Thursday, October 6“Racism never sleeps.”

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Calls mounting for suspended Phoenix Suns owner to resign after alleged use of n-word, inappropriate workplace behavior
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Calls mounting for suspended Phoenix Suns owner to resign after alleged use of n-word, inappropriate workplace behavior

Phoenix Suns majority owner Robert Sarver was suspended from the team for one year after an investigation conducted by the league found that he engaged in inappropriate behavior in the workplace, including the use of racial slurs. The NBA released a report on its investigation on Tuesday and suspended Sarver from all franchise-related activities for one year, as well fined him $10 million. The fine is currently the maximum allowed NBA. Sarver is also facing mounting heat from aside from league executives. After the investigation findings were published, PayPal, a team sponsor, released a statement announcing it would end its deal with the franchise if Sarver returns after his suspension is over. In addition, ESPN reported that the team's Vice Chairman Jahm Najafi wrote a...
LeBron James shares racist experiences playing in Boston
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LeBron James shares racist experiences playing in Boston

NBA star LeBron James’ comments on Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia aren’t the only thing that has caught attention from his interview on HBO’s “The Shop.” On the episode that aired Friday, the Lakers forward said he has encountered numerous incidents of racism and hatred when he’s played in Boston. “They will say anything, and it’s fine. I mean, fuck, it’s my life. It’s shit I’ve been dealing with my whole life…. Like, I hear it. Like if I hear somebody, like, close by, I’ll check ’em real quick. I move on to the game. LeBron said he has even had beer thrown on him by fans at the TD Garden. “There was like a ‘Fuck LBJ’ T-shirt. I believe they probably sold it at the fucking team shop. The Celtics had something to do with that shit,” James added. Ironically, James is also part...
LeBron James clarifies comments about Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia
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LeBron James clarifies comments about Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia

LeBron James did some cleaning up Tuesday night on social media explaining his comments about WNBA star Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia, which were previewed in a trailer for an upcoming episode of HBO’s “The Shop.” In the trailer for the episode airing Friday, James said if he were in Griner's shoes, he would have doubts about wanting to return to the U.S. after being detained in Russia for so long. "Over 110 days, now how could she feel like America has her back?… I would be feeling like do I even want to go back to America?," James said on “The Shop.” My comments on “The Shop” regarding Brittney Griner wasn’t knocking our beautiful country. I was simply saying how she’s probably feeling emotionally along with so many other emotions, thoughts, etc inside that cage she’s b...