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Amnesty International gives Colin Kaepernick Jersey its Ambassador of Conscience Award

May
02

Colin Kaepernick knew that taking a stand would negatively impact his football career. He did it anyway.
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On Saturday, Amnesty International recognized his sacrifice by giving him the Ambassador of Conscience Award.
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Regardless of who agrees or disagrees with Kaepernick’s cause or the manner in which he has chosen to advance it, none can credibly dispute the fact that he has lost his employment in the NFL because of it. Some continue to justify the NFL’s shunning of Kaepernick and Reid by explaining that players who choose to protest during the national anthem are bad for business (and by attacking those who speak out in support of them) without recognizing the reality that the NFL gave them the right to protest during the national anthem in 2009, the NFL confirmed the existence of the right to protest during the national anthem after Kaepernick was spotted doing so in 2016, and the NFL reiterated the right to protest during the national anthem when the President suggested that the NFL’s reaction as to any player who protests during the national anthem should be to get that son of a bitch off the field.

Although the NFL expressed strong disagreement with that message at the time it was delivered, it’s precisely what the NFL has done to Kaepernick and Reid.

Limited Mens Chris Godwin Jersey It started, as it did in Game 1 of this series, with the Toronto Raptors’ big men, who were beneficiaries of Washington’s pressure on DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. The Wizards varied their defense later in the game, but they opened with their blitzes — and the guards responded. DeRozan danced first with Serge Ibaka, an open midrange jumper off a pick-and-roll, then Lowry found Jonas Valanciunas at close range off a pick-and-roll.

What followed was a 37-point night in which DeRozan shot 14-for-23 from the field, including 3-for-6 from beyond the arc, as Toronto rolled 130-119.

DeRozan has occupied an Stefan Noesen Youth jersey interesting place as a midrange practitioner in an NBA that has gone 3-or-rim. He entered the postseason a career 14-for-67 3-point shooter, with an overall true shooting percentage of 49.4 percent (only Rajon Rondo and Jamal Crawford were worse among active players who had attempted 700 postseason field goals). Although DeRozan has been a strong isolation player throughout his career, with a gift for getting to the line, there’s something about the playoffs that has exposed the limits of his game as a one-on-one player not always inclined to find solutions when defenses made life difficult.

Granted, the group isn’t winning anything without the contributions of the 26-year-old left wing. Of the eight goals the Devils have scored in this series without the benefit of an empty net, Hall has a point on five of them.

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