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Steph Curry didn’t mince words when asked about the cover of this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated, on which was photoshopped front-and-center and arm-in-arm with Roger Goodell and LeBron James under the (bullshit) guise of “unity.”

Curry said the cover was “just terrible” and “kind of capitalizing on the hoopla and the media and all that nonsense” around the discussions of protest this weekend.


He added that there are “real people that understand exactly what’s been going on and who’s really been active and vocal and truly making a difference... and if you don’t have Kaepernick front and center on that, then something’s wrong.”

The SI cover was met with immediate criticism after it was revealed, prompting executive editor Steve Cannella to appear in a video to explain its intentions. Kaepernick’s image appears nowhere on the cover of the issue, but Cannella claimed that “in some ways, even though his picture is not there, Colin Kaepernick is there.”


Ah, that would explain it. Maybe we all—including Curry—missed that.

Curry spoke strongly today, but he actually first made his feelings known last night:


Who can blame Curry for wanting to be excluded from this narrative? This whole situation has become a trainwreck.

Staff writer at Deadspin.

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