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The Mavericks stopped doing the National Anthem a while ago and nobody noticed
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Mark Cuban, who decided to stop playing the national anthem before Mavs games, has now been directed to do otherwise by the league.Image: Getty ImagesThe NBA is doing the most right now.The league is currently willing to die on a hill that might be as unnecessary as a winter coat in Miami.After Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban decided to stop playing the National Anthem before Dallas home games this season, the NBA responded today by releasing a statement that said all teams will have to play the national anthem per league policy.The craziest part of the story is that Cuban and the Mavericks had not played the Anthem at any of their 13 of their home games so far this season, and no one even noticed until a few days ago. The team allowed fans to attend games for the first time all season on Monday. The Mavericks will play the Anthem moving forward, starting with their game against Atlanta on Wednesday. Cuban released a statement following the decision.G/O Media may get a commissionCuban also joined The Jump today to address the controversy surrounding his decisions on the anthem.ESPN reported that Cuban originally decided to cut the anthem in November after consulting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver. The National Anthem has been controversial in the sports landscape for years now. Colin Kaepernick and a plethora of other athletes have demonstrated during the song to bring attention to racial injustice in this country. The NBA relaxed its policy on forcing players to stand for the national anthem during the Orlando bubble after months of increased racial tensions following the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.For many Americans especially people of color, the anthem invoked many emotions that aren’t positive. A lot of Black and brown people have a complex relationship with America that isn’t represented through the Star-Spangled Banner. The song itself was written by a slave owner and has racist lyrics.Aside from all of the problematic issues that swirl around this song, what makes this conversation even more aggravating is the fact that many people can’t even justify the need for playing the anthem before a sporting event outside of the fact that it is a common practice. We’ve been unnecessarily playing this song before sporting events for decades with little benefit from it just for the heck of it.Do they play the national anthem before you go to work every day? Do they play it before Congress tries to make a law? Do they play it before the Grammys?NoSo what makes the anthem so important that it deserves to be played before every sporting event?Absolutely nothing, it’s honestly just a big waste of everyone’s time and energy. And that’s no disrespect to the women and men of the military who risk their lives for our safety. If we are keeping it real, playing the anthem doesn’t benefit them anyway. What would benefit them would be supporting causes that help make veterans’ lives better once they leave the service or getting Congress to pass legislation to help veterans adjust to regular life once they are off the battlefield.The NBA’s position on keeping the anthem is ridiculous and unnecessary. Cuban tried to free us and the league from the pointless gesture but the NBA couldn’t see the bigger picture. .
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After all these years, Brady still passing… on responsibility for supporting Trump
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Of COURSE former Trumpers like A.J. Delgado are supporting Tom Brady.Screenshot: FOX NewsA.J. Delgado, a former senior advisor to Donald Trump, and self-described “now proud critic,” made clear on Sunday just what kind of equivocating nonsense that is, and how far people will go to try to excuse having been in line with a would-be dictator.After seeking advice on who to root for in the Super Bowl, Delgado responded to a point that Brady “openly supports Trump” by saying that support was never political.When Trump was running for president, Brady said of the potential of his friend becoming leader of the free world, “That would be great. There’d be a putting green on the White House lawn, I’m sure of that.”Brady also claimed that the Make America Great Again hat which was infamously seen in his locker “found its way” there — as if one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time didn’t have agency over the contents of his own locker, and as if he wouldn’t have removed the hat if he had any problem with it whatsoever.G/O Media may get a commissionDid Brady think that things would get as bad as they did in the last four years? Probably not. But instead of taking responsibility for having supported an open racist — remember how Trump started his campaign — because he prioritized his personal friendship with that racist and how a Republican administration might benefit him, a wealthy white man, personally… Brady has demurred and tried to claim that he wasn’t supporting Trump politically, just “as a friend,” as Delgado now parrots.It’s bullshit, and he shouldn’t get away with it. It’s even worse that Brady gets credit — credit! — for helping Antonio Brown, paving the way for “a fellow man’s redemption,” which is some complete nonsense when Brown has never taken one iota of responsibility for anything. Of course, he can’t, because the sexual assault lawsuit against Brown won’t go to trial until next year. But the fact that he’s in the league and in the Super Bowl right now is because of Brady, who just like his buddy Trump, is willing to look the other way on violence against women.And, for the record, Brady did benefit personally from Trump’s presidency, garnering a $960,000 PPP loan for his nutrition/wellness grift enterprise, TB12 Sports. Brady’s current contract with the Buccaneers is a two-year, $50 million deal.Until Brady stops making excuses, steps up like the leader of men he supposedly is, and admits where he failed, he can go fuck himself. .
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