In SummaryThe NBA is preparing a story that accuses the Suns owner of racism, sexism and sexual harassment.
Robert Sarver, who has owned the Phoenix Suns since 2004, is being accused of racism, sexism and sexual harassment, according to NBA insider Jordan Schultz. Schultz said in a tweet that the NBA is preparing a huge story that involves Sarver, who is being accused of numerous incidents of racism, sexism and sexual harassment.
Sarver released a statement in which he categorically denies the allegations.
“First and foremost, I reject any insinuation of personal or organizational racism or gender discrimination. I despise language that disrespects any individuals, regardless of race, gender, preference, or choice. Such language has no place in business or at home in what I consider Suns and Mercury families,” Sarver said. “I am proud of our record of diversity and inclusion on both teams – whether on the court or in the front office.”
The Phoenix Suns also chimed in with a statement of their own, stating they have evidence that contradicts the accusations.
“We urge everyone not to rush to judgment here. Especially based on lies, innuendo, and a false narrative to attack our organization and its leadership,” the statement said.
Suns General Manager James Jones said, “None of what’s been said describes the Robert Sarver I know, respect and like – it just doesn’t.”
If he is found guilty of these accusations, then the Suns owner could be the first owner since former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to be removed from the NBA.