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The NBA's National Anthem Mandate: Another Political Ploy from Pro Sports

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02/16/2021Ryan McMaken

The controversy over Mark Cuban and the national anthem reminds us the NBA and the NFL have spent the last few decades relying on the national anthem as a cynical ploy. Employing "antiracism" and BLM politics was just the natural next step. 

Original Article: "The NBA's National Anthem Mandate: Another Political Ploy from Pro Sports"

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