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Miami Heat's Meyers Leonard fined $50,000, suspended for week for using anti-Semitic slur

The NBA fined Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard $50,000 and suspended him from the team facility and all its activities for one week on Thursday after he used an anti-Semitic slur during a video game livestream earlier this week.

Leonard will also be required to take part in a cultural diversity program, the league said.

"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 Anti-Defamation League to better understand the impact of his words and we accept that he is genuinely remorseful.