Longtime Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear has resigned after tweeting “ALL LIVES MATTER” on Sunday in response to a question about Black Lives Matter.
Napear, who has called games for the Kings since 1988, was answering a question from former Kings star DeMarcus Cousins, who asked Napear for his opinion on Black Lives Matter.
Cousins posted that Napear’s response was expected. Former Kings forward Matt Barnes then called Napear a closet racist.
Napear later apologized, telling The Sacramento Bee on Monday that he is “not as educated on BLM as I thought I was.”
The tweet Sunday came as protests raged across the country following the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.
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