NBA announcer Grant Napear placed on leave for tweeting ‘All Lives Matter’


Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear was placed on administrative leave by his radio station Monday after tweeting “All Lives Matter,” a controversial phrase associated with belittling the Black Lives Matter movement.

“All Lives Matter… Every Single One!” the 60-year-old Napear tweeted Sunday after former Kings star Demarcus Cousins asked the KHTK radio host for his view on the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 as a campaign against systemic racism and violence toward black people, and it is the focal point of protests in response to the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who was killed by a white police officer last week in Minneapolis.

“I’m not as educated on BLM as I thought I was,” Napear said in an apology published by The Sacramento Bee. “I... (Read more)

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