The cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated was designed to show the sports worlds unity in the face of attacks from President Donald Trump.
The Golden State Warriors were not fans.
Above, you can see Steve Kerr ask a very legitimate question: How do you do that cover without Colin Kaepernick? He was the guy who started what are now widespread protests from NFL players, he opened that door.
Stephen Curry asked that same question, and he also didn’t like that the photoshopped image on the cover had him linking arms with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Here is what Curry said, via NBC Sports Bay Area.
“That was terrible. That’s just capitalizing on the hoopla and the media and all that nonsense. The real people that understand what’s going on and who’s really been active and vocal and truly making a difference. If you don’t have Kaepernick front and center on that, then something’s wrong. It’s kind of hard to see how certain narratives take place, being prisoners of the moment. I was kinda joking around yesterday when I saw that on a certain Instagram handle, but at the end of the day, that stuff really doesn’t matter. It’s about the true message and highlighting the people that are doing the right things.”