Carmelo Anthony gave Colin Kaepernick advice the day that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback first sat down for the national anthem. In an extensive interview with The Undefeated's Howard Bryant about race in America and finding his voice, the New York Knicks forward revealed that he encouraged Kaepernick to keep protesting and explain why he was doing it:

HB: Whatever gestures you decide to make this season in support of your message, as a team or individually, what do you expect the reaction to be?
CA: The NBA is very supportive. They want to team up with us and be behind it, but at the end of the day it's still a corporation, so there's only so far that they're going to let you go. And one gesture's not going to change anything. So regardless of if we stand out there and put our arms around each other to show unity and solidarity, on the flip side, at the moment somebody goes out there and puts their fist up, that's going to be something different.