LeBron James criticized the NBA for how he handled Robert Sarver's punishment. The owner of the Phoenix Suns was suspended for a year and sentenced to pay a $ 10 million fine after a 10-month investigation. The response came after his racist behavior within the franchise.
LeBron, after the press conference by Adam Silver, NBA commissioner, wrote on Twitter: "I have read the story of the Sarver case several times: I have to be honest, the NBA approached it the wrong way, there is no need to explain why.
We have all read what happened and we can give an opinion."
LeBron James, Robert Sarver's punishment is not severe enough
James then added: "As I have said in the past and I want to repeat, there is no place in the NBA for this kind of attitude.
I love this league and have a deep respect for those who lead it, but this is not a right decision. There is no room for misogyny, se*ism and racism in the workplace. It does not matter if you own the team or a member of the franchise: we all work to make the NBA an example of our values and this situation it is not."
According to report made by the NBA, Sarver has used the N-word several times. remember that this racist insult is publicly condemned. Adam Silver, in a press conference, almost defended Sarver in a way. Silver explained Sarver has grown as a person in these many years of ownership of the Suns and that he has done so many positive things.
Silver also said that he has no right to deprive Sarver of his franchise and that such a decision would mean taking legal action against him. Below LeBron James' tweet: "Read through the Sarver stories a few times now.
I gotta be honest…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."
Read through the Sarver stories a few times now. I gotta be honest…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 — LeBron James (@KingJames) September 14, 2022