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Stephen Curry: SI Cover on Activism Sans Kaepernick 'Terrible'

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors poses for a portrait during a photo shoot during the Golden States Warriors media day at Rakuten Performance Center on Sept. 22, 2017, in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 28 September 2017 03:35 PM

NBA star Stephen Curry says it's "terrible" a Sports Illustrated cover story about activism in sports left out Colin Kaepernick.

Curry, who is featured on the SI cover linking arms with LeBron James and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, shared his feelings about the story with Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle after the Warriors’ practice Wednesday.

“It’s just kind of capitalizing on the hoopla and the media and all that nonsense,” Curry said, the Chronicle reported. “The real people that understand exactly what’s been going on, and who’s really been active and vocal and truly making a difference, if you don’t have Kaepernick front and center on that, something’s wrong.”

The cover story is captioned, “A nation divided, sports united,” and shows various sports figures who've had a part in recent protests during the national anthem.

SI Executive Editor Steve Cannella said earlier in the week the cover was an attempt to chronicle “new voices” in the debate, NBA.com reported.

Kaepernick was the first to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” last football season, an act that has spawned dozens of other football players and other sports professionals who also decided to take a knee during the anthem. Three entire teams — the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, and Baltimore Ravens — decided to remain in the locker room during the anthem this past Sunday, while other teams kneeled or locked arms to show solidarity during the anthem.

Others also wondered on Twitter why Kaepernick was absent from the story.

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