Sponsors no longer want Robert Sarver’s Phoenix Suns

PayPalthe Phoenix Suns’ jersey sponsor, has publicly announced that this will be his last season with the franchise unless robert sarver, its current and noted owner, decides to resign from his position and sell the team. It is the latest reaction that calls into question the one-year suspension and the 10 million fine imposed by AdamSilver, who is now reminded that for something similar or even less obvious he was expelled Donald Sterling owned by the Los Angeles Clippers.

This first slip of the commissioner before a sanction seen as lukewarm by the group of players, managers and sponsors of the competition continues to make headlines and stir consciences in the American media landscape.

They have turned against you Lebron Jamesthe main referent of the league, and Chris-Paul, main reference of the Suns. Now, the CEO of PayPal wanted to make his position clear: “We are a company that has a strong track record when it comes to combating racism, sexism and any other form of discrimination. After reviewing the NBA report We find Robert Sarver’s conduct unacceptable and incompatible with our values.”.

The threat comes later: if at the end of the season Sarver is still linked in any way with the Arizona franchise, the company will not renew its sponsorship agreement, a business that also extends to the phoenixmercury of the WNBA and the RCD Majorca in the league.

A few days ago, the NBA announced Sarver’s punishment after publishing an independent investigation that confirmed his abuse of power, racist and sexist behavior during his 18 years at the helm of the organization.

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Sponsors no longer want Robert Sarver’s Phoenix Suns