The NBA's decision to fine and suspend Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver but not ban him for reported racist and sexist behavior isn't sitting well with some of the league's biggest stars nor the players' union.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, Suns guard Chris Paul and National Basketball Players Association executive director Tamika Tremaglio all made their opposition to the Sarver ruling known on Wednesday.

A day earlier, the NBA released the results of a lengthy investigation into workplace misconduct under Sarver's watch. Sarver was found to have used the "N-word" at least five times in addition to sexually harassing female employees and cursing and yelling at workers.