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.”
— The Hill (@thehill) February 10, 2021
Mark Cuban has directed the Dallas Mavericks to stop playing the national anthem before games https://t.co/QGHXGAAynM
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 10, 2021
Mark Cuban reportedly decided before the start of the NBA season to no longer play the national anthem before Dallas Mavericks games.
So far, it hasn’t been played before the team’s 13 preseason and regular-season home games https://t.co/0eHej0U8sk
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 10, 2021
Read the full report here.
WATCH: Hannity and Mark Cuban Get in Fiery Debate; Talk Trump, Coronavirus, Bringing Back the NBA
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to discuss a series of issues including President Trump, the Coronavirus, and the possibility of bringing sports back to the United States.
“He’s the most powerful man in the world and he always plays the victim card. ‘The Dems are out to get me, the media is out to get me.’ You’ve got to be the leader, you’ve got to be the strongest man in the game,” said Cuban.
“They spied on the guy! They spied on his campaign, his transition team… They tried to take him out!” fired-back Hannity. “He fought back!”
Watch Cuban on ‘Hannity’ above.
COMMUNIST UTOPIA: Cuba Rations All Meat, Government Urges Residents to Eat ‘Giant Rodents’
Cuba’s struggling economy continued to falter in recent days; prompting government officials to regulate meat rations and other consumer goods as the communist nation’s food supplies dwindle.
“A 91-year-old former comrade of Cuba’s late dictator Fidel Castro recently startled Cubans when he announced government plans to breed ostriches to help feed the masses,” reports the Wall Street Journal. “Comandante Guillermo García raved on Cuba’s main TV news show about the giant flightless bird, ‘which produces more [meat] than a cow.’ The comandante, who runs some of Cuba’s cattle-breeding operations, also extolled the meat of the hutia, a giant rodent endemic to the island, as better than beef.”
“Pushed by the implosion of top ally Venezuela and sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, Cuba has driven into an economic ditch. The government has tightened state rations. Residents stand in lines for hours to buy scarce basic goods such as eggs, flour and chicken,” added the newspaper.
Cuba’s communist revolution is under increased pressure from US sanctions and a less-than-expected harvest season; with millions complaining of food shortages and long lines at super markets across the socialist country.
“Long lines outside shops with mostly bare shelves are increasingly common in Cuba, and the government has indeed signaled that things are going from bad to worse,” reports Reuters.
Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel blamed the Trump administration on the shortages; saying Washington was engaged in “asphyxiating financial persecution that makes the import of goods and resources of primary necessity particularly difficult.”
“While the crisis will not be as bad as in the 1990s, it will have a worrying social impact on the most vulnerable households, which are already on subsistence salaries,” said Pavel Vidal, a Cuban economist.
“This could be a critical moment that generates the consensus necessary to apply changes,” said Vidal. “The government needs to give more space to the private sector and investment.”
Experts warn the food shortages could be a predictor of a general economic collapse; similar to the escalating crisis sweeping Venezuela.
Read the full report at the Wall Street Journal.