LeBron James, Chris Paul weigh in on NBA's punishment on Suns owner

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LeBron James, Chris Paul weigh in on NBA's punishment on Suns owner
LeBron James, Chris Paul weigh in on NBA's punishment on Suns owner (Provided by Sport World News)

LeBron James made it clear he felt the NBA should have imposed a harsher punishment on Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver. Following the NBA's investigation into the alleged workplace abuse that occured during Sarver's tenure as managing director of the Suns, the league imposed a one-year ban on Sarver and fined him $10 million.

Reflecting on the NBA's punishment on Sarver, James was disappointed because he felt the league should have done more to properly punish the Suns owner. "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 behavior. I love this league and I deeply respect our leadership.

But this isn’t right. There is no place for misogyny, se*ism, and racism in any work place. Don’t matter if you own the team or play for the team. We hold our league up as an example of our values and this ain't it," James tweeted.

Chris Paul agrees with James

Paul, the point guard for the Suns, described Sarver's actions toward women as "unacceptable" and added the NBA should have done more to address his behavior.

"Like many others, I reviewed the report. I was and am horrified and disappointed by what I read. This conduct especially towards women is unacceptable and must never be repeated. I am of the view that the sanctions fell short in truly addressing what we can all agree was atrocious behavior.

My heart goes out to all of the people that were affected," Paul tweeted.

In 2014, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was found guilty of racial misconduct. After his racial remarks shocked the NBA community, James was one of the first who called out Sterling's action and wanted him out of the league.

"There's no room for Donald Sterling in the NBA. There is no room for him," James said before a Miami Heat playoff game against Charlotte. "They have to make a stand. They have to be very aggressive with it. I don't know what it will be, but we can't have that in our league." Shortly after the racial incident, Sterling ended up selling the Clippers.

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