Carmelo Anthony, the second best player* on the 2017 NBA champion New York Knicks, is ESPN The Magazine’s latest cover star.
In the accompanying feature, Melo discussed his decision to speak up and take a stand on the injustices facing the nation’s black population.
“This is the new ’60s right here. Everybody I talk to, my mom and uncles and friends, they say the same thing. They’re like, ‘What you’re seeing right now, we’d seen it already. It’s new to you, but it’s not new to us.’ I think it’s bigger and much deeper than just actually seeing what’s happening out there. Not just police brutality but so many other issues out there that are being swept under the rug.”
ESPN’s NBA Preview issue hits newsstands October 21.
*KP is the best