After one day Dallas Mavericks The club’s owner, Mark Cuban, has reportedly told The Athletic that the team has decided not to play the national anthem in home matches. NBA He issued a statement that the league would maintain a “long-term league policy”.
Cobain appeared in “The Jump” on ESPN and said that the Mavericks had no problem playing the national anthem “at all” and the reason they decided not to play it yet this season is because they felt the tradition did so “not fully representative”.
“We always talk to our community. That’s one thing [Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall] She defends herself and insists on her passionately and she has become an essential part of who we are in the Dallas Mavericks, “Coban said. Rachel Nichols from ESPN Wednesday. “While listening to the community, there were quite a few people who voiced their concerns, which are their fears that the national anthem is not fully representative of them, and that their voices have not been heard.
“So we had a lot of conversations about whether or not we should play the anthem. And so during the pre-season match one, we decided not to play it and we see the reaction, knowing that we will continue conversations about that. – This was not the case at all. We did not cancel the national anthem. We still have our flag proudly flying on the wall when everyone had the opportunity to address him and pray or greet him or whatever their feelings may be. “
“No final decision has been taken not to play the anthem,” Cuban added.
After the National Basketball Association issued its statement regarding the national anthem, the Cuban said the Mavericks It will resume running Before Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.
“We always respect and respect the people’s passion for the national anthem and for our country,” Cuban said in the statement. “But we also hear loudly the voices of those who feel that the national anthem does not represent them. We feel that their voices should be respected and heard because they were not.
“We hope that people moving forward will have the same passion they have for this cause and use the same amount of energy to listen to those who feel differently about them. Then we can move forward and have courageous conversations that propel this country forward and find what unites us.”