NBA Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver was fined $10 million (about NT$311 million) by the league and banned from participating in league activities for one year for repeatedly making racist and sexist comments in the past Many felt of people that the punishment is too light; in the face of public pressure from all sides, Safo also announced that he would sell the Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, which also allowed Suns star point guard Chris Paul to try out for the team for the fourth time in his career . change of owners.
“In the current unforgiving climate for me, the situation has become very clear that no matter what good things I have done in the past, or what I can still do, there is no way to hide the problems that happened in the past, so I We will start looking for new buyers for the Suns and Mercury teams.”
With the sale of Safo to the Suns, Paul once again encountered a position of deputizing team owner, and Paul encountered the team for the first time when he played for the New Orleans Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans) in 2011. The owner At the time, Hornets owner George Shinn was unable to manage the team due to cancer, so it was entrusted to the league. It wasn’t until 2012 that it was purchased by NFL New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson. Pelicans in 2013.
With Paul’s move from the Pelicans to the Los Angeles Clippers, in 2014, the owner of the Clippers, Donald Sterling, was exposed to racist comments. team and was replaced by Microsoft founder Steve Ballmer.
In 2017, Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets. It didn’t take long for owner Leslie Alexander to announce the sale of the team, which was eventually purchased by Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta; When the Suns entered the championship game for the first time, they did not expect to encounter the situation of the team changing hands again, but this time Paul was optimistic, because after the league sentenced Savo to punishment, Paul thought that the punishment was too light and even more severe. Emphasizing the desire to see Sappho’s Punishment more severe.
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