The NBA announced on Tuesday that it has sanctioned Robert Sarver, owner of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, with a one-year suspension and a $10 million fine for abusive behavior in the workplace. and degrading treatment of their employees.

This strong penalty – 10 million is the maximum fine established in the internal rules of the league – is the result of an investigation by the NBA which emerged from an ESPN report published in November 2021, which had spoken with more than 70 Sarver workers and former employees who accused him of racism and machismo in a toxic work environment.

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