"Syndicated Via National File| FRANK SALVATO| The Dallas Mavericks owner is slapped down by the NBA commissioner
After saying that his organization would not play he National Anthem before home games, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was forced to eat his words when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reiterated the NBA’s policy that the national song is mandatory at the open of each contest."
"Backpedaling, Cuban told ESPN he had no issue with his organization playing the anthem “at all.” He said the decision not to do so was the result of conversations with members of the community who felt the tradition “did not fully represent them.”
Once explained but not known if the reason was backpedaling or not, seemed drastic but understandable that the "Community" felt it didn't represent them due to the fact that they are no longer allowed to physically go to the games anymore.
Yes, we are no longer a "Free" Country but the Anthem was not only an intent but a continued hope and reminder of what our country stands for.
Do you agree or not? Was Mark backpedaling on his decision or was it genuine.