The Chiefs prevent Pittsburgh from moving the chains after Roethlisberger throws an incomplete pass on third down. The Steelers will be forced to punt, giving the ball back to Kansas City with 1:59 to play and a chance to take the lead.
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began the anthem protest in August 2016, is not expected to be among the group of players meeting with league officials.
Kaepernick said he wanted to draw attention to police brutality against people of color and other racial injustices across the country. He gained support from his peers, but remains unsigned since opting out of his contract in March. He filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging owners have colluded to keep him off a team.
Lockhart said Monday he “is not aware of any consideration” of Kaepernick’s grievance to be on Tuesday’s agenda.
That’s because of the excitement that hovers over the Warriors and the special run they’re embracing.
“I think because it’s just so free-flowing,” Green said. “I think the game of basketball kind of first grew in China in streetball. And [our style is] more streetball than you’d normally get in the NBA. So I think that’s why it resonates so much here. I think it also helps that Steph is kind of your everyday-sized guy. Where [fans] kind of get the mindset of, you could be that guy. So I think that also helps as well.”
President Donald Trump has called on NFL owners since last month to fire players who do not stand for the anthem, saying their protest “disrespects the flag” and the country.