As nationwide protests, some devolving into riots, continue in the wake of George Floyd's May 25 Minneapolis arrest death, more people are retroactively considering former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's actions.
"It's really hard to look at what's going on right now with all the violence and the protests and not look back to four years ago and say, 'Look, this guy was trying to peacefully protest and nothing came of it," Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said as he joined fellow coaches Greg Popovich and Pete Carrol on The Ringer's "Flying Coach" podcast Tuesday.
Carroll said, "It's still the statement that we're making today... We're not protecting our people. We're not looking after one another. We're not making the right choices."
Popovich told of watching the TV without noticing his 8-year-old granddaughter standing nearby. She asked, "'Poppy, why does that man have his knee on that man's neck? What is he doing?'" Popovich said wasn't sure just how to explain it to her.
Kerr and Popovich are among current and former coaches on an NBA racial injustice and reform committee. Meanwhile, Kaepernick remains out of work.