Texas officials feud with Mark Cuban over Mavericks not playing national anthem

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Dallas Mavericks not playing the national anthem at its home games drew sharp backlash from Texas officials including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. “(Mark Cuban) Your decision to cancel our National Anthem at (Dallas Mavericks) games is a slap in the face to every American & an embarrassment to Texas,” Patrick said in a Wednesday tweet. “Sell the franchise & some Texas Patriots will buy it. We ARE the land of free & the home of the brave.” The NBA team hasn’t played the anthem at the start of any of its 13 preseason and regular-season games. The decision went unnoticed until re…

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