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Iman Shumpert raps: ‘You best believe I’m going to take me a knee for the anthem’

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 01: Iman Shumpert #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a basket against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 1, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Victor Oladipo expects NBA players to protest the national anthem this season.

It probably won’t be Stephen Curry, who says he’s unlikely to follow Colin Kaepernick’s lead in kneeling. It also probably won’t be Nick Young, who said he’s considering sitting but appears likely to be waived.

How about Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert?

In his new song, “His Story,” Shumpert – a talented musician – raps (hat tip: Joe Vardon of

You best believe I’m going to take me a knee for the anthem

Newsflash: Songs can be fiction, and that’s OK. Singers often take personas that don’t match reality. Johnny Cash didn’t actually shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die. So, just because Shumpert the rapper says he’ll kneel doesn’t mean Shumpert the basketball player actually will.

But I’d be surprised if Shumpert put this out without intending to follow through.