Steph Curry Endorses Hillary Clinton, Supports Colin Kaepernick's Protest But Will Stand for National Anthem
"That’s not the way I’ll do it. But I support [Kaepernick] in his attempt to start the conversation or continue the conversation.”
NBA star Steph Curry talked politics and protests at a TechCrunch event in San Francisco on Tuesday.
The Mercury News reports that Curry was asked in a speed round whether he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump and said "Hillary."
The Golden State Warriors player also spoke about San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to protest the national anthem over the treatment of minorities in the United States.
Curry said he will "most likely stand" during the national anthem when the NBA season begins but that he still supports what Kaepernick is doing.
“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," said Curry. "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."
He continued, "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 expanded on his comments later on in the event, admitting that people often feel differently about how to protest or raise awareness about issues.
“You just have to be true to yourself and understand both sides of the equation and be OK with the consequences, like Colin is,” he said. “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.”
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