“You Either With Us, or Not”: Los Angeles Lakers Players Lash out at San Francisco 49ers for Being Hypocrites

Published 06/03/2020, 3:36 AM EDT


The protests on the roads all throughout the country are continuing. Meanwhile, NBA players are starting dialogs and spreading awareness on social media. Los Angeles Lakers players Jared Dudley, Kyle Kuzma, and other NBA players recently lashed out at the NFL for being hypocritical.

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Back in 2016, NFL player Colin ‘Kap’ Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem, to take a stand about civil rights. However, he did so very subtly, such that it wouldn’t be noticed. And it wasn’t, for weeks. However, when the media asked him about it, Kap talked about everything, from civil rights to raising the issue of police brutality towards African-American people in the country.

The NFL saw him as a threat and hence criticized his way of protest.

Kaepernick became a free agent after the season. However, he ended up unsigned. In November 2017, he accused them of conspiring to keep him out of the league. Kaepernick filed a grievance he against the NFL in February 2019, but chose to settle confidentially.

 

 

Not a lot happened that time. But now, Los Angeles Lakers player Jared Dudley is using Kap’s stand to call the San Francisco 49ers out. Dudley and other NBA players are highlighting how the team did not support Kaepernick. They are also talking about the hypocrisy around the team’s  ‘Blackout Tuesday’ tweet.

His first response was a reply to Lakers player Kyle Kuzma, who called out the 49ers too. Kuzma implied that the team is showing its support now, when they should have done it years ago.

 

 

To this, Dudley replied with:

 

 

Joining in, Donovan Mitchell also called the NFL team out about the same.

 

 

However, it wasn’t over for Dudley yet. He went ahead and defended those who talked against Kap and for the 49ers.

 

 

Responding positively to basketball player Tyrese Rice, who also raised the issue. Dudley tweeted:

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Maitreyee Joshi

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