Steve Hunegs interviewed about NBA player Myers Leonard use of antisemitic slur

March 12, 2021

JCRC Executive Director Steve Hunegs was interviewed on Henry Lake’s show Lake Night on WCCO Radio about Miami Heat player Myers Leonard using an antisemitic slur during a video gaming live stream.

Steve was pleased to educate the Lake Night audience about the history of this slur and praised the leadership of the Heat, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and athletes like Julian Edelman who are converting this egregious remark into a learning opportunity.

PHOTO: Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat seen January 9, 2021. (SCOTT TAETSCH / GETTY IMAGES)


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