Meyers Leonard hasn’t played in the NBA in over two years.

He was suspended for using an anti-Semitic slur during a live video game broadcast, but could return soon.

The 2012 first-round pick is set to work for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, according to The Athletic.

As a member of the Miami Heat in 2021, Leonard was playing Call of Duty and streaming it on Twitch when he called someone «f—ing k–e b—-.»

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Meyers Leonard, #0 of the Miami Heat, warms up before the game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on January 9, 2021 in Washington, DC
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Leonard apologized for the incident, claiming he didn’t know what the word meant.

“I deeply regret using an anti-Semitic slur during a live broadcast yesterday,” he said at the time. “While I didn’t know what the word meant at the time, my ignorance of its history and how offensive it is to the Jewish community is by no means an excuse and I was simply wrong,” he wrote. «Now I am more aware of its meaning and am committed to properly seeking out people who can help educate me about this type of hate and how we can combat it.

«I own up and own up to my mistake and I can’t run away from something like this that is so hurtful to someone else. This is not a proper presentation of who I am and I want to apologize to the Arisons, my teammates, the coaches, the front office, and to everyone associated with the Miami Heat organization, to my family, our loyal fans, and others in the Jewish community whom I have hurt. I vow to do better, and I know my future actions will be more powerful than my use of this word.»

Meyers Leonard, #0 of the Miami Heat, fouls against Zion Williamson, #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans, during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on December 25, 2020 in Miami.

Meyers Leonard, #0 of the Miami Heat, fouls against Zion Williamson, #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans, during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on December 25, 2020 in Miami.
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MEYERS LEONARD OUT OF THE HEAT AFTER SPREADING ANTI-SEMITIST LANGUAGE DURING LIVE BROADCAST

He was suspended indefinitely by the Heat after the incident and was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he never dressed for them. He was released just a week after the trade and has remained a free agent ever since.

His last NBA game was on January 9 of that year, as a shoulder injury kept him out for the rest of the season.

The Lakers are looking for any kind of help with Anthony Davis’ injury; they will also train DeMarcus Cousins ​​​​on Friday.

Meyers Leonard, #0 of the Miami Heat, handles the ball during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Two of the NBA Finals on October 2, 2020 at The AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida .

Meyers Leonard, #0 of the Miami Heat, handles the ball during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Two of the NBA Finals on October 2, 2020 at The AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida .
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Leonard and the Heat lost to the Lakers in six games in the 2020 NBA Finals.

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