Stephen Curry spoke for all of us when he noted that a recent Sports Illustrated cover highlighting national tensions over recent protests omitted Colin Kaepernick in glaring fashion. During a practice session with the Golden State Warriors, Chef Curry with the pot spoke with reporters and called the snub “terrible.”
Count Stephen Curry among those who were puzzled that SI didn’t include the former 49ers quarterback whose decision to kneel for the national anthem last season started a movement.
“That was terrible,” Curry said after the Warriors’ practice Wednesday. “It’s just kind of capitalizing on the hoopla and the media and all that nonsense. The real people that understand exactly what’s been going on, and who’s really been active and vocal and truly making a difference, if you don’t have Kaepernick front and center on that, something’s wrong.”
SI Executive Editor Stephen Cannella gave a rather weak explanation on why Kap’s image didn’t appear on the cover despite the fact his 2016 protests sparked the growing choruses of voices. Cannella said the publication wanted to capture the most recent protests but failed to center the man who helped put it on the minds of all.