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Uber reportedly apologizes to Garrett Temple, lifts ban of Kings veteran

Garrett Temple starts a new mentoring program at Sacramento High School

The Kings' Garrett Temple helped serve dinner with teammates Frank Mason III, and Harry Giles at Sacramento High School where he started a program to mentor students. It's an idea he came up with this summer to help bridge the divide between priva
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The Kings' Garrett Temple helped serve dinner with teammates Frank Mason III, and Harry Giles at Sacramento High School where he started a program to mentor students. It's an idea he came up with this summer to help bridge the divide between priva

Kings’ guard Garrett Temple has been a strong voice among teammates, fans and students in the Sacramento community – now he’s using it to express some frustrations with Uber.

Temple, who runs a mentor program for students at Sacramento High School, took to Twitter early Friday morning after realizing the popular ride-hailing service had disabled his account over activity that didn't comply with Uber's terms of use policy, according to the company in his Tweet.

The company has since called Temple to apologize and his account has been reactivated as of Saturday, according to a tweet from Sports 1140 KHTK radio show host Carmichael Dave.

"My account was hacked and the person was doing shady stuff on it," Temple tweeted in a reply to a fan who asked what the issue pertained to on Saturday. "(Uber) thought it was me."

Some Twitter users had fun with Temple’s initial post in the replies section.

Twitter account @DaveLack replied, “2 years ago? Mr. Arvin Jay F a Washington fan upset you didn’t stay ?” in reference to the Uber employee’s name attached to the bottom of the email and Temple’s four-year career with the Washington Wizards.

Meanwhile, @Real_Alias brought up Kevin Durant’s 43-point performance for the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals when he tweeted, “Geeze! I’d ask for the specifics. That’s as cold as a KD three.”

Temple, vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, will enter his ninth season in the league after earning the Kings’ Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award for a second consecutive year. The award is given to a player who brings “both on and off the court influence in leadership, sportsmanship, all-round game, community service and family,” according to the Kings.

Garrett Temple of the Sacramento Kings talks about why he has been raising his fist over the past couple of months following the playing of the National Anthem. He said he wanted to "honor our people" during Black History Month. Temple said he was

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