Former Heat center Meyers Leonard is getting another shot at featuring in the NBA. The 30 year-old played his last game on January 9th of 2021, when the Miami Heat beat the Washington Wizards on the road.
Meyers Leonard has now signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, who are looking to add size to their roster, particularly with star Giannis Antetokounmpo dealing with a sprained ligament in his right wrist.
Two years since Meyers Leonard’s anti-Semetic slur incident
Since, an ankle injury combined with an anti-Semetic slur captured on a live videogame stream sealed his fate with the Miami Heat and cost him a one week suspension and $50,000 fine from the NBA.
In a recent interview, Leonard revealed he had suffered nerve damage during an ankle operation to address his initial injury. He also addressed the incident that cost him his tenure with the Heat: “There are absolutely no excuses for what happened that day. And ignorance, sadly, is a very real thing. I am not running from this, but I did not know that it happened.”