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Miami Heat say Meyers Leonard will be away from team while NBA probes use of anti-Semitic slur

Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard "will be away from the team indefinitely," the organization said in a statement Tuesday night, while the NBA conducts an investigation into his use of an anti-Semitic slur during a recent video game livestream.

"The Miami HEAT vehemently condemns the use of any form of hate speech," the team's statement read. "The words used by Meyers Leonard were wrong and we will not tolerate hateful language from anyone associated with our franchise. To hear it from a Miami HEAT player is especially disappointing and hurtful to all those who work here, as well as the larger South Florida, Miami HEAT and NBA communities.