MIAMI-Utah forward Elijah Millsap said on Friday that he has not received any allegations from investigators regarding his allegations that Jazz executive Dennis Lindsey at the end of the 2015 season He made strong comments at the meeting.
Millsap also expressed doubts about whether there will be a fair investigation of Lindsay’s claims. Lindsay was the general manager of the team at the time and is now the executive vice president, threatening to chop off his “black butt” and send him home. .
Millsap made the allegation in a tweet on Wednesday. The Jazz responded on Thursday, saying they will hire external consultants to conduct a thorough investigation with the NBA.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Millsap said: “Obviously, I know the truth about me.” “Some outside consultants or someone, all they can do is try to incite and create [me] It looks like I’m lying. I basically do this, the purpose is to free myself from the pain of restraining myself, to free myself, not to make Dennis Lindsey (Dennis Lindsey) feel sad, and not to make him look like a racist. I don’t think he is a racist, but I know what he said to me. “
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Adam Silver) confirmed the league’s involvement on Friday.
Silver said: “We take discrimination allegations seriously, so we also have to respect the due process rights of the accused. This is why we conduct a full investigation.” “In this case, the investigation is conducted in cooperation with the Utah Jazz. of.”
Millsap played 67 games for the Jazz in two seasons. The controversial incident came from the exit meeting in April 2015. Millsap-the brother of Utah’s long-standing outstanding Paul Millsap-Jazz coach Quin Snyder attended the meeting.
The source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the then general manager Justin Zanik (Justin Zanik) was also in the meeting at the time, when he was the assistant general manager and was responsible for recording detailed records of the conversation. The source said these notes were entered into the team database and will be checked as part of the investigation.
Millsap said that he remembered attending that meeting as “energetic” and eager to hear what Lindsay and Snyder said to him.
Millsap said: “I hope to get good feedback.” “Then it got worse.”
Millsap said on Twitter that Lindsay told him: “If you say another word, I will chop off your black ass and send you back to Louisiana.”
Millsap met with reporters shortly after meeting Snyder and Lindsay, but there was no sign of frustration. He said he was exempted by the Jazz in January 2016, just the day before the rest of his contract this season was guaranteed. Such actions are not uncommon in non-guaranteed transactions.
Lindsey declined to comment. Snyder said he knew nothing about this and defended Lindsey again on the Friday before the Jazz played in Miami.
Snyder said: “I have never heard from Dennis so far.” “As I said, I didn’t hear anything, and I knew him and his character well. I also think that if I ever said that. , I am very sensitive to those issues, I will remember them.”
After the Jazz abandoned him, Millsap only participated in two other NBA games. He said that when other teams asked about his background, he believed that the team had a poor evaluation of him. He said he still has to exercise for a few hours a day, and he wants to resume his career.
Millsap said he did not have any specific solutions that satisfied him.
Millsap said: “These people have a chance to tell people what I am really like.” “And they didn’t do that. It makes me sick.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.