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Korver OK with passing up shot at title: 'I care more about change'

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Despite boasting an All-Star selection and 1,224 regular-season games in his 17-year career, an NBA championship still eludes 39-year-old sharpshooter Kyle Korver.

However, even with his Milwaukee Bucks atop the league standings at 53-12 and boasting a serious shot at winning the 2020 title, Korver says he's willing to put the pursuit of social justice ahead of his personal quest for a ring.

"If my black teammates and friends and brothers feel like the best way to go about real change is to not play, I stand with them. I'm OK with that," Korver told ESPN's Richard Jefferson on Instagram Live on Tuesday, according to Eric Woodyard. "If we think that is the best way for change, I care more about change happening than a championship.

"On the other side, I am on a team that feels like we could win and I have never won. I would like to win. So, is there a way to do both? I think there's a conversation there."

Korver has averaged 6.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 16.7 minutes per game this season. His 41.5% 3-point accuracy ranks third on the Bucks among players with at least 10 outings this year.

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