Carmelo Anthony Challenges Athletes to Risk Endorsements for Political Action

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SPORTS NEWS – NBA all-star basketball player, Carmelo Anthony, used his personal website to issue a challenge to professional athletes to use their influence and resources to “get this thing we call JUSTICE right.”

Disheartened by the recent killings of two black men at the hands of police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, Anthony wrote, “I’m calling for all my fellow ATHLETES to step up and take charge. Go to your local officials, leaders, congressman, assemblymen/assemblywoman and demand change.”

He added, “We can’t worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or whose going to look at us crazy.”

Visit to read his message “It’s Time To Step Up and Take Charge.”

It’s Time To Step Up And Take Charge