Robert Sarver’s exit from the NBA reveals the league’s flaws again

For purposes of his public profile, Robert Sarver will soon be reclassified from “NBA Owner” to “former NBA owner, and for that everyone in the league can reasonably be grateful. The Suns, their staff, and the NBA in general would be better off No sexist or bully in the office who engaged in the use of the n-word, without any sense of shame or remorse.

Server on Wednesday He announced his intention to sell both the Suns and WNBA’s Mercury, bowing to public pressure just one week after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver suspended him for a year and fined him $10 million after an internal investigation. The news was greeted with hypothetical cheers in statements From LeBron James And the CJ McCollumFrom former Sun’s staff It is countless fans and critics who have been stunned by Sarver’s long history of misconduct.

Sarver himself will soon be out of the Suns, the NBA himself will be out of Sarver, and this latest ugly chapter involving the franchisor is coming to a merciful end. It’s the right outcome, the fair outcome. But let’s not call it justice.

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