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Suns, Mercury owner Sarver given one-year ban, fined $10m

Robert Sarver (Credit: Getty Images)

Robert Sarver, majority owner of the National Basketball Association's Phoenix Suns and Women's National Basketball Association's Phoenix Mercury, has been suspended for a year by the National Basketball Association and given a $10m (€10m) fine following a formal investigation into a series of explosive racism and misogyny allegations.

In November 2021, ESPN published an extensive investigative report detailing the ownership tenure of Sarver, who bought the Suns in 2004 and also owns the Mercury.

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