Mark Cuban’s anthem decision ‘more divisive’ than Capitol riots, Texas Lt. Gov. says

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick likened the Dallas Mavericks not playing the Star-Spangled Banner to the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, calling the decision team owner Mark Cuban “even more divisive.” The Athletic reported Tuesday night that the team did not play the national anthem for the first 13 games this season before Wednesday. That decision has since been reversed, according to a Mavericks spokesperson. But before the switch was made, Patrick railed against the move in an interview with conservative talk radio host Mark Davis. He compared the national anthem not pl…

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