Punished by the NBA for racism and misogyny, the owner of the Phoenix Suns made a controversial statement; Robert Cerber was also fined $10 million
The owners of Phoenix Suns B- NBA, Robert Cerber, once again created controversy in the American basketball universe. The owner (who is also the owner of Phoenix Mercury B- WNBAThe women’s league) announced on Wednesday, the 21st, that it is putting its teams up for sale, after the PayPal company stated that it did not intend to renew its contract while Cerber himself was in charge.
The incident occurred after the businessman was suspended from the league for a year and fined $10 million for racist and misogynistic comments. In addition to the measures already implemented, Tamika Tremaglio, head of the NBA Players Association, called for a permanent ban on Robert. Also, stars love LeBron James and Chris Paul See that the means are not enough. Jam Najafi, vice president of the sunshinerequested the resignation of the owner.
“In our current unrelenting climate, it has become painfully clear… all the good I’ve done, what I could still do, has been overruled by the things I’ve said in the past”Cerber said in a statement. “For these reasons, I am beginning the process of looking for buyers for the Suns and the mercury“. The businessman also reinforced that his decision would be the best for everyone.
“As a person of faith, I believe in atonement and a path to forgiveness. I hoped that the commissioner’s suspension for a year would give me time to focus, make corrections, and remove my personal dispute from the groups that I and many fans are. Love.”, noted. Before the announcement, LeBron James had already called for more severity in punishing owners.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there’s no place in this league for this kind of behavior. I love this league and have a lot of respect for our leadership, but it’s not true.”nails the number 6 of Los Angeles Lakers. “There is no place for misogyny, sexism and racism in any workplace. So it doesn’t matter if you are the owner of the team or the player. In any case, we keep our league as an example of our values, which is not the case.”