Stephen Curry Endorses Hillary Clinton, Supports Colin Kaepernick's Protest But Will Stand for National Anthem
By Raphael Chestang
Stephen Curry is with her and him.
During a Q&A at TechCrunch in San Francisco on Tuesday, the two-time NBA MVP revealed that he's backing Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential election and reaffirmed his support for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
While Curry hasn't been vocal about his political affiliations, he has been seen rubbing shoulders with the first couple. The Golden State Warriors guard plays golf with President Barack Obama and has partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama for their Drink Up initiative, which encourages families to drink more water by giving them an affordable option for better tasting water.
As a star athlete in the Bay area, Curry was inevitably asked about Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem before football games. While Curry respects the intention behind Kaepernick's actions, he plans to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" when the NBA season starts back up again.
"I'll most likely stand," Curry said. "If you follow the way he talks and the message he's trying to send with his act, from his mouth, he's not disrespecting veterans. He's not disrespecting military. That's not his intention. He's obviously continued the act to create a conversation for more social justice and things of that nature.”
"I've been a part of certain conversations off the grid, and finding different ways to make our community better, especially for African-Americans," he continued. "And so, that's not the way that I would do it, but I support him in his attempt to start a conversation or continue the conversation."