Al Sharpton Rumors
Ben Golliver: The Rev. Al Sharpton has issued a statement saying that the NBA’s one-year suspension and $10 million fine for Suns owner Robert Sarver is insufficient. – Sharpton wants the NBA to ban Sarver for “egregious acts of racism and misogyny.”
Rev. Al Sharpton remains relentless when it comes to Phoenix Suns team owner Robert Sarver. The civil rights leader wrote PayPal president and CEO Dan Schulman, in an open letter that appeared in the Sunday edition of The Arizona Republic, demanding the billion-dollar digital payment company cease its relationship with Sarver, the majority owner of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Spanish soccer club Real Club Deportivo Mallorca.
“As someone who has dedicated my life to fighting injustice and speaking out against hate in all its forms, it is my duty and responsibility to call out such hypocrisy and to call on PayPal to uphold the values for which it proclaims to stand,” Sharpton wrote.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and his civil rights organization, the National Action Network, released a statement Monday calling for Dolan to lift the ban on Oakley. The NAN threatened to protest outside the Garden if Dolan does not comply with the demand.
Al Sharpton tells TMZ Sports … he’s been a part of discussions with NBA Commish Adam Silver on how to handle the situation with racist Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson. Sharpton — who previously sat down with Adam Silver in the middle of the Donald Sterling crisis — tells us, “In the discussions we’ve been having with the Commissioner, they said they were gonna vet everyone out [before allowing a sale of the team].”