The NBA and NFL might be linking up soon in the best way: Carmelo Anthony and Colin Kaepernick have reportedly been in talks about moving their activism forward together.
The part-Puerto Rican Knicks player has been using his celebrity to talk about (and find solutions to) rampant police violence and criminal injustice since the summer, even hosting a town hall for youth of color in July. Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has taken over the athlete-activist spotlight in recent days with his refusal to stand for the National Anthem in protest of racial violence and injustice.
It should come to no surprise, then, that Anthony and Kaepernick have been discussing ways they can build together.
According to sports reporter Davis Aldridge, Anthony supports Kaepernick's protest and is discussing with him "the next steps" to help their communities.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) September 26, 2016
There are no details as to what those “next steps” are, but we suspect Anthony, who has stressed the need for a collective effort, has something big on the horizon.
(h/t Posting and Toasting)