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Carmelo Anthony Refuses to Stay Silent on Politics, Kaepernick & the Fashion Business

In February, a Fox News anchor told LeBron James to “shut up and dribble.” Months later, President Donald Trump ratcheted up his Twitter attacks on Nike for supporting former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. While pro athletes are being urged to remove themselves from politics, NBA star Carmelo Anthony is refusing to sit silent.
In fact, being in the NBA, a league that has supported player protests, has made it easier for the 15-year veteran, known for his mild-mannered temperament, to speak out.
“[NBA commissioner] Adam Silver does a great job of supporting the players in saying, ‘We support your cause. We understand it’s not just about you. You’ve got family in these places that are being affected,’” Anthony told FN last month after a three-hour practice with his new team, the Houston Rockets. “We might not be affected to a certain extent, but our families are, kids are, so it’s great for the NBA to step up and give us a platform to speak out.”
The experience for Anthony is vastly different from that of the athletes in the NFL, who have been largely silenced, or in the case of Kaepernick, excommunicated from the league.
Anthony has expressed that he’s proud of Nike, the

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