The 29-year-old Leonard was fined $50,000 and suspended from team facilities for one week by the NBA on March 11 after he was heard using the anti-Semitic slur “k—e” during a Twitch stream while playing the video game “Call of Duty.”
Leonard posted an apology to Instagram, but NBA commissioner Adam Silver called the player’s words “inexcusable and hurtful and such an offensive term has no place in the NBA or in our society.” He also was dropped by gaming sponsors and the professional esports organization FaZe Clan over his comments.
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