- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 15, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has already stretched beyond the NFL.

And now you can expect it to reach the NBA.

According to Oklahoma City guard Victor Oladipo, NBA players across the league will join Kaepernick, who has said he plans to continue sitting or kneeling during the anthem to protest police brutality against blacks in the United States.

“Oh, no question,” Oladipo said. “I truly believe it will. Because at the end of the day it’s a sport, and people are gonna be looking at some guys in the NBA to see what they’re gonna do as well. At the end of the day you just control what you can control, so your opinion is your opinion, that’s the beauty of the United States, so, do whatever you feel is best that will help you do whatever you believe.”

The 24-year-old continued, saying that he hasn’t had any direct conversations with anyone around the league about protesting, but he believes with so many players, someone is bound to share the same belief as Kaepernick within the NBA.



The NBA has already seen demonstrations against police brutality.

In 2014, Cleveland Cavaliers players, including LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, wore shirts that said “I can’t breathe” during warmups in reference to Eric Garner’s death at the hands of law enforcement in New York.

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