Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry voices support for Colin Kaepernick

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 11: Stephen Curry
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 11: Stephen Curry /

Golden State Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry voiced his support for NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick.

The Golden State Warriors represent one of the most liberal areas in the entire country. With their rise to the top of the basketball world, they have become influential voices in society. It’s part of the territory.

People want to hear the biggest superstars weigh in on the biggest issues. Though there’s a sect of people who will angry tweet “stick to sports,” it’s important for players to feel free to speak their mind whenever they want to, especially about important topics. The Warriors have done that.

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Stephen Curry has expressed varying degrees of interest in discussing hot button issues publicly. He seemingly reluctantly addressed the discriminatory bathroom law in his home state. He has been relatively vocal about the current President of the United States.

Once again, Curry has weighed in on something, rather, controversial. He attended the Week 1 game between the San Francisco 49ers and his hometown Carolina Panthers in Levi’s Stadium. He posted some shots on his Instagram story, including a shout out to one of the most divisive figures in professional sports today.

Curry posted a picture of the Niners’ logo with the hashtag “#freekaep” in reference to NFL free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Of course, I’ll let it slide that Curry misspelled the quarterback’s nickname–it should be “Kap.” The sentiment is that he believes the former-49er should be in the league.

He also added this:

Curry has voiced his support for Kaepernick and his protests before. The QB has not been signed by a team after he and the 49ers parted ways. It’s become increasingly clear that he is not on a team because of his protest against systemic oppression and racism.

Curry and the Warriors have not taken a protest like Kaepernick’s though they have been outspoken about the President and will, likely, not attend any ceremony at the White House. Still, it’s nice to see one of the NBA’s most powerful voices speak freely about a topic like this.