The complete Knicks team stood & locked arms throughout the taking part in of the national anthem previous to the teamâ€™s preseason-opening115-107 loss to the Nets Tues. night.
Nevertheless, center Enes Kanter stated he would have preferred to kneel.
“If it have been as much as me, I might have taken a knee,â€� Kanter stated.
The Turkish large guy stated he thought-about kneeling throughout the anthem previous to the game, still followed a teammateâ€™s decision to lock arms instead to show unity.
“I used to be speaking with one of my teammates,â€� Kanter stated. â€œI stated, ‘In the event you do it (take a knee), I am going to do it.â€™â€�
Following a whole lot of NFL players protesting throughout the anthem over the last two weeks, the NBA sent a memo to all 30 teams Fri., reminding them there’s a league-mandated rule in that each one players must stand for the national anthem.
The Knicks acquired Kanter from the Thunder within the Carmelo Anthony trade.
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