Steph Curry is part of the growing list of athletes who fully support Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the national anthem before 49ers game. Steph is backing his bay area brethren in part because he loves that we have the freedom of speech to begin with but he also likes the fact that Colin forced the conversation and is putting his money where his mouth is.


Steph made an appearance on CNBC earlier this week, where he was there to talk about Under Armour and things related to his sneaker line, when the question about Kap and his jersey sales came up.

“I love that there’s freedom of speech and he can stand up for what he believes in,” Curry said in an interview with Sara Eisen. “There’s going to be people that disagree with him and there’s going to be people that agree with him, which is what I think our country stands for, which hopefully will drive the conversation to bettering the equal rights and treatment of African Americans and people of color.

“So I applaud him for taking a stand and hopefully the conversation is about what his message was and not, ‘Is he going to stand or is he going to sit for the national anthem?’ … The conversation is started and should continue.”

If this conversation makes you uncomfortable, I suggest you try and open your mind because this discussion doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, anytime soon.