Steph Curry
Steph Curry slammed Sports Illustrated over a protest-themed over it released that left off NFL Colin Kaepernick, who first took a knee in protest last season. Curry is pictured on Aug. 25, 2017, in Paris. Getty Images

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry slammed Sports Illustrated’s latest protest-themed cover for omitting Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who trail blazed the movement.

After a Warriors practice Wednesday, Curry told reporters that the cover didn’t make sense unless Kaepernick was on it. The cover featured various stars like the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James with arms interlocked in solidarity and Curry in the middle.

"That was terrible," Curry told reporters. "It’s just kind of capitalizing on the hoopla and the media and all that nonsense. The real people that understand exactly what’s been going on, and who’s really been active and vocal and truly making a difference, if you don’t have Kaepernick front and center on that, something’s wrong."

Curry took his grievances to social media and commented on the Warriors Instagram page that posted the Sports Illustrated cover.

"Boooooooooooooo," Curry simply wrote in disapproval under the image Wednesday.

The cover came just after President Donald Trump berated NFL players during Friday’s rally in Alabama, where he suggested team owners should fire players who openly protested during the national anthem. NFL players and owners fired back Sunday and protested during the national anthem by locking arms, kneeling and staying back in the locker room.

"It’s kind of hard to see how certain narratives take place being prisoners of the moment," Curry added. "I was kind of joking around yesterday when I saw that certain Instagram handle. At the end of the day, that stuff really doesn’t matter. It’s about the true message and really highlighting the people that are doing the right thing."

The NBA All-Star found himself in the middle of a firestorm after he publicly stated that he would not join his team for the traditional champion’s visit to the White House. President Trump rescinded Curry’s invitation via Twitter, which prompted Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James to come to the Warriors point guard's defense.

James defended Curry Sunday and called the President a "bum" via Twitter. During the Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day Monday, James doubled down on his criticism of the President and commended NFL players for showing solidarity on the field.

When asked about Sunday’s in-game NFL protests, James said he acknowledged "the NFL, the coaches, the players, the owners, the fans."

"There was solidarity; there was no divide. Even from that guy that continues to try to divide us. My job is, and my calling is, much bigger than that guy," James said of Trump. "I don't even like saying his name."

Sports can unify different people and the President attempted to use it to divide everyone with his rhetoric, James said.

"It's so amazing what sports can do for everyone," James added. "No matter the shape or size or race or ethnicity or religion or whatever, people find teams, people find players, people find colors because of sport, and they just gravitate toward that, and it just makes them so happy. And it brings people together like none other.

"And we're not gonna let — I'm not gonna let, while I have this platform — to let one individual, no matter the power, no matter the impact that he should have or she should have, ever use sport as a platform to divide us."