Meyers Leonard is officially a free agent.
The NBA center was released Thursday night by the Oklahoma City Thunder following the trade deadline passing. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
When he was traded to the Thunder, there were no plans for him to actually stick with the team.
Thunder Waives Meyers Leonard
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) March 25, 2021
He was quickly suspended, fined and traded away from the Miami Heat.
Meyers Leonard says racial slurs while playing CoD pic.twitter.com/WHwUnbV0pR
— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) March 9, 2021
I honestly think it’d be a shame if Leonard’s NBA career came to an end over this mistake. Shouldn’t we pride ourselves on grace and forgiveness? Shouldn’t we pride ourselves on second chances?
I mean, does anyone honestly think Meyers Leonard is a racist? There is zero chance he is. He said something incredibly stupid, has apologized and he still can’t get a job in the NBA.
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As I’ve said before, Julian Edelman offering to have dinner with him was 100% the correct way to handle the situation.
We get much further in life when we extend a hand in good faith and try to help educate than when we just cancel people.
After Meyer Leonard used an anti-Semitic slur, NFL player Julian Edelman offered to take him to a Shabbat dinner in Miami.
This is the proper way to handle this situation. Instead of promoting cancel culture, get to know people. You’ll get better results. https://t.co/qZY2CV2Xws
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) March 10, 2021
We’ll see if he ever plays again, but it looks like there’s a real chance he doesn’t.