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Draymond Green Blasted The NBA For Only Giving Robert Sarver A 1-Year Suspension: "It's Absolutely Insane... He's Just Going To Return To The Sidelines Next Year... That's Bullsh*t."

Draymond Green Blasted The NBA For Only Giving Robert Sarver A 1-Year Suspension: "It's Absolutely Insane... He's Just Going To Return To The Sidelines Next Year... That's Bullsh*t."

One of the biggest controversies of the NBA offseason has been the suspension of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver recently. After a long and in-depth investigation into his behavior in the workplace, while owning the Suns, Sarver was handed a 1-year suspension and a $10 million fine by the league. The investigation revealed that he had engaged in sexist and racist behavior, something that should be very strongly looked down upon in modern society. 

There were some interesting reactions to the league's decision. LeBron James was among those that felt the punishment was inadequate. He went as far as to say that the league got this one wrong. Others have also spoken out, with some of the Phoenix Suns' sponsors also pulling out following the revelations. And the condemnations aren't over yet either, prominent figures in the NBA are still addressing what they think the league should be doing about it. 


Draymond Green Blasted The NBA For Their Decision To Suspend Robert Sarver For Just 1 Year

Draymond Green has fast become one of the most outspoken players in today's NBA. His crusade to incorporate the new media into things and stop the old way of doing things has been an endless one, and he speaks out against anything he sees wrong. With his platform, the Draymond Green Show, now at his disposal, Green issued a strong take on the Sarver situation recently. 

"I do think it's absolutely insane that Robert Sarver is going to receive just a 1-year ban. And a $10 million fine and just return to the sidelines next year and return to the building next year. It actually goes against everything that the NBA stands for. The NBA stands for inclusion. The NBA stands for diversity. The NBA definitely stands against bigotry and racism.

"And I commend Adam Silver, our commissioner, and everyone over at the league office for the stance they have taken over the years. I don't think there's been any other organization or league that supports their players like the NBA supports us.

"But for everything that the NBA stands against and stands for, this report that came out last week is the total opposite of everything that the NBA stands for. And so to think that someone like Robert Sarver, that's acting in that manner, can continue to represent us... that's bullsh*t. You can't continue to represent way more people than yourself with those views. Who's speaking to people the way he did, treating African Americans and women the way he has? That's not okay."

This is a strong stance from Green but also one that is not unexpected. Draymond is a passionate individual, and it shows when he speaks about matters of importance. And he does make a point on this front, but the situation is a lot more complicated than that. Hopefully, though, the players speaking out creates some more change across the league and the world.