Warriors news: Stephen Curry not fond of Sports Illustrated cover sans Colin Kaepernick: ‘That was terrible’
Stephen Curry wasn’t fond of the recent Sports Illustrated cover that featured him locking arms with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, among other athletes, coaches, and sports personalities.
This issue of the popular magazine named “A nation divided, sports united,” was previewed on Tuesday by the website’s Twitter account, though it’s expected to reach newsstands on Oct. 2.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 26, 2017
This cover drew plenty of criticism from people of the sports world, as the pioneer of this conflict, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, wasn’t included among the 10 individuals on the cover.
“That was terrible,” Curry told the media after Tuesday’s practice. “It’s just kind of capitalizing on the hoopla and the media and all that nonsense.”
“The real people that understand exactly what’s going on, who’s really been active and vocal and really making a difference. If you don’t have Kaepernick front and center, something is wrong. It’s kind of hard to see how certain narratives take place by just being prisoners of the moment. At the end of the day, that stuff really doesn’t matter, it’s really about the true message and really highlight the people that are doing the right things.”
Stephen Curry said the recent SI cover (in which he was on) not including Colin Kaepernick was "terrible" pic.twitter.com/HDSUxcQvdm
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 27, 2017
Curry became the centerpiece of this discussion after his decision not to attend the White House invitation was made known to the media during Friday’s Media Day, which drew the uninvitation of a never extended future invitation by President Donald Trump.
James and other NBA players like Draymond Green and Bradley Beal backed Curry in his decision and mocked Trump for his quasi-desperate morning tweet uninviting the team from a potential visit on Feb. 28, when the Golden State Warriors visit the Washington Wizards.