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Heat Trade Meyers Leonard To OKC For Trevor Ariza

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The Miami Heat have just traded Meyers Leonard and a second-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Trevor Ariza, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The deal comes just six days after Leonard used anti-Semitic language on his personal Twitch stream. Guess his apology fell on deaf ears.

The old “sticks and stones” phrase apparently was a farce because the Miami Heat just ran Meyers Leonard out of town. Yes, the owner was Jewish, but Leonard did apologize for his viral mishap. What’s clear here is that cancel culture continues to be an issue for celebrities.

Everyone in the public eye is one “mistake” away from losing their job. I insist on mentioning that Leonard purchased a $7.75 million mansion in Miami just last week. No one’s feeling sorry for the former Miami big man, yet it’s still important to mention that we too can be cancelled like this. I mean, who hasn’t said a one-liner in their lives that would get them in trouble in today’s climate? Will we have any celebrities left by 2025?

Chances are that this Meyers Leonard trade is a peek at the transformation of America. Anyone who says something offensive is done. No apology or action can save them because apologies and action aren’t the goal. Total compliance to pandering is. Using the right words, sharing hashtags, or kneeling for the National Anthem is all it takes to be protected by our media.

It’s a shame Meyers Leonard never got the opportunity to redeem himself in the Miami community. Another one bites the dust…

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. The Scarlet Letter of the Woke: “Canceling”

    The last paragraph+ was a straight bullseye. It’s beyond pathetic and honestly, scary, how these wokesters have the power to ruin someone’s life just because. Meyers now has to live with this BS persecution if he wants to continue playing basketball. The minute he’s no longer in the spotlight, the wokesters just find a new successful individual and wait for their “mistake” to capitalize on.

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