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Meyers Leonard Fined, Suspended, Required To Take part In Cultural Variety Program

Meyers Leonard has been fined $50,000 and suspended from staff actions for one week following his use of an anti-Semitic slur.

Leonard can even be required to take part in a cultural variety program.

“Meyers Leonard’s remark was inexcusable and hurtful and such an offensive time period has no place within the NBA or in our society,” stated Adam Silver. “Yesterday, he spoke to representatives of the Anti-Defamation League to higher perceive the impression of his phrases and we settle for that he’s genuinely remorseful.  We have now additional communicated to Meyers that derogatory feedback like this won’t be tolerated and that he can be anticipated to uphold the core values of our league – equality, tolerance, inclusion and respect – always transferring ahead.”