Mac Engel: NBA passes on Mark Cuban’s desire to discuss issues surrounding national anthem

FORT WORTH, Texas — Mark Cuban’s experiment lasted more than one month, but the NBA has politely asked him to wrap it up now that he had his fun, and obtained the results. At Cuban’s decision, the Mavs became the first major North American sports team to skip a tradition that started nearly 100 years ago. We were so collectively outraged, and the media that covered the 13 home games thus far so observant (guilty as charged), that this crisis lasted for about 55 days before anyone noticed. Hours after The Athletic’s report of the Mavs not playing the national anthem this season, which included …

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