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Meyers Leonard
Meyers Leonard
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Born: 02/27/92
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:245 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Earnings: $60,142,479 ($62,549,988*)

Meyers Leonard: 'I would be ecstatic if I could play for the Miami Heat again'

As for Meyers’ hoops career, he’s gunning to get back in the league … and says it’d be a dream come true to return to Pat Riley’s team “I would be ecstatic if I could play for the Miami Heat again. I fell in love with that place, I really did. My wife and I love it there.” Meyers continued … “There’s something about the culture there that’s just me.”
“I can honestly sit and talk for an hour about this. About all the different experiences with little kids in the Jewish community, to teenagers, all the way up to Rabbis, who have just been so generous with their time and so understanding.” Meyers says in the wake of the comments, both he and his family had to deal with terrible abuse online, including people threatening to sexually assault and murder his spouse. “It’s been a very, very long and hard process,” Leonard says … “When the death threats, and my wife is being told ‘don’t leave your house, we’re gonna rape you.’ And, these things. It was hard. So, a lot of these things are difficult to share, but over time I’ve been able to heal.”
Storyline: Meyers Leonard Free Agency
Meyers Leonard is breaking his silence and giving his first on-camera interview to TMZ Sports after using an anti-Semitic slur … addressing the bonds he’s formed with the Jewish community, death threats he’s received, and his desire to return to the basketball court. “It’s hard to explain,” Leonard told us out in Beverly Hills. “The people who have been the most loving and the most compassionate, showing the most grace, have been so many people from the Jewish community.”
Meyers Leonard is continuing his fight against anti-Semitism — teaming up with a top anti-hate organization to speak at a virtual seminar … just months after the NBA player dropped a slur while gaming online. We’re told 29-year-old Meyers has joined forces with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) … and is set to speak at a webinar on August 19 … with the hopes of stemming the rise in hateful speech.
The Heat had talks with Bobby Portis, sources said, and the Portis-Adebayo frontcourt would have offered an intriguing combination of shooting and size. Portis would have been Miami’s new and probably superior version of Meyers Leonard and Olynyk — center-ish bigs the Heat paired with Adebayo (another center) because Adebayo can defend anyone, allowing Spoelstra to hide weaker tag-team partners.
Storyline: Bobby Portis Free Agency