But unlike the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback who sat and knelt during the national anthem over the past three weeks, the back-to-back NBA MVP plans on standing and saluting the flag.
So, what gives?
As a guest speaker at TechCrunch's Disrupt event in San Francisco on Tuesday night, the Golden State Warriors' All-Star point guard said that he's all for "ways to make our community better, especially for African-Americans," but sitting during the national anthem isn't the way he'll go about bringing social change.
He said, as reported by The Mercury News, "I'll most likely stand" for the "Star Spangled Banner" before Warriors' games next season, which starts in October.
He added: "My approach is not going to please everyone and that's what America is about. Some people agree with Colin, some don't. But the common thread is that there is change that needs to be made."
Here's Curry breaking it down.
Curry's comments came a week after Los Angeles Laker forward Nick Young sounded like he's open to sitting during the national anthem before NBA games next season.
But no pressure ... back-to-back NBA MVP Stephen Curry.
If a fellow athlete is in support of Kaepernick's stance, do you think they must follow his lead and sit during the national anthem? Or is it up to that athlete to combat racism and violence in the form that they feel most comfortable?
In addition to making his national anthem stance, Kaepernick has also donated $1 million to groups fighting racial inequality and police brutality. He also announced that he'll be donating the proceeds from his NFL top-selling jersey to the communities that need it the most.
Will Curry make a financial contribution as well?
BET Sports News — Get the latest news and information about African-Americans in sports, including weekly recaps, celebrity news and photos of your favorite Black athletes.
(Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)
TRENDING IN NEWS