Yesterday, people called out Sports Illustrated for not including Colin Kaepernick on its “A Nation Divided: Sports United” cover issue, which inexplicably features NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as one of the 10 sports figures on the cover.
Well, Steph Curry isn’t feeling the cover, either, despite the fact that he was one of the 10 people to appear on it. And it’s safe to say that’s because he, too, is irate over the glaring omission of Kaepernick.
The two-time NBA champion and two-time league MVP caught wind of SI’s cover on the WarriorsTalk Instagram account and made it a point to “boo” the hell out of the magazine for leaving Kaepernick off the powerful cover.
And if there was any doubt that Curry was booing SI’s cover because it omitted Kaepernick, the Golden State Warriors‘ All-Star point guard cleared that up today.
“That was terrible,” Curry said, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. “If you don’t have (Kaepernick) front and center, something’s wrong.”
SI’s explanation for not including Kaepernick?
“Well, in some ways, even though his picture’s not there, Colin Kaepernick is there,” Sports Illustrated executive director Stephen Cannella explained. “Colin Kaepernick was — for lack of a better word — was looming over everything that happened this past weekend.”
That being said, people were still happy that Steph stepped up and spoke about his displeasure with the cover.
The cover features LeBron James locking arms with Curry and Goodell in the front row with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, WNBA star Candace Parker and Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell, who became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the anthem, behind them. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett are also on the cover.
In addition to the omission of Kaepernick, people called foul on SI including Goodell and Khan, considering the Jaguars owner donated $1 million to President Trump’s campaign before locking arms with his players during the national anthem Sunday.
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