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NBA Announcer Axed for ‘All Lives Matter’ Tweet Claims Bias (1)

Oct. 22, 2021, 3:59 PMUpdated: Oct. 22, 2021, 6:01 PM

Former Sacramento Kings TV announcer Grant Napear says in a federal lawsuit that media company Bonneville International Corp. violated California anti-bias law when it fired him from his radio talk show for tweeting “All Lives Matter” in response to a tweet from NBA player DeMarcus Cousins.

Napear, who is White and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church, says Bonneville’s decision not to renew his contract for the 2020-2021 was discrimination based on his sex, race, and religion.

The company had previously indicated that it intended to bring him back and only changed its mind after his Twitter exchange with ...

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