Memphis meteorologist probed over racist tweet about Draymond Green

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A Memphis TV weatherman is feeling the heat after using a racial slur in a tweet about NBA star Draymond Green amid the Grizzlies-Warriors playoff series.

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Joey Sulipeck, FOX13 Memphis’ chief meteorologist, took to Twitter after Game 3 on Saturday night, in which the Golden State Warriors walloped the Grizzlies 143-113.

Sulipeck did a one-two punch, calling out the refs and describing Green in a term often used for primates.

“And chew on this: Draymond runs his knuckle-dragging open mouth ALL GAME LONG, but mild-mannered Kyle Anderson disputes one call and gets ejected? Next level jackassery.”

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Sulipeck has since deleted the tweet, along with his Twitter account.

But the Twitterverse reacted quickly, as did Green himself.

The Warriors’ power forward and three-time NBA champion commented on his Instagram Stories, “Are you surprised? Don’t apologize. STAND ON IT!”

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In fact, Warriors coach Steve Kerr reportedly wasn’t fazed by the tweet about his player.

“Does it surprise me that a weatherman would tweet a slur at Draymond? In 2022? Not in the slightest bit,” he said, according to NBC Sports. “This is America. This is how we operate.”

FOX13 Memphis issued a statement on Twitter about Sulipeck’s comment not reflecting the values of the station.

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“We take this matter very seriously and will take appropriate action pending a full investigation.”

The Warriors are up 3-1 in the series. Game 5 is tonight.

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