Texas Dunks on Mark Cuban: Passes Bill Requiring Pro Teams to Play National Anthem

Texas Dunks on Mark Cuban: Passes Bill Requiring Pro Teams to Play National Anthem


In February, Mavs Owner Mark Cuban ordered stadium staff not to play the national anthem. Last week, Texas Republicans responded by passing a law requiring him to play it.

Now, all that remains is for Texas Governor Greg Abbott to sign it.

The bill, known officially as Senate Bill 4 and better known as the “Star-Spangled Banner Protection Act,” was made a legislative priority of Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick after Cuban canceled the anthem for 13 Mavericks preseason and regular-season home games earlier this year.

“Sell the franchise & some Texas Patriots will buy it. We ARE the land of free & home of the brave,” Patrick wrote on Twitter at the time.

.@mcuban Your decision to cancel our National Anthem at @dallasmavs games is a slap in the face to every American & an embarrassment to Texas. Sell the franchise & some Texas Patriots will

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