Miami Heat Center, FaZe Clan streamer and investor Meyers Leonard gets his Twitch account back, one week after his ban.


Late last night, esports reporter Jake Lucky revealed that Twitch returned Meyers Leonard's account on the platform. However, the Miami Heat Center hasn't returned to the platform yet for a new live stream. People will remember that Leonard became the center of controversy last week after saying a racial slur on-stream. This caused Miami Heat to review footage of his live stream. The Heat then subsequently announced that he will be on indefinite leave from the team. Leonard later apologized, claiming that he didn't know what the word he used meant. He also opened himself up for people who can educate him to prevent the same mistake from happening again.

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Meanwhile, Lucky also reports that Leonard continues to be part of the FaZe Clan organization. “FaZe CEO Lee Trink clarified earlier this week,” tweets Lucky, that “severing ties for these kinds of things is extremely difficult.” Hence, Leonard retains his investor status and his investments in the organization, presumably because cutting off an investor would put FaZe in a hairy situation.

As of press time, Leonard's Twitch account still has 69.9k followers on the platform.

Meanwhile, a recent trade with Oklahoma Thunder will see Leonard don a new uniform. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Oklahoma Thunder traded Trevor Ariza for Meyers Leonard and a 2027 second-round pick from the Miami Heat. However, this doesn't automatically mean he'll be playing anytime soon with the Thunder. Apart from being sidelined due to an injury, he likely won't be utilized by the Thunder either because of this controversy. As of now, Leonard is just a trade filler for the Heat to acquire Ariza.