League Issues Policy to Play National Anthem Before Games
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Following a statement by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirming the decision to not play Anthem before Mavericks games, the NBA announced that "all teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league policy."

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Cuban's decision was made because many feel the anthem doesn’t represent them.

The NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass issued a statement concerning the league’s rule on playing national anthem.

“With NBA teams now in process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league policy.”

In the meantime seems like things will remain the same but let's not get carried away too quickly. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi reported once fans are increasingly back in arenas, there will be a chance Commissioner Adam Silver would let Mavericks continue without playing anthem.

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