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Basketball Announcer of Over 30 Years Resigns After Saying ‘All Lives Matter’

An NBA basketball announcer of over 30-years resigned on Tuesday after tweeting “All Lives Matter.”

Grant Napear of the Sacramento Kings resigned after responding to a tweet from former Kings star DeMarcus Cousin asking for his take on the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Hey!!!! How are you? Thought you forgot about me. Haven’t heard from you in years. ALL LIVES MATTER…EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!,” Napear said.

Bonneville Sacramento, operator of sports radio station KHTK released a statement on Twitter saying they were saddened by Napear’s comments.

“While we appreciate Grant’s positive contribution to KHTK over the years, his recent comments about the Black Lives Matter movement do not reflect the views or values of Bonneville International Corporation.

“The timing of Grant’s tweet was particularly insensitive. After reviewing the matter carefully, we have made the difficult decision to part ways with Grant,” the statement said.

Napear later apologised for the tweet, saying it came across “dumb” which was not his intention.

“That’s how I was raised,” he said. “It has been ingrained in me since I can remember. I’ve been doing more listening than talking the past few days. I believe the past few days will change this country for the better!”

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