Scary is a word that many have used to describe the 2016 elections. It’s also been used in regards to how do you explain this election to your kids who are currently scared? Knicks Carmelo Anthony weighed in on the topic.
The Knicks were able to come back from behind and beat the Nets 110-96. It was a terrific victory but sadly, those words cannot be used to describe the 2016 elections. By now, I’m sure you are electioned-out and you can’t be blamed. Athletes have been getting much more involved than ever before and during the post-game, Carmelo Anthony was asked about the elections and he held nothing back. He even described what it was like to discuss it with family and kids.
“I’ve talked to kids today, this morning, and my family,” he added. “You can just hear the nervousness. They’re afraid, they don’t know what to think, they don’t know what to do at this point. It’s up to us as individuals to take on this responsibility. We can’t rely on a system or one person, and we gotta move on from it.”
Responsibility is a good term to use because as adults, its really our duty to educate those younger generations. But the fight will not end there. Carmelo still plans to stay active in the community.
“It’s a conversation that we’re all going to have to have with our kids,” he said. “What is that conversation? You know, that’s the scary part for me. What is that conversation?”
It’s great to see athletes use their platforms to spread messages.
“I’m a big believer in worrying about the things that you can control,” he said. “And I think in this situation, we as people have to worry about the things that we can control. We can’t control what’s gonna happen, but that doesn’t mean that we have to stop… just because somebody’s in a position now that we might not agree with, might not like, we might not want in that position.
“The work has to start right now. It’s gonna be even harder. But we can’t stop working.”