Kings Announcer Grant Napear Loses Job After 'All Lives Matter' Tweet

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Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear has lost his job following an exchange on Twitter with former Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. 

Napear was asked by Cousins for his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement before responding "All Lives Matter...Every Single One!"

The Kings in a statement said Napear resigned from his TV role.

“I want to thank the fans for their overwhelming love and support,” Napear said in a statement. “I will always remain a part of Kings nation in my heart.”

Bonneville International, which owns the radio station, said in a statement it parted ways with Napear who was also a sports talk radio personality for KHTK.

“His recent comments about the Black Lives Matter movement do no reflect the views or values of Bonneville International Corporation,” the media company said. “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.”

Napear has been the Kings' play-by-play announcer since 1988. He also drew criticism from former Kings star Chris Webber on Monday following his response to Cousins.

"Demarcus we know and have known who [Napear] is," Webber tweeted. "The team knows as well. I've told them many times. They've seen it. They know who he is."

Napear apologized for his comment in an interview with the Sacramento Bee on Monday. 

"I'm not as educated on BLM as I thought I was," Napear said. "I had no idea that when I said 'All Lives Matter' that it was counter to what BLM was trying to get across."