Suns owner Robert Sarver hit with $10M fine, 1-year ban by NBA over ‘workplace misconduct’
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The NBA has punished Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver to the tune of a $10 million fine and a one-year suspension from all basketball-related activity as a result of its investigation into Sarver’s workplace conduct. According to the probe — spurred by a November 2021 ESPN report alleging racism and misogyny within the Suns organization — Sarver used the N-word “on at least five occasions” when recounting the statements of others, and engaged in “inequitable conduct toward female employees.” More specifically, Sarver “made many sex-related comments in the workplace, made inappropri...