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Carmelo Anthony spoke with Colin Kaepernick, wants to take ‘the next step’ in activism

The Summer of Melo shall live on!

Rag & Bone - Front Row - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week

Carmelo Anthony made headlines during the early summer by making several eloquent statements on the social justice issues that continue to plague America. Since that time, the activist spotlight has moved to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose refusal to stand for the national anthem has America in an uproar.

Seriously, it’s been like six weeks now and we’ve still got media types tweeting out shit like this:

It should come as no surprise that Melo would take an interest in the Kaepernick affair. In fact, Melo has already contacted him and offered support:

What is the next step? Melo is still working that out, but he definitely feels like something needs to be done:

Melo said that he wants whatever happens to be a collective effort, though he won’t pressure teammates into taking a stand alongside him. I trust Melo to make the right call on this one. Dude knows what he’s doing.