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Stephen Curry on SI Cover: ‘Terrible’ for Not Acknowledging Kaepernick

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*Sports Illustrated’s latest cover is a tribute to the athletes and influencers of the sports world who took a stand against Donald Trump over the weekend, attacks on civil rights and the injustices suffered by people of color in this country.

The cover title, “A Nation Divided Sports United,” features several of these figures, with one person noticeably missing: Colin Kaepernick.

Stephen Curry says the SI Cover is ‘Terrible” for not acknowledging Kaepernick. Speaking to reporters after practice on Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors point guard said he was disappointed Kaepernick, who began protesting police brutality and social injustice during the national anthem last year, was not included.

“That was terrible,” Curry said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau. “…If you don’t have (Kaepernick) front and center, something’s wrong.”

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Curry added he felt the publication was “capitalizing on the hoopla and the media and all that nonsense,” per’s Chris Haynes.

The Mercury News’ Mark Medina relayed video of Curry’s comments:

“Well, in some ways, even though his picture’s not there, Colin Kaepernick is there,” Sports Illustrated executive director Stephen Cannella said Tuesday. “What we were trying to capture with this cover was the way new voices emerged this weekend, and the way this debate, this issue, this protest movement has sort of evolved beyond Colin Kaepernick.”

Curry received prominent placement on the cover after his comments about not visiting the White House nealry made Trump’s head explode.

“I don’t want to go,” Curry said Friday at the team’s media day, according to USA Today. “That’s kind of the nucleus of my belief…(But) it’s not just me going to the White House. If it was, this would be a pretty short conversation.”

Trump then tweeted that Curry and the Warriors would not be welcome at the White House to celebrate their 2016-17 championship:

LeBron James responded to Trump’s tweet with:



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