A Cavs player with hidden talents, Colin Kaepernick and T-Swift on Monday's Connected with Ki

Connected with Ki 11-13-17

Yes, he's made headlines before, but on Monday, Colin Kaepernick was named GQ's Citizen of the Year

This story took social media by storm with people from both opposing and supporting sides weighing in.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has most recently gotten attention after single handedly igniting a string of NFL national anthem demonstrations. 

Kaepernick first kneeled during the national anthem back in August 2016 in an effort to combat police brutality and racial inequality.

When the story broke of Kaepernick's recognition, many of you asked what did he do to deserve the honor.

One example is his $1 million pledge, that provides funding to organizations working in oppressed communities. 

To read more about the pledge and his foundation that globally aims to fight oppression of all kinds through education and social activism, click here.

A man of few words, even declining to provide quotes for the GQ article,  Kaepernick thanked GQ for the honor on twitter. 

 

To read the full, "I will not be silence," article on Kapernick in GQ, click here

Moving back into the end zone.

This Sunday night touchdown celebration was extra special.

San Francisco 49ers receiver, Marquise Goodwin scored a 83-yard touchdown during Sunday's game against the New York Giants. 

After scoring, Goodwin dropped to his knees and looked above. 

 

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The 49ers beat the Giants 31-21, in their first season win.

Following the game, Goodwin announced on social media that he and his wife, Megan Goodwin, had lost their son just hours ahead of the game. 

Goodwin posted on Instagram thanking his followers for their prayers and support of he and his wife during the difficult time. 

The couple had announced the pregnancy in September.

I am keeping the Goodwin in my thoughts and sending them healing during this difficult time. 

Off the field and on to the court. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers made headlines Monday, by being your everyday 'New Yorker' and taking the subway.

The teams unorthodox approach to transportation wasn't the only thing unique about their trip to the Big Apple. 

While in New York, Cavalier guard Iman Shumpert stopped by Hot 97 radio station and dropped a few bars. 

Check out out his freestyle in the clip below? 

Do you see a rap career in Iman's future? Should the Cavaliers be concerned? Or was this just a one time thing? 

Only time will tell. 

Moving on to someone else who's been known to switch things up lately.

Taylor Swift. 

Following the release of her latest album, Reputation, T-Swift is hitting the road, and Cleveland is one of the stops. 

 

#reputation is out. Let the games begin.

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The Reputation Tour will transform FirstEnergy Stadium July 17.

Tickets will go quick, so fulfill your wildest dreams and grab your tickets when they go on sale December 13. 

Want the upper hand?

WKYC's Brandon Simmons tells us what you can do to increase your chances of getting the best seats.  

For that information and more, click here

As always you can weigh in with your opinion by tweeting me @KierraCotton! 

Let me know what you liked, didn't like, and what else you'd like to see. 

Until next time, you've been Connected with Ki!

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