this Phoenix Suns They were going through some of the toughest seasons of the last decade, failing to make it to the playoffs on various issues related to squad depth, coaching staff, ownership and chemistry. This team is always full of league’s young veterans and freshmen with superstar potential.
It all started with Devin Booker in 2015. This shooting guard was an instant upgrade in offensive and perimeter shooting that the Suns desperately wanted to have since the Steve Nash era. Finally, Ricky Rubio and Kelly Oubre Jr. They started making small purchases with very talented role-players, such as .
In 2020, the team signed Chris Paul, whose senior leadership and expertise will immediately send them to the NBA Finals. Last season, they managed to finish the league with their best score. But luckily with all the narratives around it being so negative, tragedy strikes once again.
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Phoenix Suns owner suspended and fined $10 million over allegations of misconduct
Putting aside the outstanding season the Phoenix Suns had, the same year witnessed some dire interpersonal and ethical issues. From nearly losing electoral center Deandre Ayton to nearly finding the new owner, the Suns luck hasn’t hit the ideal situation.
Robert SarverThe franchise’s majority owner was accused of sexually harassing several Suns and Mercury staff members. He was also caught using derogatory racial slurs, which is despised in the NBA. Sarver and his team, denying all allegations, allowed the investigation to be carried out.
Of course, the victims of his actions all gave their testimonies, and the owner was soon found guilty of his actions. After 70 victims confessed, the landlord admitted to the allegations but refused to accept the $10 million fine. Since 2004 the owner will also be suspended for one season for his behavior.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said:“The statements and behavior described in the findings of the independent investigation are alarming and disappointing. Considering all the facts, circumstances, and context that this 18-year-long investigation has brought to light, and our commitment to upholding appropriate standards in NBA workplaces, we believe the conclusion is correct.”
“I hope the NBA community will use this opportunity to reflect on what this great game means to people everywhere and the values of equality, respect, and inclusion it seeks to represent. Whatever our position, power, or intent, racially insensitive and demeaning language and behavior are abusive and “We must all acknowledge its hurtful impact. On behalf of the entire NBA, I apologize to anyone affected by the abuse outlined in the investigators’ report. We must do better.”
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