Chris Martin Palmer Wiki – Biography
Chris Martin Palmer is a former ESPN NBA reporter. He has been a contributing writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated since January 2017 and a contributing studio analyst for Spectrum SportsNet since September 2014.
From May 2014 – December 2016, he served as the NBA Senior Writer for Bleacher Report. From Feb 1999 to Feb 2010, he was an NBA writer for ESPN, as a staff writer from Feb 1999 – Jul 2013 and as NBA Insider from Feb 2010 – Jul 2013. He has also been a freelance speechwriter since Aug 2017, according to his Linkedin.
He attended Howard University from 1994 – 1999 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.
Veteran NBA reporter Chris Palmer was called out on Twitter for a pair of tweets he sent within the span of a few days.
Palmer was offering his thoughts on the protests across the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death. On Thursday night, Palmer quote-tweeted a photo of a burning building with the caption, “Burn that s— down. Burn it all down.” But shortly after midnight on Sunday, Palmer had a change of tone once protesters showed up closer to where he lived.
The photo of a burning building was, according to the Star Tribune, an affordable housing development under construction. The complex had 189 units and was expected to open later this year.
Palmer did delete the first tweet where he said to “burn that s— down,” but his tweets since have defended his stance from the second tweet. When one Twitter user called him out the opposing language in his two tweets, he responded in part, “don’t talk to me about what you don’t know.”
Palmer, who worked at ESPN for 14 years and Bleacher Report for two years, offered some additional thoughts on the situation. He tweeted, “Tear up your owns—. Don’t come to where we live at and tear our neighborhood up. We care about our community. If you don’t care about yours I don’t give as—.”
“A couple of nights ago I [retweeted] a picture of a burning building in [Minnesota],” Palmer tweeted. “I did not know it was low-income housing for many. That was my mistake. I do not endorse property destruction of any kind. Real protestors don’t loot. Peaceful protest is the only way. Be safe. God Bless.
“Got hit with rubber bullets, tear gas and rocks. Yet both the left and right are mad at me. You just can’t win anymore.
“Obviously, I didn’t choose the right words. It was a crazy weekend. Lots of stress and panic. Tear gas is a mother. I don’t endorse property destruction in any form. I’m not perfect. But I will work on it. Be well. Take care.”
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