Kings play-by-play TV announcer and radio host Grant Napear has been positioned on administrative go away by KHTK, in accordance with The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson.
The Sacramento radio station is reportedly investigating Napear’s response on Twitter to former Kings middle DeMarcus Cousins, who requested Napear for his ideas on the Black Lives Matter motion amid the protests happening throughout the nation following the loss of life of George Floyd. Napear instructed Cousins that “All Lives Matter,” sharing the slogan usually used to deflect from the points BLM is looking for to handle, together with racial injustice and police brutality.
Hey!!!! How are you? Thought you forgot about me. Have not heard from you in years. ALL LIVES MATTER…EVERY SINGLE ONE!!! https://t.co/DfzKl3w0jm
— Grant Napear (@GrantNapearshow) June 1, 2020
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Cousins wasn’t shocked by the tweet, and former Kings gamers Chris Webber and Matt Barnes jumped in to voice their opinions of Napear as nicely.
“Would count on nothing much less from a closet racists [sic],” Barnes stated.
Lol as anticipated.
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 1, 2020
Would count on nothing much less from a closet racists
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) June 1, 2020
Demarcus we all know and have recognized who grant is. The crew is aware of as nicely. I’ve instructed them many instances. They’ve seen it. They know who he’s. 🤡🤡 https://t.co/4DI4f1DGUp
— Chris Webber (@realchriswebber) June 1, 2020
Napear later tried to apologize on Twitter and instructed The Sacramento Bee’s Marcos Breton on Monday that he was “in ache” and nonetheless has “loads to study.”
“I am not as educated on BLM as I assumed I used to be,” Napear stated. “I had no concept that after I stated ‘All Lives Matter’ that it was counter to what BLM was attempting to get throughout.”
The Kings haven’t but stated if Napear will proceed to name video games for NBC Sports activities California. The crew launched the next assertion on Monday: “Grant’s latest Twitter feedback don’t replicate our group’s views and values. We’re reviewing the matter additional with our broadcast companions NBC Sports activities California and Sports activities 1140 KHTK.”