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.
— Brennon Chapman (@BrennonChapman) February 11, 2021
Clay recently shared his thoughts on the national anthem during OutKick The Show on Wednesday, which you can watch below.
"Are they going to fine the Dallas Mavericks if they don't play the national anthem? Is this really a dispute that the NBA wants to enter?
It's a disaster for the league and further cements them as a far left wing liberal hypocritical league." –@ClayTravis pic.twitter.com/vDjWrJHKm4
— OutKick (@Outkick) February 11, 2021
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