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MARK’S MESS: Cuban Claims ‘Never Any FINAL Decision’ on Anthem, Says Just ‘Listening to the Community’

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.11.21

Billionaire Mark Cuban found himself the center of a national controversy this week after claiming his NBA team -the Dallas Mavericks’ would no longer play the US national anthem before games; a decision that was overruled by the Basketball Association.

“We’re always talking to our community. That’s something [Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall] stands for and is very insistent upon and has become a core part of who we are at the Dallas Mavericks,” Cuban said on “The Jump.”

“In listening to the community, there were quite a few people who voiced their concerns, really their fears that the national anthem did not fully represent them, that their voices were not being heard.”

“So we’ve had a lot of conversations about whether or not we should play the anthem,” he continued. “And so during the first preseason game, we decided to not play it and just see what the response was, knowing that we were going to have ongoing conversations about it. We didn’t make any decision to never play the national anthem then — that wasn’t the case at all. We didn’t cancel the national anthem. We still had our flag flying proud up on the wall at the American Airlines Center and everybody had the opportunity to address it and pray to it or salute to it or whatever their feelings are.”

“There was never any final decision that was made that we would not play the anthem,” Cuban concluded.

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FANS REACT: Mark Cuban Under Fire for Decision to Ban US Anthem from Future Mavericks Games

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.10.21

Basketball fans around the country reacted Wednesday to businessman and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s decision to ban the Star-Spangled Banner from future NBA games at his home stadium in Dallas, Texas.

 

 

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed this week that his team will no long play the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ before games when some fans return to the stadiums during the NBA’s upcoming season.

“If they were taking a knee and they were being respectful, I’d be proud of them,” he said on the controversy. “Hopefully I’d join them.”

Read the full report here.

STAR SPANGLED BANNED: Mark Cuban Says Mavericks Won’t Play National Anthem Ahead of Games

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.10.21

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed this week that his team will no long play the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ before games when some fans return to the stadiums during the NBA’s upcoming season.

“If they were taking a knee and they were being respectful, I’d be proud of them,” he said on the controversy. “Hopefully I’d join them.”

Read the full report here.

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