De’Aaron Fox is a well-known streamer, besides one of the most talented point guards in the NBA. The Sacramento Kings star has had a love for video games since he was a kid and that hasn’t changed now that he’s an established NBA player.
After Meyers Leonard (another player who streams video games) was caught saying racial slurs in a recent stream, the NBA community had a lot to say about his words and attitude, including Fox, who knows how heated things can get but always tries to be quiet and not make the same mistake Leonard made earlier this week. Fox made it very clear and didn’t mince words to express his feelings.
“For one, I wouldn’t say that s–t on stream, that’s dumb as s–t,” Fox said.
He even said he didn’t know the meaning of the word Leonard used and he had to look it up to find out it was really bad. Things like that aren’t acceptable and the Miami Heat big man was suspended by a week following this incident.
“It’s a slur and things like that, but I didn’t even know what it meant,” Fox explained. “Me and my fiancée were like, yo, let’s look it up. I have no idea what this means. But after finding out that it’s a slur and things like that, those lobbies get like that all the time.”
Although he apologized for his words, Leonard’s image around the league is damaged and it’ll be hard for him to find a new team if he hits free agency next summer. This could have been avoided if he had a little more control. As Fox said, trash-talking in COD can get out of control but Leonard didn’t know how to handle that.