Always a defender of the movements that ensure labor rights and inclusion, LeBron James did not bite his tongue (although in this case his fingers) to criticize the NBA
LeBron James harshly criticized the NBA for not being more forceful in its sanction to Robert Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns and who was suspended for one year and fined $10 million for humiliating comments to his workers of a racist and sexist type.
“I have already read the stories about Sarver several times. I have to be honest, our league definitely screwed up on this.”
Read through the Sarver stories a few times now. I gotta be honest…Our league definitely got this wrong. 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
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 14, 2022
“I don’t need to explain why. Read them and decide for yourself. I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again, there is no place in this league for this type of behavior. I love this league and deeply respect our leaders. But this is not right. There is no place for misogyny, sexism and racism in any work environment,” added the Lakers superstar and franchise player.
LeBron assured that “it does not matter” if the person who engages in this behavior is the owner of a team or a player and said that this was not a good example of a competition like the NBA that aspires to defend a series of values.
The NBA announced on Tuesday the sanction against Sarver, who is also the owner of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and the largest shareholder of Spanish soccer’s Mallorca. The maximum fine established in the internal rules of the NBA is $10 million dollars.