Basketball icons LeBron James and Chris Paul think Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury managing partner Robert Sarver must be facing a raucous penalty than a one-year suspension and a fine of $10 million.
On account of the league’s punishment for Robert Sarver who is the owner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, LeBron James talked up about his dissatisfaction with the way the issue was dealt with by NBA.
For almost after a year-long investigation into Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, NBA declared the detection and punishment on Tuesday.
The investigation commenced following a piece from Baxter Holmes of ESPN that exposed a lengthy list of accused transgressions.
Professional basketball star Chris Paul says the sanctions imposed against team owner Robert Sarver for workplace racism and sexism “fell short in truly addressing what we can all agree was atrocious behavior”.
Both LeBron James and Chris Paul have summoned harsher punishment for Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for using racist and sexist behavior also bullying.
Currently, Sarver was prohibited from the NBA for one year and fined $10m after an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct.
Four-time NBA champion and Los Angeles Lakers star James tweeted, “Our league definitely got this wrong. I don’t need to explain why?”
“Y’all read the stories and decide for yourself. I said it before and I’m gonna say it again, there is no place in this league for that kind of behavior.
“I love this league and I deeply respect our leadership. But this isn’t right. There is no place for misogyny, sexism, and racism in any workplace. Don’t matter if you own the team or play for the team. We hold our league up as an example of our values and this aint it.”
behavior. I love this league and I deeply respect our leadership. But this isn’t right. There is no place for misogyny, sexism, and racism in any work place. Don’t matter if you own the team or play for the team. We hold our league up as an example of our values and this aint it.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 14, 2022
Though the 60-year-old has disapproved of releasing a statement with some parts of the report at the same time providing an apology for the words he used and actions he performed that offended employees.
It was founded by the league that Sarver “engaged in conduct that clearly violated common workplace standards, as reflected in team and League rules and policies”, which included “the use of racially insensitive language; unequal treatment of female employees; sex-related statements and conduct; and harsh treatment of employees that on occasion constituted bullying”.
Strict punishment was required suggested Suns player Paul echoing James.
Paul wrote, “Like many others, I reviewed the report. I was and am horrified and disappointed by what I read.”
“This conduct especially towards women is unacceptable and must never be repeated.”
“I am of the view that the sanctions fell short in truly addressing what we can all agree was atrocious behavior. My heart goes out to all of the people that were affected.”
I am of the view that the sanctions fell short in truly addressing what we can all agree was atrocious behavior. My heart goes out to all of the people that were affected.
— Chris Paul (@CP3) September 15, 2022
On Wednesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told that Sarver did not receive more severe punishment due to the investigation finding his comments were not motivated by “racial or gender-based,” reportedly.
“It was relevant,” said Silver. “I think if they had made findings that, in fact, his conduct was motivated by racial animus, absolutely that would have had an impact on the ultimate outcome here. But that’s not what they found.” [H/T NBA.com]