Warriors’ Stephen Curry says he spoke with Adam Silver about Robert Sarver’s discipline, describing the Suns’ impending sale as “exactly what should have happened.”


San Francisco – Golden State Warriors star Stephen CurrySpeaking publicly about Robert Sarver’s case for the first time on Sunday, he said he had private conversations with Commissioner Adam Silver regarding the league’s sanction for the embattled Phoenix Suns. Mercury Her.

“[I] I got [Silver’s] A view of what decisions and mechanics, I think, he had to step in and take down was worthy of actions that we were all responding to and representing the league as a whole and protecting the integrity of the league and the standard, addressing the situation during Veterans Media Day, “We set terms from executives and ownership,” Curry said while addressing the situation during Warriors Media Day. down to the players. “There should be a standard about what is acceptable and what is not.”

The NBA announced on September 13 that Sarver would be suspended for one year and fined $10 million after an independent investigation found he had used the N-word at least five times “when retelling others” and was also involved in “cases of unfair conduct towards female employees.” including ‘sexual comments’ and inappropriate comments about the appearance of female employees. The National Basketball Association commissioned an investigation following an ESPN story in November 2021 detailing allegations of racism and misogyny during Sarver’s 17 years as an owner.

The NBA announcement was met with backlash, like LeBron JamesAnd the Chris PaulAnd the Draymond Green Others spoke out and said the punishment was not severe enough. PayPal, the Suns shirt patch sponsor, has threatened not to renew their partnership with the team if Sarver remains an owner. Minority owner Jahm Najafi, the minority owner of SNES, the team’s second-largest shareholder, called Sarver to resign.

Just over a week after being discontinued, Sarver announced that it had begun the process of selling both Suns and Mercury.

“I think the outcome was exactly what should have happened,” Curry said. “Honestly, I thought with the penalty that was issued it could have lasted a little longer, but I’m glad we got to a point where we hope the team is for sale sooner rather than later and can kind of make a move to see that’s where it needs to be.” .

in An interview with Rolling Stone magazine Published earlier this month, Curry regretted not taking a public stand and boycotting the 2014 playoff match against the Clippers which followed the publication of an audio recording in which then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling made racist remarks – eventually leading to a life ban. from the league.

Curry praised James, Paul and Greene, his Warriors teammate, for using their public platforms to talk about Sarver, and appreciated Silver for answering his call.

“Big players who have vested interests in protecting the league as well, all of those things are important, and you want to get quick responses and reflexes for things like that,” Curry said.

After Sarver was suspended, but before he announced his intention to sell, Green recorded a 25-minute podcast episode in which he called on NBA owners to take a vote to end Sarver’s position as owner of the Suns.

“You know, if this is governed by a vote, why not a vote,” Green said Sunday on Warriors Media Day, explaining his thought process during the podcast. “It’s a 100 per cent fireable crime. It is 100 per cent compulsory – to force some kind of sale. So why not a vote if that’s what ought to happen?”

“I was very happy to see that he was selling the team because I think it’s true,” Green continued. “When you look at some of the things that people have had trouble with, I think that this falls under the same boat. We are all part of this league, and no one is greater than the league. If it continues for us as players, that’s all inclusive. We are all still part of the league. league, no matter your level.”


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