NBA stars LeBron James and Chris Paul say Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver should have been given a stronger punishment for his racist and sexist behaviour.

Sarver, who also owned the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, was fined 10 Million Dollars and suspended from the sport for a year after the NBA investigated allegations.

The NBA interviewed 320 people and scrutinised 80,000 documents and videos after an ESPN article in November 2021 which alleged Sarver’s 18 years in charge of the team had been characterised by racist and sexist behaviour and bullying.

While the NBA investigation made “no finding that Sarver’s conduct was motivated by racial or gender-based animus”, it did find evidence of “racially insensitive language, unequal treatment of female employees and sex-related statements and conduct”

Credit: BBC

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