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Chris Paul Has Experienced Donald Sterling And Robert Sarver As Owners – And Is Frustrated By The Recent Scandal

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Playing for not one but two disgraced owners has been a tough journey for Chris Paul. Initially, he dealt with Donald Sterling in LA, followed by Robert Sarver in Phoenix.

After private recordings of Donald Sterling’s racist remarks surfaced in 2014, the NBA handed him a lifetime ban. Just this week, Robert Sarver was suspended for a year due to findings revealing his repeated use of racist slurs, inappropriate sexual comments towards female staff, and unfair treatment of women in the organization.

Having been part of teams owned by these individuals, Paul has reached his breaking point.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Paul expressed his shock and disappointment after reviewing the report. He emphasized that the behavior displayed, particularly towards women, is intolerable and should never be repeated.

“The sanctions imposed seem inadequate in addressing the abhorrent behavior we all witnessed. My thoughts are with all those affected,” Paul added.

LeBron James also shared his dismay about the situation.

“After reading the accounts of Sarver’s actions multiple times, I must admit…our league has definitely mishandled this,” James expressed on Twitter. “I shouldn’t have to elaborate. Read the reports and form your own opinions. I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll say it again, such conduct has no place in our league.

“I hold deep admiration for our league and its leadership. However, this is not acceptable. Misogyny, sexism, and racism have no place in any workplace, regardless of ownership or player association. Our league is meant to embody our values, and this does not align.”

Robert Sarver’s investigation stemmed from a report by ESPN’s Baxter Holmes in November 2021, which uncovered multiple allegations of racism and sexist behavior during his tenure as Suns owner.

Besides the year-long suspension, Sarver also faced a hefty fine of $10 million.

According to ESPN, Sarver was resistant to the notion that the consequences were fitting.

Image Source: Chris Paul / Instagram

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