Grant Napear

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Ex-Kings announcer Grant Napear, fired by KHTK in June 2020 after a tweet, is now suing that station for wrongful termination

Late last May, there was a lot of discussion around Grant Napear, a long-time host on Sacramento sports radio station KHTK and a long-time radio voice of the Kings. This came in the middle of Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. following police killings of George Floyd (which had happened less than a week earlier), Breonna Taylor, and others, and started with former Kings’ player DeMarcus Cousins (who had had previous exchanges with Napear) tweeting at Napear and asking him for his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter protests. Napear (seen above) responded with an “ALL LIVES MATTER,” a response that’s been used by others and drawn criticism (including, in Napear’s specific case, from former Kings’ player Andre Miller) for diminishing protesters’ concerns over treatment of Black people. That led to Napear getting fired from KHTK a few days later, and that’s now led to him suing in response almost a year and a half later. But before we get to the latest developments, it’s worth looking back at that original tweet:
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Grant Napear Sues Bonneville International Over His Firing From KHTK/Sacramento

GRANT NAPEAR is suing BONNEVILLE INTERNATIONAL and 50 "John Does" for his firing from Sports KHTK-A/SACRAMENTO. NAPEAR, the former television voice of the SACRAMENTO KINGS, was fired by KHTK in JUNE 2020 (NET NEWS 6/2/2020) after responding to a tweet from former KINGS star DEMARCUS "BOOGIE" COUSINS for his opinion about the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement with his own tweet declaring "all lives matter," which NAPEAR claims he was unaware was considered a declaration of opposition to Black civil rights.

‘I Don’t Feel Like I Did Anything Wrong’: Grant Napear Sues Bonneville International For Wrongful Termination

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The former Kings announcer who was ousted over an “all lives matter” tweet is suing his old radio station employer for wrongful termination. Longtime KHTK broadcaster Grant Napear was dropped back in June 2020 after more than two decades on the air. We spoke to Napear and his attorney about why he’s only now taking legal action. Napear remains unapologetic about his tweet, saying this lawsuit is his way of “righting a wrong” and calling the loss of his job the hardest thing he’s ever been through in his life. “I was wronged. I don’t feel like I did anything...
Sacramento Bee

Former Kings announcer Grant Napear sues radio home of the Kings for wrongful termination

Former Kings announcer Grant Napear is suing the parent company of KHTK-AM 1140, the radio home of the Kings, for an amount that exceeds $75,000 in damages for wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation, according to a complaint filed by Napear’s attorney in federal court in Sacramento. Napear’s representatives allege that...
Fresno Bee

Fans react as former Kings TV, KHTK radio host Grant Napear sues for wrongful termination

Kings fans reacted strongly across social media Thursday upon learning former Kings play-by-play announcer and Sports 1140 KHTK radio host Grant Napear is suing the radio station’s parent company for wrongful termination. Napear, who was dumped from Sacramento’s airwaves in June 2020 amid allegations of racial insensitivity, has filed a...

Former Kings announcer Grant Napear alleges wrongful termination in new lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Attorneys for Grant Napear, the former Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer and radio host at Sports 1140 KHTK, filed a lawsuit against the radio station's parent company alleging wrongful termination following Napear's dismissal in June 2020. According to the lawsuit filed on Thursday in a Sacramento court against...
Sactown Royalty

Grant Napear Initiates Lawsuit

Grant Napear says he wants his reputation back so he is suing his former radio station employer for wrongful termination. The problem for him is that he still has his reputation intact as an egotistical, insensitive 60 year old man who is out of touch with the issues that started the BLM movement. He has landed in a good place for someone with his racist views. He lives in south Florida now where he has a willing audience ready to listen and follow his obscure little podcast.
Sacramento Bee

Read the lawsuit filed by Grant Napear against KTHK radio’s owner, Bonneville International

Former Sacramento Kings broadcaster Grant Napear filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Sacramento federal court against the owner of KHTK-AM 1140, Salt Lake City-based Bonneville International, more than a year after he was terminated from the station following a controversial tweet at the height of the George Floyd protests. Napear...

Hoosier Sounds: IU legend Keith Smart with Grant Napear

Listen as IU basketball legend Keith Smart joined the If You Don’t Like That podcast with Grant Napear recently. Smart discusses playing for Bob Knight and what it was like being around Don Nelson when he was worked for the Golden State Warriors. He also talks about his time as the Kings head coach, his battle with skin cancer, and his current job with Arkansas.