NBA orders teams to play U.S. anthem after Mavericks halt

NBA Feb 11, 2021

NBA orders teams to play U.S. anthem after Mavericks halt

The NBA on Wednesday ordered its teams to play the U.S. national anthem before games while Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban downplayed his instructions that kept it from being played at home games so far this season. The anthem, which has supporters and deriders in ...

Mavericks no longer playing U.S. anthem before games: reports

NBA Feb 10, 2021

Mavericks no longer playing U.S. anthem before games: reports

The Dallas Mavericks have opted to stop playing the U.S. national anthem before games this season, reports said Tuesday, breaking with a pregame ritual that is widespread in American sports. The Athletic website said the Mavericks' policy against playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before home games ...

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says NBA should allow kneeling protests

NBA Jun 19, 2020

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says NBA should allow kneeling protests

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said on Thursday he hopes the National Basketball Association will allow players to take a knee during the national anthem to support protests over the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody. Video footage showed a white police ...

Mavericks end three-game skid by routing Nuggets

Basketball / NBA Mar 12, 2020

Mavericks end three-game skid by routing Nuggets

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, like his players, heard about the NBA's decision to suspend the season while in the third quarter of their game against the Denver Nuggets. That ended up being the last game completed in the league Wednesday night, and the Mavericks ...