Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard will face punishment from the NBA for an anti-Semitic slur he used earlier this week.
The NBA announced Thursday that Leonard has been fined $50,000 and suspended from all Heat activities for one week. Leonard will also be required to participate in a cultural diversity program.
The $50,000 fine is the maximum allowed by the NBA. The suspension does not include a loss in game checks, according to a league source.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement: “Meyers Leonard’s comment was inexcusable and hurtful and such an offensive term has no place in the NBA or in our society. Yesterday, he spoke to representatives of the…