Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Cuts National Anthem, Gets Blasted On Social Media

Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, decided to cut the National Anthem before games, a move that got quite a reaction from folks on social media on Tuesday.

Cuban confirmed with The Athletic that it was his choice to no longer play the national anthem prior to home games at American Airlines Center. The team has not played the song before any of their games this season and it doesn’t look like they’ll be doing so any time in the near future.

via Fox News:

“It was my decision, and I made it in November,” Cuban told The New York Times.

NBA spokesman Tim Frank clarified the rules to The Associated Press.

“Under the unique circumstances of this season, teams are permitted to run their pregame operations as they see fit,” Frank said.

The decision to nix the anthem drew reaction from both those disagreeing and those supporting it on social media.


Wow. Just wow. Hard to believe we now live in a day and age where it is okay to just yank the National Anthem out from every part of our culture.

Don’t let liberals supporting this fool you. It has nothing to do with the singing of this song being “pointless.” It has everything to do with creating a hostile attitude toward our nation and our founding principles.

These people are ashamed of their country and way of life and they think you should be too.