Mark Cuban Ends Playing National Anthem Before Dallas Mavericks NBA Games

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made history this week by becoming the first American professional sports team to stop playing the national anthem before its home games. When Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the change, her words said it all.

She noted, “Part of the pride in our country means recognizing moments where we as a country haven’t lived up to our highest ideals, which is often at times what people are speaking to when they take action at sporting events. It means respecting the right of people granted to them in the Constitution to peacefully protest.”

Excuse me?! What in the…?! So an NBA team ending the national anthem is about peaceful protesting? I don’t think so. People are certainly welcome to peacefully assemble, but that has nothing to do with respecting the nation’s tradition of standing to honor the flag and playing the national anthem.

We don’t need to argue about our Constitutional rights when we talk about the national anthem. We need to stand—and continue to remember our nation as the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Check out Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s full (and rambling) response when asked for President Biden’s response to the nixing of our nation’s national anthem by Cuban. Her response says it all!

30 thoughts on “Mark Cuban Ends Playing National Anthem Before Dallas Mavericks NBA Games”

    1. If mark cuban does not agree with playing
      The national anthem, maybe he should take
      The Mavericks and his money back to Cuba!
      I’m sure the Cuban people would be very happy to pay fifty cents a game, to watch them play.
      After all, He could have made better money in Cuba, and not AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL,GREAT NATION!!

      1. I agree with Ray Austin:
        If mark cuban does not agree with playing
        The national anthem, maybe he should take
        The Mavericks and his money back to Cuba!
        I’m sure the Cuban people would be very happy to pay fifty cents a game, to watch them play.
        After all, He could have made better money in Cuba, and not AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL,GREAT NATION!!

  1. If Mr Cuban is so fed up with democracy that he won’t play the National Anthem at his teams basketball games, then he ought to take his team and his family and relocate to Cuba, Venezuela or Russia. He thinks that because he has millions of dollars he’s G-d and can do whatever he wants! The NBA ought to immediately force him to sell his team and let him protest America elsewhere. Mark is what’s commonly referred to as a “selective” socialist. He wants to enjoy all the money, power and greed that is capitalist, but he wants everyone else to share and redistribute wealth as socialists! Mark should be given the CNN (Communitst News Network) Arsehole of the Year award, it has been well earned.

    1. There are times when we must support those who make a “stand” to support a cause….this is NOT one of those times! Cuban is showing just how arrogant he really is. Money does not bring on intelligence but in fact brings on a selfish “I can do what I want” attitude.
      This is a sad state of affairs and I feel sorry for Mark Cuban. He is not a true American, not a patriot and he does not speak for America! What does he achieve by not playing our national anthem? Patriotism is on a decline and he has added fuel to the fire….
      By the way….I am a Norwegian immigrant and was granted American Citizenship in 1978. I served proudly for 20 years in the U.S. Army and would do it again without hesitation to support this great nation!

    2. He don’t deserve to be called mr Cuban more like asshole needs to be hurt where it counts his pocket all maverick event deserve to be boycotted

      1. We all have the right to turn the TV off. I quit sports a long time ago. Better things to watch besides rich idiots chasing balls.

  2. Nobody should ever participate in in his team games. I really do not watch and play no attention to NBA. And I never will but this Cuban did is Outragies. Him and his team should immediately be expelled from this country

  3. If this is true, Mark Cuban should be held accountable for his disrespect of our country. Why would any sane person think eliminating the National Anthem is in the best interest of promoting unity. One of the reasons behavior today is so dark and militant is because people are raising their kids with no respect for either God or Country. There is no bonding, no togetherness because of rogue, selfish, anti-democratic, treasonous actions on the part of people who should unify but instead choose to divide. How can I watch “Shark Tank” but eliminate having to see Cuban?

    1. the basketball players and owner rather show allegiance to china than to the country that allows the freedom to do dumb things like disrespect our anthem. After all they are just overpaid basketball players. What do they contribute to this country?

  4. Mark Cuban is a business man that does not understand who he is selling to! He is selling to the left, but not the majority conservatives! The only thing he understands is the bottom line! We can change his mind by refusing to watch Pro basketball and drop season passes! I have done that! No longer watch Pro basketball! Do the same and he will beg to play
    Our National Anthem! And he thought about running against Trump as a Republican! He is a member of the swamp! Hurt him in the pocket book: turn off tv and drop Pro basketball. I was a coach and player! This discusses me!

  5. The country is not being supported by the false president or any of the members of the less liberal democrats. Let’s face it they only want power to control the country. They didn’t win the election. That’s been proven how many times yet they still are rambling on. They are trying to turn neighbors against each other to create even more satanic chaos as well. This press secretary is a joke. Where did she get her degree? FATHER GOD please hear our crying for help.

  6. i have always thought Mark Cuban as a Respectable Man. But after this action and disrespecting our Country and those that have died for our Country my opinion has changed. We cannot continue to dismantel our country.
    Your Basketball players are making millions from the American People. They could at least respect the country that let them do this.
    I am ashamed

  7. Markus Maximus Pontius Cuban says let the flag fall where it may because he for one is a communist and would love the top job but, hes another USEFUL IDIOT. Those that hold his reigns will tire of him one day and “POOF”. Just like any other uh bye!

  8. I’m totally ashamed of Mark Cuban – I will no longer watch him on Shark Tank. He’s a cocky and rude person to even the inventors on that show. He has no mercy. I stopped watching football because of the kneeling crap and now I will no longer watch any of the Maverick games.

  9. cuban is just another bum with money ,stop supporting this clown ,burn your mavericks season passes ,do not buy anything pertaining to the mavericks ex; shirts ,banners ,hoodies ,anything that puts money into his commie pockets , do not watch this team on TV ,I refuse to watch any sports or buy any products pertaining to Pro or college teams ever again ,if you want to kneel for our national anthem or burn our american flag ,you do not deserve to be financed by true patriots like myself,,,,,, Paul the Jarhead USMC 79-82

  10. Good Morning may i say there’s another Jerk Off joining the rest of the Assholes labron the nba NFL and dont forget baseball all owners who let there players that they pay tell them what to do when are we going to Stop this Bullshit and stand up to these people

  11. Excuse me?! What in the…?! So an NBA team ending the national anthem is about peaceful protesting? I don’t think so. People are certainly welcome to peacefully assemble, but that has nothing to do with respecting the nation’s tradition of standing to honor the flag and playing the national anthem.

    But these Jackasses are totally disrespecting this Nation that we Veterans fought and died for to keep America free and not to come a damn communist Nation.

  12. If the NBA doesn’t take action on this then they condone it. It’s time to write them off, if enough people dump their support of these teams let them see how long they can stay in business without fan money and no televised coverage. Stop attending everything at these multimillion dollar big tech arenas. That’s one big way to slow them down. If we don’t stand up soon this is where Biden and big tech are taking us. What happened to America? That will be the world news one day soon.

  13. I quit watching the NFL when they started to kneel for the national anthem and now I will stop watching the NBA because they allowed this to happen. Any company I ever worked for would fire me for protesting at work. Cuban may be an owner, but he need to learn a lesson about pride in this great nation. Socialism does not work and never will because of the way it is constructed. Maybe we should bring back the draft, so at least our kids could learn what it means to serve the country and why it is the greatest nation ever conceived. Our Founding Father said that only way this nation will end is from inside, not outside.

  14. Stop supporting all these sport teams. Let them go broke. These people who play the sport are only employees of these teams. So if the owners can’t control their players and can’t support the AMERICAN way they should fail. Steve veteran 65-69. Keep the Commies out.

  15. Mr. Cuban should consider resigning from Shark Tank for his un-American comment to eliminate our Respected National Anthem at the games.

  16. The Democrat Party is morally dead and cannot live up to the high ideas that have made this country great. They are the enemies of the people. They push the ideology of our enemies. They incite the pushback they are receiving.

  17. I quit watching football when Kaepernick pulled his selfish act. I will not watch anymore NBA basketball and will also discontinue watching shark tank. As Mr. wonderfull says “they are dead to me”. I hope the rest of the sharks protest and get him fired. I don’t need high priced, spoiled, egotistical athletes; but I do need the veterans, cops, and the military.

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