LeBron James believes there’s no place in the NBA for Robert Sarver’s behavior, which is why he is calling out the light punishment he received by the league.
On Tuesday, the NBA announced that the Phoenix Suns owner has been fined $10 million and suspended for one year. During their investigation, the NBA discovered that he used the N-word at least five times.
The Los Angeles Lakers star would soon take to Twitter and call out Sarver and the league.
“Read through the Sarver stories a few times now. I gotta be honest…Our league definitely got this wrong,” James tweeted. “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.
James continued: “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 ain’t it.”
The investigationalso determined there were “instances of inequitable conduct toward female employees.” Sarver apparently made “sex-related comments” and inappropriate remarks about employees’ appearances.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver argued that the actions taken against Sarver were “severe.”
He also claimed that Sarver has “evolved” during his 18 years owning the Suns.