What started with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players has spread to the WNBA.
Former Tennessee women’s basketball star Tamika Catchings and the entire roster of the Indiana Fever knelt during the national anthem during the team’s playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday, an act of protest to bring awareness to social injustice and killings in America involving police.
“One thing I talked about, even before the Olympic break, was being able to unite players for a common cause and social injust and being able to stand firm in what we believe,” Catchings said in a story posted on IndyStar.com. ”
Catchings won a national title at Tennessee in 1998. She was the WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2002 after being selected third overall in the 2001 draft. She has also won four Olympic gold medals with the USA women’s basketball team.