First limousine leftist Mark Cuban banned the Star-Spangled Banner. From yesterday:
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has banned the national anthem from being played before the franchise’s home games, he confirmed to The Athletic’s Tim Cato.
The Mavericks have not played the national anthem before any of their home games this season. …
When NBA players put an increased focus on [hard left radicalism] while playing at the Walt Disney World bubble, Cuban became one of their biggest supporters.
This was too much even for the NBA, which is infamous for pandering to Black Lives Matter and communist China, America’s worst internal and external enemies:
The NBA has announced that all of its teams will play the national anthem before games, “in keeping with longstanding league policy.” The statement appears to be a direct response to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban telling his team to stop playing the song before games.
Now we read this:
Following blowback for not playing the national anthem before games, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he did not “cancel” the song…
Cuban told ESPN’s “The Jump” that the team was having ongoing conversations about whether to play “The Star Spangled Banner,” but that “we probably would have ended up playing it at some point when fans came back.”
There were fans Monday night, but the anthem wasn’t played. However, following the NBA’s order,
The Mavericks played the national anthem before Wednesday’s game and all players appeared to stand. Several fans cheered afterward.
This country isn’t dead yet, despite the efforts of moonbats. Even among NBA fans, love of the USA probably tops politically correct hatred of it. Only firm control of the media makes the Democrat Party viable.
On tips from FighttheBeast, Dragon’s Lair, and Henry.