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NBA Celebrates Chinese New Year Same Day A Team Tried To Ban National Anthem

The NBA celebrated the Chinese New Year on Wednesday night. Normally, that information wouldn’t be newsworthy, but considering what happened earlier in the day, it’s worth mentioning.

Why, you might ask? Well, that celebration came just hours after it was revealed that the Dallas Mavericks were no longer including the national anthem in their pregame routine. To make matters worse, that news was revealed by team employees, not Cuban.

After public backlash, the decision to remove the anthem was later reversed by the NBA on Wednesday afternoon.

Talk about strange timing, right?

Former off-field assistant for Ole Miss Brennon Chapman first brought the oddly-timed events to the attention of OutKick founder Clay Travis. He tweeted, “The jokes write themselves,” which I think sums the situation up nicely.

Clay recently shared his thoughts on the national anthem during OutKick The Show on Wednesday, which you can watch below.

 

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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    • The NBA thinks they are very smart, and the players more so. They believe the entire country should be restructured into a Utopia. If they get their wish they will soon discover what they lost, but unfortunately so will we.

  1. Not and haven’t been watching or supporting in any way the league really has become irrelevant to most thinking Americans just can’t stand these pathetic uneducated dopes about the facts of that despotic and dangerous country

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