Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls Kaepernick's National Anthem Snub 'Truly Patriotic'


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer and former cultural ambassador for the United States, just wrote a powerful op-ed in The Washington Post about 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The legendary basketball player discussed the nuances of patriotism and the negative reaction to Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the national anthem.

Abdul-Jabbar's message was loud and clear: What Colin Kaepernick did was actually incredibly patriotic.

In his words,

Abdul-Jabbar also pointed out what Kaepernick did isn't exactly new; other athletes have pointed out injustice in the US in similar ways.

In his view, the bigger concern should be the fact Kaepernick isn't wrong. Minorities still face system oppression in the US. He said,

Read Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's full op-ed by clicking here.