The cover reads “A Nation Divided, Sports United,” with athletes locking arms. Secondly, there is no sign of Colin Kaepernick.
While Steph Curry is on the cover, he was asked how he feels about SI omitting Kaepernick:
“That was terrible,” Curry said. “Just kinda capitalizing on the hoopla and the media and all that nonsense. The real people that are understanding exactly what’s been going on and who’s really been active and vocal and truly making a difference. If they don’t have Kaepernick front and center on that then something’s wrong. So, it’s kind of hard to see how certain narratives take place, being prisoners of the moment. I was kinda joking around yesterday when I saw that on a certain Instagram handle. At the end of the day, that stuff really doesn’t matter. It’s about the true message and really highlighting the people doing the right things.”