Meyers Leonard has not been seen in the NBA, and on a basketball court in general, since late 2020. During his final year of his contract with the Miami Heat, the long man had been the subject of an anti-Semitic remark, uttered while playing video games live on Twitch. The incident had generated strong outrage and Leonard was suspended for a week, subsequently being traded to the Thunder and almost immediately cut.
Leonard has remained a free agent ever since, officially due to some physical problems, although it is easy to imagine that this was a way to “make him pay” for the anti-Semitic outing. Now, however, almost two years after the incident, the player will return to the NBA. According to ESPN, he will sign a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.. In recent weeks Meyers Leonard had held a workout for the Los Angeles Lakers, but they intervened in the market via trade by taking Rui Hachimura and Mo Bamba instead.
In his last “full” season in the NBA, Leonard maintained. 6.1 points and 5.1 rebounds average.