Skip to comments.Mark Cuban on if Mavericks kneel during national anthem: ‘Hopefully, I’d join them’
Posted on 06/18/2020 4:35:18 PM PDT by Stravinsky
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said kneeling during the national anthem wouldnt have kept Colin Kaepernick off an NBA roster. That was a questionable claim that nobody tested. No NBA players emulated Kaepernicks controversial demonstration (which protested racism, particularly through police brutality).
But Cuban is now even more directly supporting players particularly on Dallas if they kneel during the anthem.
Cuban, via ESPN:
If they were taking a knee and they were being respectful, Id be proud of them. Hopefully Id join them, Cuban said.
NBA rules state that players and coaches must stand for the national anthem, but Cuban said he hopes the league can adapt and allow players to do whats in their heart.
Whether its holding their arm up in the air, whether its taking a knee, whatever it is, I dont think this is an issue of respect or disrespect to the flag or to the anthem or to our country, Cuban said. I think this is more a reflection of our players commitment to this country and the fact that its so important to them that theyre willing to say whats in their heart and do what they think is right.
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Woo! All that posturing is sure to get a lot done!!
I wish I cared even a tiny bit about pro sports so I could ignore them even more than I do now.
Cuban is just like Jerry Jones.
Why don't you just STFU and play ball? Not that I watch NBA sports.
I get a kick out of these White sell-outs, who can’t grasp
that if caught on the street, they’d be killed right along
with anyone else.
Finally ...Racism is OVER!!!!
Hey Mark, leave America you pos.
Do you care about any sports? Just wondering. I mean every guy likes one sport even at the college or pro level or if he does it on his own
NBA has been off my TV for a couple of years. I had slid back to NFL when they appeared to get back to respect and football but I just canceled Sunday Ticket and I wont be back. Do what you want before or after the Anthem but this old Vet wont stand for during. Plenty of other things to do on a Sunday.
I really hope these people are seriously misreading the popular mood in this countryor at least the popular mood of those who buy high-priced tickets to ball games. I can’t believe the disrespect for our flag and National Anthem has become popular.
Pro sports is dead.
So what. Won’t be watching any professional sports.
same here. The white guilt turds who pander to the black supremacy and supremacists is stunning and shows how our public education is in need of a change .
Stand firm, brother!
And I have to believe that black people are savvy enough to feel kind of the same and know that it's all ACTING ... for woke cred, for fear of being boycotted, doxed, shamed on Twitter, fired, whatever.
When is this fakery and BS going to be OVER?
What else is he going to do down there? I think I know.
When we’re eager for orders
and it’s natural to kneel,
we’ll be brothers under the heel.
Cuban can afford his own little police force. Everyone else can do without.
I’ll bet he spends a lot of time on his knees.But that’s OK...I won’t be watching so it will almost be like it didn’t happen.
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