Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith is either unfazed or sending a direct message to the NBA following buzz about the league reminding organizations to stand during the National Anthem.
This past Sunday, Smith went to Twitter to acknowledge the viral chatter.
A few days ago, a report emerged about the NBA’s headline-generating memo.
According to the memo, obtained by ESPN, “the league office will determine how to deal with any possible instance in which a player, coach, or trainer does not stand for the anthem.” The memo goes on to say the rule is compulsory … teams “do not have the discretion to waive” the rule. (TMZ)
Recently, “Power” star Omari Hardwick and rapper French Montana have both saluted NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick for making kneeling a Black Lives Matter statement across the nation.
I am proud of you Kaep @kaepernick7 & though i don't want to speak for the late beyond great, King Ali; i would go so far as to say he is equally proud. You do not sit for us. You stand for us all in this crippled untruthful country. And by all i mean even the man who "whodini'd" his way into the oval office. He is just too NOT you to see it. That is tragic of course. You, my man….are a conscientious young leader with a heart for change. EVERY team in the @nfl could use you…..for so many deeper reasons. Keep on "Kaeping" on. 👊🏽
Last weekend, Dreamville rapper J. Cole made a rare Twitter return to speak out on people considering an NFL boycott.