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Victor Oladipo: 'No question' some National Basketball Association players will protest during anthem

Victor Oladipo: 'No question' some National Basketball Association players will protest during anthem

Anyone who's tuned in for a nationally broadcast sporting event in the last few weeks - or attended a high school or college football game - likely noticed that not everyone on the field has been obeying the announcers when they say to "please stand for the singing of our national anthem".

Woods isn't the only one to speak out against Kaepernick's protest, which has since spread to other teams and players in the league.

"Hillary", Curry, the star point guard for the Golden State Warriors, said during a question-and-answer session Tuesday night at TechCrunch in San Francisco, the Mercury News reports. Their gestures have included kneeling, linking arms with teammates and raising fists during the song.

"Not yet, but a few people just in general I've had conversations with about that, I tell 'em the same thing, people's beliefs are people's beliefs, you know what I mean, you can only control so much, you can only control what you can control, and the most things you can control is yourself".

Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo (5) shoots as he gets past Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. I want to help make America better. "But I think, definitely, we'll see a few guys in the National Basketball Association doing the same thing". I tell them the same thing.

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"If you follow the way [Kaepernick] talks and the message he's trying to send with his act, from his mouth, he's not disrespecting veterans".

Oladipo is probably right as the National Basketball Association is one of the most free-thinking professional sport leagues in the country.

The photo of a MA football player kneeling during the national anthem has people from across the state weighing in.

"That's not the way that I'll do it", Curry said.

Oppong said he did it because he feels there is injustice and inequality toward African Americans. "But I support his attempt to start the conversation or...better a awful situation that we've been noticing for awhile". He said he usually recited a prayer to himself.

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