Stephen Curry Endorses Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump, Talks Colin Kaepernick Protest

NBA star Stephen Curry has recently endorsed Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Golden State Warriors guard recently appeared at the TechCrunch event in San Francisco, where he touched upon his choice for the next President of the United States. Also, the controversial subject of NFL star Colin Kaepernick was brought up, prompting Curry to discuss his opinion on the recent protest.

According to USA Today, the NBA star is backing Clinton in her bid to take over the White House. Curry, who isn’t always a man of few words, answered the “Hillary or Trump?” question rather simply. He responded “Hillary,” and that was the end of the discussion. His reasons for backing Clinton aren’t fully known, although his friendship with President Barack Obama probably plays some part.

When another interesting subject was brought up, Curry was even more political with his response. San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick has been the most controversial sports figure recently, due to his refusal to stand during the national anthem at NFL games. Curry mentioned that he supports the reason behind Kaepernick’s protest, but that he will “most likely stand” when the national anthem is played before NBA games.

The two-time NBA MVP further elaborated about how he feels Kaepernick isn’t disrespecting veterans based on what he has been saying and doing.

“I’ve been a part of certain conversations off the grid, and finding different ways to make our community better, especially for African Americans. And so, that’s not the way that I would do it, but I support him in his attempt to start a conversation or continue the conversation.”


Curry is far from a controversial figure when it comes to the sports world. If anything, he has become one of the latest poster children for the league’s image. His biggest incident last season involved him getting ejected in the NBA Finals with an infamous tossing of his trademark mouth guard at a Cavaliers’ fan. The recent Warriors’ signing of former Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant also has some fans calling Golden State the league’s new “villains,” though. However, it is not surprising to see Curry supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

The NBA Champion and league’s leading scorer has become good friends with President Barack Obama. The two have been seen golfing together several times. Obama loves basketball and hosted the Warriors at the White House to honor their championship after the 2015 NBA season. In addition to that, the duo of Barack and Cury appeared in a public advertising campaign.

The CNN site reports that Obama wants Clinton elected badly. It seems natural that Curry supports the current President and his pick for the next in line to run the country. One has to wonder if the Warriors star would be invited back to the White House if he had answered, “Trump.” That seems unlikely, and now he’s not the only one who isn’t supporting the billionaire businessman from New York.

Stephen Curry and President Barack Obama at White House For 2015 NBA Champions
Guard Stephen Curry and the 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors visit President Obama at the White House. [Win McNamee/Getty Images]

There were previous reports of LeBron James having issues with the Republican candidate and his stances. Back in July, CBS Sports said “King James” reportedly talked singer Justin Bieber’s camp into turning down a $5 million performance as part of the Republican National Convention. The James’ persuading of Bieber could have been for many reasons, but it seems to be a glaring non-endorsement on its face.

So now two of the NBA’s biggest stars who are champions, former MVPs, have social media presence, and popularity around the country seem to have spoken. It will be interesting to see if any other top stars in the sports world start to come forth and join them in endorsing Clinton. Also, people will be wondering if NBA stars continue backing the Democratic candidate, will she become as big a basketball fan as the current President?

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