Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green NBA owners have called for a vote to terminate Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver’s position.

“I’m going to ask for a vote,” Green said. “The Draymond Green Show” podcastPublished on Tuesday.

League rules require a three-fourths vote of the board of trustees to remove an owner.

“It’s a little confusing for me going into the arena next year,” Green said on the podcast. “The Phoenix Suns are going to be on the stage next year, he’s going to sit on the sidelines and we’re going to keep playing. So the one thing I’m looking for is someone to explain why. OK to get rid of.” [LA Clippers owner Donald] But after reading it, Sterling can’t be forced to sell Robert Sarver?

“… I’m asking for a vote. If that’s the only way, let’s see what these numbers are. Let’s see what they are.”

Sarver, who owns the WNBA’s majority. Phoenix MercuryHe was suspended for one year and fined $10 million last week after an investigation that he used the N-word at least five times “when speaking to others.”

Sarver was involved in “unfair practices against female employees,” including “sexist comments” and inappropriate comments about employees’ appearance.

Silver Sterling has been banned for life, although there has not been a vote among NBA owners to terminate his ownership position. The Clippers were eventually sold.

Green said the league’s penalty for Sarver was insufficient and that players were “undervalued by the league.”

“The only way you can get a one-year suspension and a $10 million fine is if you’re a property owner and you can’t get fired,” Green said. Because I think anybody in the NBA — and especially from a forward perspective, not like a player, even though we’ve seen players get thrown around a little bit around the league — I think half the time, 1,000%. Of the things that came out of the investigation into Robert Sarver, it came out about anyone.

The NBA ordered an investigation in November 2021 following an ESPN story detailing allegations of racism and sexism during Sarver’s 17 years as owner.

Sarver “was found to use the N-word at least five times to repeat or repeat what a black person had said — four of which came after being told by black and white subordinates not to use the word, even in. Repeating the other,” the NBA report said.

“No. 1, if you use the N-word to paraphrase something someone said [are] Telling a story someone told you or [you are] Using the word, because somebody else did — stop it,” Green said. “That’s ridiculous. Because your level of comfort with using the word again doesn’t justify Robert Sarver’s use of the N-word or anything.

Green questioned how someone like Sarver could lead an organization whose success was “built on the backs of African Americans.”

“When he comes back next year, since it’s only one year, will everything be back to normal?” Green asked. “Should those people see everything they’ve just seen and heard? Should those people feel comfortable continuing to work with this person?”

Greene praised Silver for “the stand they’ve taken over the years,” but said the results of this investigation “fell far short of what they should have been.”

“To think that a guy like Robert Sarver can continue to represent us? That’s bulls—” You can’t continue to represent people above yourself with these views, talking to people like he did, treating African-Americans and women the way he did, that’s okay.

“He’s going to come back into the fold as if he’s still representing us? And he’s a part of us? That can’t be. Because for us, especially as African Americans, I’m not comfortable. I’m very uncomfortable. And in that position, basically knowing that you can do whatever you want, and property.” Since you are the owner, can’t you be punished?”

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