Robert Sarver and his antics have gotten him a scary situation for himself. With the latest information given on his actions, the Phoenix Suns owner could potentially be stripped of his ownership. Several individuals around the league have called for his dismissal but the NBA is yet to address his future.
For now, Sarver is being suspended for an entire year from all activities conducted by the Suns organisation. He will have to pay a fine of $10 million in compensation of his terrible actions. The owner was accused of using racial slurs repeatedly over different occasions and sexual misconduct.
NBA Executive pleads the NBA to remove Robert Sarver from his post
There has never been a place in the NBA for activities as such. Executive Director of the NBPA, Tamika Tremaglio released a statement plea to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to removed the accused owner from Al managerial positions. Her statement clearly showed the amount of disgust she had against the owner. “Mr. Sarver’s reported actions and conduct are horrible and have no place in our sport or any workplace for that matter.”
“… the report indicated Mr Sarver’s long history of inappropriate conduct, including racial and gender insensitivity, misogyny and harassment. All issues that led to a toxic work environment for well over a decade. I have made my position known to Adam Silver regarding my thoughts on the extent of the punishment, and strongly believe that Mr. Sarver should never hold a managerial position within our league again.”
Following the investigations verdict, Adam Silver had addressed Robert Sarver’s future in the league saying, “The statements and conduct described in the findings of the independent investigation are troubling and disappointing. We believe the outcome is the right one, taking into account all the facts, circumstances and context brought to light by the comprehensive investigation of this 18-year period and our commitment to upholding proper standards in NBA workplaces.”
He concluded his statement by apologising the victims of Sarver’s behaviour and urged that individuals of the organisation should do better. LeBron James had also tweeted about the situation claiming that the league had made a wrong decision by suspending the criminal owner rather than firing him all together.