Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is riding with hometown hero Colin Kaepernick‘s stance toward the national anthem.
The NBA champion has chimed in on why he cannot help but respect Colin’s bold decision to promote police brutality awareness.
“I love that there’s freedom of speech and he can stand up for what he believes in,” Curry said in an interview with CNBC’s Sara Eisen. “There’s going to be people that disagree with him and there’s going to be people that agree with him, which is what I think our country stands for, which hopefully will drive the conversation to bettering the equal rights and treatment of African Americans and people of color. So I applaud him for taking a stand and hopefully the conversation is about what his message was and not, ‘Is he going to stand or is he going to sit for the national anthem?’ … The conversation is started and should continue.” (SF Chronicle)
This week, Colin reacted to his San Francisco 49ers jersey toppling the NFL store’s sales.
On Tuesday (September 6), reports showed off how much of a merchandise impact Kaep’s controversy has generated.
In fact, Kaepernick jersey sales are skyrocketing since he took his stance. The NFL Shop best sellers list shows the Kaepernick white jersey as the No. 2 best seller and the Kaepernick red jersey as the No. 6 best seller. The only player in the NFL selling more jerseys than Kaepernick right now is Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. UPDATE 7:37 a.m. ET: Shortly after we posted this item, Kaepernick’s jersey moved up to the No. 1 best seller spot. (NBC Sports)
Over this past holiday break, Dreamville head J. Cole showed his support for Kaepernick at a live concert by rocking a jersey.
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