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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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O, say, can you see Mark Cuban’s point? No one even noticed lack of national anthem, so let it go
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Mark Cuban gave fans two minutes back and no one noticed.Image: APSomehow it escaped most everyone’s attention for 13 home games that the Dallas Mavericks weren’t playing the national anthem before any of them, which pretty much tells you how important the tradition actually was in the first place. The Mavs hadn’t been allowing fans into the arena until Monday’s game, so there wasn’t really much point in playing it anyway. And seeing as how no one really noticed, Cuban has decided to eschew the practice altogether.The initial fear, and really the only one, is that scrapping the anthem from before games is an easy out. To avoid the controversy of players kneeling or not, fans’ reaction to it or non-reactions to it, is to simply remove the point of conflict. And maybe that’s to be considered, as Rob Parker wrote back in June. But there are plenty of other ways, and plenty of more meaningful ones, to protest and get your message out. The anthem before every game has always felt jingoistic and overdone. We’re the only country that does it. You’ll see it before big events, like Cup finals in soccer in other countries or games that involve actual national teams. And there it makes sense, either as celebration or a symbol of the actual participants. But before every game? Why? They don’t play it before movies, or plays, or concerts. Those are all public gatherings. There are times when it serves a purpose, and perhaps on the 4th of July and some other days, as well as the beginning of championship series or games, it could be played, but other than that, what would we really be losing? We shouldn’t have to stand and wait around for two minutes to prove love of country. And if you do, then the relationship with country is probably pretty fractured. Both individual and nation will survive without it. The fact that it took six weeks before anyone noticed in Dallas pretty much tells you that. This country has always confused shouting “patriotism” with actual patriotism. The playing of the anthem before every game was and is just a show, essentially an empty gesture now. We can move on and find other ways to define who we are. G/O Media may get a commissionOn the actual floor last night, the hottest team on the planet continued their supernova act as the Utah Jazz got their 16th win in 17 games with a 122-108 win over the Celtics.The Jazz do what they do, going Smash TV in their shooting without a conscience from beyond the arc, hurling up 48 attempts and making 18, which is below their usual average of 41%. Donovan Mitchell went for 36 while Joe Ingles chipped in 24. The Jazz opened it up in the third when they dropped 42 points, and though the C’s got within six at one point in the fourth, the gap was just a little too much, especially on a night when Jayson Tatum was something of a wayward 7-for-20 from the field. The win kept the Jazz atop the West standings, and they did it without Mike Conley (though the Celtics were without Marcus Smart), They’ll see the Bucks, Sixers, Clippers (twice), and Lakers in the next seven. They’ll be the show to watch over the next little while. The real winner though, was Mike Conley’s look on the sidelines.I once joked to an ex who complained about my habit of wearing hoodies all the time that if it came to it, and the occasion called for it, I could produce a dress hoodie. I didn’t think there actually would be one. That thing can go from the club to a pajama party to a red carpet to the gym. Simply in awe. More shenanigans from the NBA, as here’s Jimmy Butler going the full Rivaldo 2002: .
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Yes, that was a Space Force flag
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Screenshot: CBSBeam me up, Scotty Miller.Your eyes didn’t fool you, that was a Space Force flag you saw during the Super Bowl national anthem. Also shout out to Warren Snipe in the background there. He crushed the sign language version on The Star Spangled Banner.Anyway, if you haven’t heard, Space Force is an actual thing we have in this actual country. Space Force is a branch of the U.S. armed forces, and it was created under the previous administration for who knows what reason. I’m not going to pretend to know anything about the organization. Maybe our leaders are planning to invade another galaxy far, far away? Just a guess. Endless wars never end, folks.What I’m really concerned about is when I looked at the Space Force flag during the pregame ceremony, all I saw was a knock off of the Starfleet command logo. I mean, just look at these two images… it has to be a joke, right?G/O Media may get a commissionApparently not. Last week, Biden’s new press secretary, Jen Psaki, sarcastically responded to a question about Space Force. Naturally, some conservatives in Congress and in the media were outraged. Space Force may sound really stupid, but the Biden administration has no plans to disband the service.Maybe if football exists in 45 years, we can have Super Bowl 100 on the moon. That’ll be a great use of taxpayer money! .
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Whitney, Marvin, Jimi และ Best Star-Spangled Banner Display
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การแสดงแบนเนอร์ Star-Spangled Banner ของวิทนีย์ฮูสตันในรอบ 30 ปี การตั้งค่าคือ Super Bowl XXV และเป็นเวลาอื่น สหรัฐอเมริกาไม่ได้เข้าสู่สงครามกลางเมืองที่ไม่มีวันจบสิ้นและคนทั่วไปเติบโตขึ้นมาโดยที่ไม่มีความทรงจำเกี่ยวกับเวียดนาม สงครามอ่าวเปอร์เซียเริ่มขึ้นก่อนน้ำท่วมเพียง 10 วัน ทั้งสองทีมที่เกี่ยวข้องคือ Balo Buffills และ New York Giants สวมชุดสีแดงขาวและน้ำเงิน เป็นข้อตกลงที่ไม่ใช้วิจารณญาณเนื่องจาก John Clayton ให้ความรู้สึกถึงพระกิตติคุณ แม้ว่าจะมีการเขียน แต่น้ำเสียงและความอัจฉริยะที่น่าทึ่งของฮูสตันก็มีผลบังคับใช้อย่างเต็มที่ "พวกเขาบอกว่าเพลงชาติเป็นเพลงที่ร้องยากที่สุดเพลงหนึ่ง" ฮูสตันกล่าว "มีสถานีวิทยุจำนวนมากขึ้นเรื่อย ๆ ตามคำขอของเธอ" ได้รับการปล่อยตัวเป็นแพ็คเกจเดียวและระดมทุนได้มากกว่า 500,000 ดอลลาร์สำหรับครอบครัวของทหารในสงคราม สิบปีต่อมาฮูสตันจะปล่อยมันหลังจากการโจมตี 9/11 โดยบริจาคเงินให้กับนักผจญเพลิงและเจ้าหน้าที่ตำรวจ นี่คือตัวเลือกอื่น ๆ ของเราสำหรับเพลงชาติ .
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