Stephen Curry ‘will most likely stand’ during national anthem
Stephen Curry does not expect to join those kneeling during the national anthem.
Curry has been supportive of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protesting during the national anthem, but he generally ruled out the prospect of joining him.
“I’ll most likely stand,” Curry said at a TechCrunch Q&A, via Anthony Slater of the Mercury News. “Colin, if you follow the way he talks, the message he’s trying to send with his act, he’s not, from his mouth, disrespecting the veterans or the military. That’s not his intention. He’s obviously continued the act to create the conversation for more social justice and things of that nature. I’ve been a part of certain conversations off the grid, finding different ways to make our community better, especially for African-Americans. That’s not the way I’ll do it. But I support him in his attempt to start the conversation or continue the conversation.”
Curry acknowledged that he has to work at finding a balance between striking the right tone and being a megastar.
“You just have to be true to yourself and understand both sides of the equation and be OK with the consequences, like Colin is,” Curry added. “My approach is not going to please everyone and that’s what America is about. Some people agree with Colin, some don’t. But the common thread is that there is change that needs to be made.”
You can expect to see some NBA players following Kaepernick’s lead. While he hasn’t openly said he’ll do it, one of Curry’s prominent teammates has given Kaepernick his firm backing.