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Colin Kaepernick's first two "protests" drew scant attention.The killing of a 12-year-old boy by police and the light it shined on the Black Lives Matter movement helped draw a reluctant LeBron James into the world of using sports as a vehicle for social change. But once he got there, James stayed disciplined both about the message he sends and the way he sends it.Despite their vastly divergent methods, Kaepernick and James helped set a stake in the ground, declaring to athletes across all sports that their platforms could be – should be – used for more than fun and games in the 21st century.The methods Curry and James use for getting out the message were almost the exact opposite of Kaepernick's.After multiple meetings with player representatives, the league announced it was funneling $90 million into social justice issues that are important to players.Kaepernick, who started in the Super Bowl a mere five years ago, will be nowhere near the field this time.
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