DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Label Cuban stated Tuesday he determined sooner than this season started no longer to play the national anthem sooner than the team’s home games.
The Mavericks performed their first 10 regular-season home games with out followers. The membership had followers for the main time in Monday’s 127-122 need over Minnesota. Dallas is allowing 1,500 vaccinated mandatory workers to attend games with out cost.
Cuban didn’t elaborate on his determination no longer to play the anthem, announcing no one had seen. The Athletic first reported that Dallas had dropped the anthem.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank stated, “Beneath the odd circumstances of this season, groups are accredited to hunch their pregame operations as they watch match.”
Cuban was once outspoken in opposition to critics of NBA gamers and coaches kneeling all the diagram via “The Giant title-Spangled Banner” when the 2019-20 season resumed within the bubble in Florida final summer.
The pregame national anthem is a staple of American sports at every the legitimate and collegiate stage, but is much less unprecedented at legitimate wearing events in varied nations.