NBA’s Mavericks Do Away With Pregame Anthem

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The NBA’s Dallas Mavericks have decided after years of debate and criticism to do away with playing the national anthem before games.

Mavericks owners Mark Cuban told The Athletic on Monday evening that the team has ceased playing the national anthem before home games this season, as none of the 13 regular-season home games have featured the anthem before the game.

The NBA has said that due to the unique circumstances surround the current season, all teams are permitted to run their pregame operations as they see fit.

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