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NBA Faces New Pressure to Oust Phoenix Suns’ Robert Sarver on Harassment Probe

  • PayPal won’t renew sponsorship if owner remains with the team
  • LeBron James, minority owner Najafi have also questioned NBA
Robert Sarver

Robert Sarver

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Pressure is mounting on the National Basketball Association to force out Robert Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns, after an investigation found he used racist slurs and harassed female employees. 

Superstar LeBron James said the league “got this wrong” when it announced on Tuesday that it would suspend Sarver for a year and ordered him to pay a $10 million fine. Then Jahm Najafi, who owns a minority stake in the Suns, said he should step down. Now PayPal Holdings Inc. is vowing to end its sponsorship deal with the franchise if Sarver sticks around.