One of Colin Kaepernick's biggest supporters in the professional sports world is someone he's never met.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony never met the former 49ers quarterback once the latter moved to New York City, but Anthony told The Undefeated he's Kaepernick's "No. 1 supporter."
Anthony was someone Kaepernick reached out to when his protest of police brutality and racial inequality first began, the 15-year NBA veteran said in an interview.
"I support him differently because I've seen it from the beginning," Anthony said. "I was the one he reached out to in the beginning when he was putting it all in play. To see it come into fruition and to see him follow through with it, I got a different respect from him."
Anthony, and his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates, tip off against the Kings in Sacramento at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night.
SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers on Friday waived linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to clear a roster spot.
The 49ers will activate defensive lineman Tank Carradine from injured reserve, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Carradine missed seven games after sustaining an ankle injury against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 21.
Armstrong started five games for the 49ers early in the season before losing his job. Reuben Foster returned to the starting line after missing time with ankle and ribs injuries. Veteran Brock Coyle has established himself as the starting middle linebacker.
Armstrong ranks second on the 49ers behind Jaquiski Tartt with 53 tackles on the season. He also leads the 49ers with two interceptions. Then-general manager Trent Baalke signed Armstrong to a two-year contract extension last December that included a $500,000 signing bonus.
The 49ers will have their largest group of healthy inactive players on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. However, right tackle Trent Brown is questionable after sustaining a shoulder injury late in Thursday's practice, Shanahan said.
49ERS INJURY REPORT
S Adrian Colbert (thumb)
T Trent Brown (shoulder)
RB Raheem Mostert (shoulder)
WR Trent Taylor (ribs)
DE Solomon Thomas (knee)
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