Hviezdy zámorskej basketbalovéj NBA LeBron James and Chris Paul have criticized the game’s leadership for their trust in Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver. He was suspended for a year and fined $10 million for making racist and misogynistic remarks while in the line of duty.
“I’ve read Sarver’s story several times, but I have to be honest. Our league has definitely changed its mind,” Wrote James’ four-time MVP profile for the Los Angeles Lakers on social networks. “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, there’s no place in this league for that kind of behavior. There’s no place for misogyny, sexism, or racism in any workplace. Whether you have it or Work for it, it doesn’t matter.”
Sarver’s sentencing is nearing a deadline after NBA officials asked a prominent law firm to investigate the numerous allegations against him. Vyšetrovanie confirmed that he had behaved inappropriately in his position and used racist, misogynistic and degrading terms against employees.
The 60-year-old American businessman, who is also the owner of WNBA women’s club Phoenix Mercury and Spanish football club RCD Mallorca, denies guilt but is convinced of the victims’ evidence and statements.
According to the Associated Press, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the game’s management didn’t even discuss the fact that Sarvers would order the club to surrender. Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was so trusted in 2014 for racist comments. However, Savor’s penalties are not as high as Chris Paul, who plays for the Suns: “I am shocked and disappointed by what I have read. This behaviour, especially towards women, is unpleasant but will never happen again.”