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'Hopefully some good comes of it': Warriors coach Steve Kerr spoke at length about Colin Kaepernick's protest over social injustice

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The Golden State Warriors are hoping to continue to the conversation brought forth by Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest and find ways to move the cause forward.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr was a guest on ESPN's Zach Lowe's podcast, "The Lowe Post," and spoke at length about the social injustice and unrest in the US at this time.

He said the Warriors plan to discuss what they can do to help people like Kaepernick move the conversation forward.

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"It's been quite the phenomenon, obviously, and hopefully, hopefully some good will come out of it," Kerr said.

Kerr called the rising in the discuss a "perfect storm," mentioning that Warriors forward David West recently said that incidents between police and black people have been occurring for years, but social media and video evidence has brought it to life. Kerr called the impact of people seeing these acts of violence "profound."

Warriors forward Draymond Green addressed the issue during the team's media day, saying he supports Kaepernick but won't take a knee during the anthem. He said the conversation has already been started and the next step needs to be taken. Kerr agreed.

"There's a lot of things that the Warriors already do. We have a foundation like I'm sure every NBA team, give away a lot of money, raise a lot of money, but there's more to it, obviously, than just money. There's an awareness and discussion. And so, we've had organizational discussions about bringing in panels of people who can basically visit with our players, our organization about what we can do to — not necessarily help with police violence, because that's sort of a byproduct of other stuff, right? It's more about socioeconomic issues and jobs and education.

"So, what can we do to help people get on the right track, but also try to involve the police to where we can have as much meaningful conversation as we can to understand what we can do. I think we all would like to help, but it's kind of tricky. How do you help? And that's what we're trying to find out."

Kerr also criticized the "gun culture" in America, saying it plays a part in the tension between police and the black community.

"But blaming the gun culture, I think, is actually — it's not 100% of it — but it's part of it," Kerr said. "We have such a culture of gun violence. Everybody is afraid that somebody is gonna shoot them, and the police are right in the middle of that, and it creates this horrible possibility for disaster."

He continued, "I guess what I'm saying is there are absolutely horrific acts that have to stop. There's absolutely racism, but this goes much deeper. It's about socioeconomic opportunities, it's about the gun culture, it's about human dignity, it's about respect, or lack thereof, in terms of the discourse in this country. And it's very, very sad."

The NBA season is only just beginning, but it's clear that the conversation Kaepernick has started in the NFL is going to continue into the NBA, particularly with the Warriors.

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SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers kneels in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Rashard Robinson #33, Antoine Bethea #41, and Jaquiski Tartt #29 of the San Francisco 49ers raise their fists in protest during the national anthem prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Brandon Marshall #54 of the Denver Broncos takes a knee in protest during the National Anthem before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.The Broncos defeated the Bengals 29-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Duane Brown #76 of the Houston Texans raises his fist during the national anthem before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18: Kenny Stills #10 of the Miami Dolphins (C) kneels during the national anthem before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles players Steven Means (51), Malcolm Jenkins (27) and Ron Brooks (33) raise their fists in the air during the national anthem for a game against the Chicago Bears on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) kneels during the national anthem next to defensive end Jared Crick (93) and defensive tackle Billy Winn (97) and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (99) before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Kenny Britt #18 and Robert Quinn #94 of the Los Angeles Rams raise their fists in protest prior to playing the San Francisco 49ers in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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