Pat riley says he expects to see Meyers Leonard back in an NBA jersey at one point … TMZ Sports he believes the hooper’s basketball career is not over despite his previous use of an anti-Semitic insult.
The former Heat center has been out of the league since he was filmed on a live stream dropping the k word… but he has worked tirelessly to educate himself on the Jewish community ever since.
The famous 29-year-old player met a group of children in a Boca Raton synagogue in June… and also partnered with an anti-hate organization to speak at a virtual seminar in August.
Riley clearly took note of Leonard’s actions… and he guaranteed the 6-foot-10 basketball player would get a second opportunity in the NBA in the future.
“He’s going to play basketball again,” the Miami Heat president told LAX. “He will be.”
Riley, however, said he was not sure this opportunity would come from the Heat.
Leonard, who was a solid actor before his March 2021 release, told us in October that he would love it. return to the heat at one point.
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