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Meyers Leonard is a prominent American NBA basketball. Meyers Leonard plays for the Miami Heat and also has numerous recognitions under this belt.

Early Life

Meyers Leonard was born on February 27, 1992, and he is currently 32 years old. He is originally from Woodbridge, Virginia, and he grew up in Robinson, Illinois. The latter is a small town in southeastern Illinois. Likewise, his star sign is Pisces.

Talking about his family, his parents are his father James, and his mother Tracie. Likewise, he also has two older brothers namely Chris and Bailey. One of them is Bailey and he is a U.S. Marine who has also served in Afghanistan.

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Caption: Meyers Leonard captured while interacting with kids during a game-break. Source: Instagram

More Details

His father was a golf pro whereas his mother was once an athlete. She would run upwards of 10 miles a day. Unfortunately, at the young age of 6 years, he lost his father due to a freak bicycle accident.

The more unfortunate incident followed when his mother was largely housebound since his father’s demise. Tracie had an old horseback injury and subsequent disc surgery. These left her with crippling pain. Regarding his educational journey, he attended Robinson High School. Later on, he joined the University of Illinois.

Additionally, when he was in second grade, he gained a surrogate family. An insurance agent in Robinson named Brian Siler had a son of the same age as him. Brian was also aware of his family situation. Hence, Brian subsequently became a father figure for him. Following this incident, he regularly attended the Silers’ church and even went on family vacations.

Meyers Leonard – Career and Professional Life

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Caption: Meyers Leonard captured while playing basketball. Source: Instagram

Meyers Leonard is a prominent professional basketball player. Leonard plays for the “Miami Heat” of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Likewise, he also played college basketball for the “Illinois Fighting Illini” before the “Portland Trail Blazers” selected him with the 11th overall pick in the NBA draft in the year 2012.

Moreover, he is also a content creator for “FaZe Clan” in his spare time. He invested in this gaming group in April 2019 as a content creator. The professional basketballer also streams on Twitch. After spending his first seven seasons with the “Trail Blazers”, he was traded to the Heat in the 2019 offseason.

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Additionally, he is one of only two NBA players to stand for the National Anthem before games during the resumed 2020 season. Another NBA player who did so is Jonathan Isaac who plays for “Orlando Magic”.

Likewise, he played shooting guard until he grew six inches. It was back during his sophomore year of high school. Similarly, he was an Honorable Mention All Big-10 selection at Illinois. He was chosen five selections after “Trail Blazers” teammate Damian Lillard in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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Caption: Meyers captured while interacting with kids during a game-break. Source: Instagram

Meyers Leonard – Personal Life

Meyers Leonard married Elle Bielfeldt on 2 August 2015. They are long-time sweethearts who met each other in college. The lovers founded a sports bar company called “Level Foods” together.

His dog Bella died of cancer in December 2017. Besides Bella, the couple also has another dog named Koko. Before tying the knot, the couple dated each other for about 4 years. He and Elle met through a mutual friend named Mike Davis. Mike was Elle’s friend’s boyfriend. And that’s how the two met each other. Mike was also a senior basketball player just like he.

Moving forward, Elle and he studied together a few times, developed a friendship, and eventually fell in love with each other. Moreover, Elle is a prominent American blogger, entrepreneur, and athlete. We can also find her on various social media platforms. However, his dashing tall height has been the center of attraction to lots of his female fans.

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Caption: Meyers posing for a photo with his wife, Elle. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

His listed/registered height is 7 feet or 2.13 meters and his registered weight is 260 lbs or 118 kgs. Likewise, while playing basketball, his wingspan is 2.21 meters. Other than this, there is no further information regarding the basketballer’s other body measurement details. Similarly, he has light brown hair and eyes of the same color.

Social Media

Talking about the basketballer’s social media visibility, Meyers Leonard is available on Instagram under the username @meyersleonard. The basketballer has earned more than 370k followers on this account as of February 2021.

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Caption: Meyers captured while hiking with his pet dog, Koko, in Moab, Utah. Source: Instagram

Meyers Leonard – Net Worth 2024

We can also find him on Twitch as @MeyersLeonard. He also joined Twitter in September 2009 and so far has over 176.9k followers on his @MeyersLeonard account. Moving on, he has a net worth of around 50 million dollars through his basketball career, brand endorsements, etc.