Heat center Meyers Leonard was surprised using an ethnic insult on a “Call of Duty” stream.
On Tuesday, a video surfaced of NBA veteran Leonard uttering the K-word, a derogatory term that is ethnically offensive to the Jewish people. The video was taken on Leonard’s Twitch stream.
(Disclaimer: The video contains offensive language.)
Leonard pauses before releasing “you f-ing k-b-” on the stream.
The Heat is aware of the video, by Marc Stein of ESPN, and is currently reviewing it.
The Heat are examining the Meyers Leonard video using an anti-Semitic slurs earlier today while streaming their video game live via Twitch, according to a spokesperson for the team.
– Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 9, 2021
Leonard made headlines last season as one of only two NBA players, along with Jonathan Isaac, not to kneel for the national anthem during the NBA Bubble Game to protest the racial injustice.
Leonard had only appeared three games this season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury that required surgery.
This story will be updated.