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NBA insists teams play national anthem after Mavericks stop doing so

NBA insists teams play national anthem after Mavericks stop doing so

The NBA said the league’s 30 franchises must play the national anthem after the Dallas Mavericks stopped playing it before home games. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had told the team to stop playing it. Later, Cuban said Mavericks will resume playing it in the future games. He said he respected the anthem, but the team also ’hear the voices of those who don’t feel the anthem represents them.’

Tiffany 2 months

Cuban forgot that it was opportunities given to him by this great nation by which he gained that ivory tower he dwells in.

Leonard 2 months

Things liberals have ruined: They've ruined Youth Sports, the News Media, Football, our National Anthem, Universities, nearly all Holidays, the traditional family, California, elections in general, Scouting, and Controlled Immigration. They've ruined schools, social media, masculinity, and Hollywood. They've ruined 'winning', Judges and Courts, Christmas, big cities, and Police. Add to this list of things liberals have ruined: progress made in race relations, dining out in restaurants, women's soccer, health insurance, the Oscars, parades, and marriage. History, prayer, the concept of 'gender', Emergency Rooms flooded with no-pay illegals and hunting and trapping as well as Peaceful Protests, and Energy Independence. They have ruined the Constitutional significance of Impeachment. I could go on and on. But, let's let our liberal nutjob friends list all the things Republicans have ruined. I can't think of a single one to start with. Waiting... waiting...

Robert_Clearwater 2 months

The people that are buying the tickets and viewing the commercials are the only ones interested in watching sports. Any decision by the NBA leadership to appeal to a different segment of society is pointless. The people that support the sports teams probably really want to have the national anthem. Mark Cuban telling people to complain to their bosses about not doing the national anthem before the work day is like an arrogant restaurant owner telling off his customers.

Lord Flashheart
Lord Flashheart 2 months

National anthem is singing how great your nation is, a battle cry and about standing together in Unity. No anthem No Unity. So how does Joe bring people together if they can't come together to sing an anthem?

Leonard 2 months

There is a way to stop this kind of nonsense. Don't watch and don't go. We the people (you and I) have incredible power we hardly realize we have. It's simple. We can change these things. Just don't watch and don't go. He'll be singing the national anthem himself before the game, and probably after the game to. Wanna bet?

WWIII 2 months

Then boycott the team from playing at all, pos anyway

Que Pasta
Que Pasta 2 months

If the anthem doesn't represent you then don't, attend or play. You are in the USA and free to leave at any time. There are international airports all over the place that'll take you to wherever else you wish.

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 2 months

These disgusting anti AMERICANS need to be deported anywhere. GTFO if you don't love this country. Enough is ENOUGH.

Martin 2 months

Americans and their national anthem. Your not free or brave, so just shu* up. A nation built on slavery and racism. If you don’t understand why people take a knee you’re pretty dense.

Rocket 2 months


Mark 2 months

I actually liked Cuban's decision. I don't care for kneeling, though emphasize with issues important to people. It always bothered me to see people engaged in various activities, like eating, talking, etc. during the anthem. More than once I asked those attending sporting events to show some respect... So remove it.... those of us who are patriotic and love our nation and its people will continue to be and do so. Im pretty sure of that.

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 2 months

Anyone who presides within the US and doesn't feel the anthem represents them needs to GET GONE. You've no business being here.

Glen 2 months

How un-American, what an insult to all Americans.

Adam 2 months

I’m moving to France

Patty 2 months


Randall 2 months

Perhaps they should hold hands and pray to Santa Clause too.

ttocsick 2 months

That dude is a legend in his own mind. The Mavericks suck anyway

Ken Williams
Ken Williams 2 months

The NBA is ghetto.

ttocsick 2 months

Pretty funny though

ConcealCarryProtect 2 months

Mark "Will this make me money?" Cuban

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