Shaquille O’Neal on Colin Kaepernick Protest: ‘I Would Never Do That’

Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing protest has drawn praise from some current NBA players; according to Shaquille O’Neal, however, there are better ways for the quarterback to make his point.

O’Neal says he would never refuse to stand for “Star-Spangled Banner”.

Shaq, currently on a media blitz ahead of his Hall of Fame enshrinement Friday, questions the timing and motivation behind Kaepernick’s stand.

Per Fox (via Ballislife):

“To each his own,” O’Neal said. “It’s something I wouldn’t do.”


“I don’t know Colin, but again, to each his own. I don’t really have a say on it, but I would never do that. My father was a military man, and you know, he protected this country. Uncles are in law enforcement, you know, they go out and work hard every day. […] Just, (there are) other ways to get your point across.”


“What happened last year?” O’Neal asked. “How come you didn’t decide to do this last year, or the year before that or the year before that?”