Robert Sarver was accused of racist and violent relations with some workers, for which he was fined $10 million and suspended for a yearbut the pressure was so great that he decided to step aside and sell his teams.
In a statement, Sarver pleaded guilty and decided to sell the Suns and Mercury, which was approved and confirmed by the NBA Commissioner.
“I fully support the position of Robert Sarver. decision to sell the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. This is the right next step for the organization and the community,” Silver said in an NBA press release.
LeBron James advocates leaving the Suns
Apart from Silver, other figures associated with the NBA world have also given their opinion on what happened to Sarver, such as Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron Jameswho welcomed the decision of Phoenix team owner.
“So proud to be a part of a league that strives to progress!” LeBron wrote about this on his Twitter account.
Apologies from Robert Sarver
“As a man of faith, I believe in path to forgiveness. I hoped that the disqualification would give me time to focus, mend and iron out personal differences on the teams that I and many other people love. But given the current climate, I believe that this is no longer possible. That all the good I’ve done has been marred by the words I’ve said. That is why I am going to look for buyers for the Suns and Mercury,” Sarver, who pleaded guilty and came under pressure, wrote in a statement.