Colin Kaepernick has an ally in ownership. Unfortunately for the former 49ers quarterback, that owner is in the NBA.
“I don’t know what his status is in the NFL, but I’m glad the NBA doesn’t have a politician litmus test for our players,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told the Washington Post. “I’d like to think we encourage our players to exercise their constitutional rights.”
Cuban is referring to Kaepernick’s decision to take a knee during the national anthem last season to protest police violence against minorities.
Kaepernick is unsigned as NFL training camps begin and many suggest it’s due to a backlash for the attention his protest sparked last season despite support from many around the league.
“The NBA is such a global game,” Cuban was quoted as telling the Post in in an email, “I think our players’ exposure to different political systems among their teammates may help them appreciate