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Stephen Curry applauds Colin Kaepernick's recent actions

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The debate surrounding NFL star Colin Kaepernick's recent refusal to stand for the American national anthem continues to go on.

As the NFL season approaches, the actions of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback have received a lot of attention and unsurprisingly it has reached the world of the NBA.

Players like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul have been vocal in their desire to see social change in the United States but no player in the league has taken action in the way Kaepernick has.

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His decision to sit and kneel during 'The Star-Spangled Banner' has not sat well with everyone, but Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry recently came out in support of Kap and said he hopes the conversation continues to be about the issues the QB is trying to highlight and not his thoughts towards the anthem.

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The two-time MVP said: "I love that. I love that there's freedom of speech and he can stand for what he believes in.

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"There's going to be people that disagree with him, there's going to be people that agree with him, which is what I think our country stands for. Hopefully, it will drive the conversation to bettering the equal rights and treatment of African-Americans and people of colour.

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"I applaud him for taking a stand and hopefully the conversation is about what his message was and not the fact 'is he gonna stand or is he gonna sit for the national anthem?' the conversation has been started and it will continue."

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