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NBA anthem protests would be 'counter-productive', says Steph Curry

Oct 07, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Stephen Curry has been a target for U.S. President Donald Trump but doesn't support kneeling in protest during the national anthem

GOLDEN WARRIOR. "We all as individuals have an opportunity to be a vessel of light and love ... by how we treat each other and what we stand for," says Stephen Curry. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Kobe Bryant says he'd kneel for anthem if he was still playing

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Kobe Bryant weighs in on the anthem protests in the sports world on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast

ANTHEM PROTEST. Kobe Bryant says he would take a knee for the protest if he was still playing in the league today. Photo by STR/AFP

NBA memo says players must stand for national anthem

Sep 30, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Deputy commissioner Mark Tatum suggests that teams make an effort in their first home game to address the current political climate by having players and coaches give a pregame address to their fans

NO PROTESTS. The memo said the league has the discretion to discipline players who violate a rule already on the books stating that they must stand for the anthem. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

NFL player Delanie Walker says he's received death threats over anthem protest

Sep 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Tennessee Titans player says the 'words of hate' motivates him to continue his work in creating dialogue on race matters

BACKLASH. 'The racist and violent words directed at me and my son only serve as another reminder that our country remains divided and full of hateful rhetoric,' says Delanie Walker. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/AFP

Athlete activists make voices heard

Oct 31, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The scattered protests are part of a trend towards activism among athletes that has become increasingly visible in recent years

PROTEST. This file photo taken on October 22, 2016 shows Eric Reid #35 and Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers kneeling in protest during the national anthem prior to their NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Raptors launch NBA pre-season with a protest, and a win over Warriors

Oct 02, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Raptors players stood with arms locked during both the Canadian and US national anthems in their version of the controversial anthem protests

ANTHEM PROTEST. The Toronto Raptors stage a protest during both the Canadian and US anthems by linking arms. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

LeBron, Curry back Kaepernick but won't protest anthem

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:44 PM

The NBA has a league rule which requires players to stand for the national anthem

NO PROTEST. NBA stars Stephen Curry and LeBron James will not protest the anthem despite supporting Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NFL: Kaepernick says he received death threats over anthem protest

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:43 AM

The 49ers quarterback says his protest of the US national anthem has led to death threats he says

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images/AFP

NFL players protest anthem on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sep 12, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Several NFL players join San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick s controversial protest against racial inequality on the 15th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks

An overall view of CenturyLink Field during the playing of the National Anthem at an NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/AFP