Victor Oladipo expects NBA players to snub the U.S. national anthem, like Colin Kaepernick

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There is no doubt that Colin Kaepernick's silent, non-violent protest has caught everybody's attention, and not just in the NFL.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been taking a seat during the American national anthem in protest of the way African-American men are being treated in the United States.

After a slew of police-related deaths, Kaepernick felt he had to make a point.

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Since his first sit-down against the Green Bay Packers, teammate Eric Reid, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall and Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster have taken a knee as well.

Although it's not actually compulsory for a player to stand during the national anthem in the NFL, the NBA has some stricter guidelines.

However, new Oklahoma City Thunder guard, Victor Oladipo, still believes there will be players in the NBA who will stand up for what they believe in.

"Whatever you believe, believe in to the utmost. But I think definitely, we’ll see a few guys in the NBA doing the same thing," Oladipo told Complex's Russ Bengston during an offseason Q&A published Wednesday.

The former Orlando Magic man didn't reveal whether or not he intended to follow Kaepernick's lead, but following on from Stephen Curry's comments yesterday, the issue is definitely at the forefront of the NBA's minds.

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