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Draymond Green backs Colin Kaepernick-fueled national-anthem protests

Basketball - Olympics: Day 16

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: Draymond Green #14 of United States celebrates after defeating Serbia during the Men’s Gold medal game on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have supported Colin Kaepernick’s national-anthem protest.

Draymond Green joined his Warriors teammates in voicing solidarity with the cause.

After four Miami Dolphins took knees during the Star Spangled Banner, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross addressed the issue – prompting Green, a Michigander like Ross, to tweet.

Ross, via David Hyde of the South Florida SunSentinel (click link for video):
“I don’t think there was any lack of respect,” Ross said. “Everyone in this team and whole organization respects the flag and what it stands for. These guys are making a conversation about something that’s very important topic in this country. I’m 100 percent in support of them.”

“I don’t think there’s anyone in the organization, all the players included, that want to create any disrespect for this country, for this flag, for the soldiers or anything else. I think they know we’re 100 percent behind them,” Ross said.

“I think today, what has been brought up, is a conversation that needs to be had. I think they’re doing, in their way. I applaud them.


It is a conversation that needs to be had. This should be more about the racism Kaepernick, Arian Foster, Jelani Jenkins, Kenny Stills and Michael Thomas are trying to confront and less so about their method of protest.