NFL gets ripped for anthem policy while NBA gets a free pass

NFL gets ripped for anthem policy while NBA gets a free pass

“That created this hysterical … It’s kind of what’s wrong with our country right now. People in high places are trying to divide us, divide loyalties and make this about the flag, as if the flag is something other than what it really is,” Kerr said. “It’s a representation of what we’re about — diversity, peaceful protest, right to free speech. It’s really ironic, actually, what the NFL is doing.”

Steve Kerr slams NFL's 'idiotic' anthem policy

Steve Kerr slams NFL's 'idiotic' anthem policy

“They’re basically trying to use the anthem as fake patriotism, nationalism, scaring people,” Kerr said after the Warriors’ shootaround going into Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets. “It’s idiotic, but that’s how the NFL has handled their business. I’m proud to be in a league that understands patriotism in America is about free speech, peacefully protesting.”

Kaepernick poll could bolster QB's collusion case vs. NFL

Kaepernick poll could bolster QB's collusion case vs. NFL

In order for Kaepernick, and former 49ers safety Eric Reid, to prove they’ve been railroaded out of the NFL by teams that have decided their politics are bad for business, they would need to produce hard evidence that at least two teams, in tandem, made the decision to not hire them. The poll does not do that, but it does add legitimacy to the collusion complaints.