Phoenix Suns co-owner Robert Sarver is being accused of using the N-word on multiple occasions over the course of his 17 years with the team … denying all but one claim made against him.
ESPN just released a lengthy report on Sarver’s tenure with the Suns organization … with several sources accusing the 60-year-old of racism, sexism and misogyny.
Earl Watson — who was head coach of the Suns from 2016-17 — claims Sarver hurled the slur multiple times after a game against the Golden State Warriors … saying, “You know, why does Draymond Green get to run up the court and say [N-word]?”
The ex-NBAer says he fired back at Sarver by explaining he’s not allowed to use the word … to which Sarver replied, “Why? Draymond Green says [N-word].”
While Watson claims he said the word, Sarver says he actually used the phrase “N-word.”
Sarver adamantly denies calling or referring to anyone as the racial slur … saying, “It is abhorrent and ugly and denigrating and against everything I believe in.”
Sarver — who also co-owns the Phoenix Mercury — does admit using the word “many years ago” … claiming he was responding to a player while discussing team chemistry.
“An assistant coach approached me a short time after and told me that I shouldn’t say the word, even if I were quoting someone else,” Sarver told the outlet.
Sarver is also accused of discussing oral sex with his wife and showing employees pictures of her in a bikini.
As one employee put it, “If the commissioner comes in and investigates to see what the f*** is going on in Phoenix, [he] would be appalled.”