NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told CNBC on Friday he is "happy" that NFL player Colin Kaepernick can move forward after reaching a settlement in the national anthem kneeling collusion case.
Attorneys for the NFL and players Kaepernick and Eric Reid announced the settlement on Friday, but the terms are confidential. The players had claimed football team owners blackballed them because they kneeled during the playing of the national anthem before games to protest police brutality and racial injustice.
Kaepernick is "a talented athlete. He should be playing in the NFL. I hope it is settled to his satisfaction. It's been too long," Abdul-Jabbar said in an interview with CNBC's Eric Chemi on "Closing Bell."