New York, New York, 2/06/2013 Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks reacts during the third quarter. The Knicks defeated the Magic at Madison Square Garden on February 06, 2013. (Paul J. Bereswill)

Following the “tragedy” that occurred in Dallas, Carmelo took to Instagram with a picture of Muhammed Ali, Lee Alcindor and Jim Brown at the Ali Summit held in 1967 in Cleveland, to speak about police brutality.


First off let me start off by saying ” All Praise Due To The Most High.” Secondly, I’m all about rallying, protesting, fighting for OUR people. Look I’ll even lead the charge, By Any Means Necessary. We have to be smart about what we are doing though. We need to steer our anger in the right direction. The system is Broken. Point blank period. It has been this way forever. Martin Luther King marched. Malcolm X rebelled. Muhammad Ali literally fought for US. Our anger should be towards the system. If the system doesn’t change we will continue to turn on the TVs and see the same thing. We have to put the pressure on the people in charge in order to get this thing we call JUSTICE right. A march doesn’t work. We tried that. I’ve tried that. A couple social media post/tweet doesn’t work. We’ve all tried that. That didn’t work. Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work. While I don’t have a solution, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people don’t have a solution, we need to come together more than anything at this time. We need each other. These politicians have to step up and fight for change. 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. There’s NO more sitting back and being afraid of tackling and addressing political issues anymore. Those days are long gone. We have to step up and take charge. We can’t worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or whose going to look at us crazy. I need your voices to be heard. We can demand change. We just have to be willing to. THE TIME IS NOW. IM all in. Take Charge. Take Action. DEMAND CHANGE. Peace7

We haven’t heard much from athletes on the deaths of blacks at the hands of the police. Anthony is calling out his fellow sportsmen to use their stature in the community to stand up and come together and speak out on what’s happening to create solutions. Hopefully, we will see more athletes with the courage to take a stand!

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts after hitting a three point shot in the first half of the Knicks NBA basketball game Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in New York. Amthony scored 19 points i the Knicks 113-83 victory over the Nets. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
 (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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