Colin Kaepernick Rumors
“I love football but I’m not part of the NFL,” James told ESPN following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ practice at famed on Sunday. “I don’t represent the NFL. I don’t know their rules and regulations. But I do know Kaep is getting a wrongdoing, I do know that. Just watching, he’s an NFL player. He’s an NFL player and you see all these other quarterbacks out there and players out there that get all these second and third chances that are nowhere near as talented as him. It just feels like he’s been blackballed out of the NFL. So, I definitely do not respect that.”
As someone who has taken a stand on social issues in the past, Joakim Noah gave a shout out to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for getting people to talk about “social injustice” and said Saturday that President Donald Trump’s remarks about NFL players who protest during the national anthem are “dividing” the country.
He said he’s been paying close attention to what’s happened in the NFL. Noah supports and stands with the NFL players and teams for what they’ve done. “I think it’s great,” Noah said. “We’re finally talking about social injustice. People always want to talk about the flag. Of course, the flag is very important. But let’s not forget the reason for the protests are because of social injustice.”
Noah believes the number of players who have knelt or done some kind of protest has grown because of Trump called out their freedom of expression. “Yeah, 100 percent,” Noah said. “The leader of this country is dividing people and making things a lot more complicated.”
“Our faces are shown more, so when we do speak, with the nature of the NBA right now, you hear us a little bit more because you recognize our face,” Iguodala said. “When Kap did take that stand, not that he became more popular, but his name became more reoccurring because you can see his face now attached to that. You can see our face already, and we have other avenues we can go down. Not that we wouldn’t, but it just isn’t ours.”