The Phoenix Suns issued a statement in response to a potential media probe into the franchise’s workplace culture, rejecting that the organization or its owner, Robert Sarver, have a racist or sexist history.
The organization is aware that ESPN is working on a report accusing it of misbehavior on a national level, according to a statement released on Friday “variety of topics”. The Suns responded by saying they were “completely baseless claims” and “documentary evidence in our possession and eyewitness accounts directly contradict the reporter’s accusations, and we are preparing our response to his questions.”
Sarver – a Phoenix businessman – has owned the Suns since 2004. Suns general manager James Jones, who is Black, said in the team’s response: “None of what’s been said describes the Robert Sarver I know, respect and like – it just doesn’t.”
The team is coming off one of its most successful seasons in franchise history, reaching the NBA finals with talents Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Deandre Ayton before falling to the Milwaukee Bucks in six games. The Suns have reached the NBA Finals three times, in 1976, 1993, and 2021, but have never won one.
source : guardian sport