Stephen Curry has great time management, as he is currently embroiled in a six-game winning streak with the Golden State Warriors. He’s also found time to pen a new essay published to the Player’s Tribune Saturday morning. Reflecting on the concept of the Veteran’s Day holiday, Curry wrote about what it truly means to him to support troops in relation to the NFL #TakeAKnee protests and a specific experience he had with a military veteran.
But the crux to the essay comes when Curry speaks on the tweets President Trump directed at him in September, disinviting him from the White House, publicly for the first time.
“If there’s anything I’ve learned this year, it’s that all the noise we keep hearing—it’s not an accident,” writes Curry in the essay. “We’re hearing that noise because there are real people out there, facing real issues, and real inequalities, some in ways like never before. In 2017, in America, silence is no longer an option.”
Deeper into the essay, Curry addresses the morning he woke up and noticed that his name was the subject of a tweet by Donald Drumpf. “I remember when I woke up the morning that (I still can’t believe I’m saying these words) the President tweeted at me. You probably don’t need me to tell you this, but, man, it was … surreal,” Curry wrote. “It was what it was.” Curry would later go on to tell ESPN’s The Jump that he was against the team making the visit, describing Trump as a “willing catalyst of social inequity.”
In the NBA, players are forbidden from kneeling, and while there haven’t been any major protests or gestures made around the league so far, guys like Curry, Kobe and LeBron are still impacting the conversation.