Sport Mark Cuban believes the NBA would have embraced Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest

06:35  04 august  2017
06:35  04 august  2017 Source:   For The Win

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He believes that Kaepernick would not be experiencing the same problems had he been a player in the NBA . But to Cuban ’s point, Kaepernick ’ s anthem protest would have drawn a fine in the NBA had the league enforced its rule requiring players to stand during the anthem .

On Friday night, Colin Kaepernick sat in protest during the national anthem prior to the San Francisco 49ers' preseason game — Mark Cuban (@mcuban) August 28, 2016. 3) and I know I'll get shit for anything that remotely suggests support of colin kaepernick , which makes my point even more.

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The first NFL preseason game has started, and Colin Kaepernick still finds himself without a spot on an NFL roster.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has defended Kaepernick's anthem protest in the past, again spoke out against the NFL in an interview with the Washington Post.

He believes that Kaepernick would not be experiencing the same problems had he been a player in the NBA.

Cuban said via the Post:

"I don't know what his status is in the NFL, but I'm glad the NBA doesn't have a politician litmus test for our players," Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said. "I'd like to think we encourage our players to exercise their constitutional rights."

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The show teased that it would take on Colin Kaepernick ’ s protest during the national anthem on Monday. When the episode aired Wednesday, Kaepernick ’ s protest spread from the NFL to elementary school sports. NBA 7hr ago.

When Colin Kaepernick explained why he sat during the national anthem , he added that he was aware of the repercussions that would come with such a protest . "Each executive said he believes Kaepernick will likely get released by the 49ers — and never play in the NFL again."

It's true that the NBA rarely discourages social activism. Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James made powerful statements for social change during last year's ESPYS. In 2014, NBA players - including LeBron and Kyrie Irving - wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts during warmups to support Eric Garner and his family. Garner died after being put in a chokehold by a police officer. Three years later, Department of Justice prosecutors are still investigating Garner's death.

But to Cuban's point, Kaepernick's anthem protest would have drawn a fine in the NBA had the league enforced its rule requiring players to stand during the anthem. Silver also said last year that standing during the anthem would be "the appropriate thing to do." Silver has also urged players to visit Donald Trump's White House if invited.

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sparked a huge discussion about America’s favorite sport with eyebrow-raising comments on the NFL Watch how 'South Park’ took on Colin Kaepernick ’ s anthem protest . Victor Oladipo says he ‘definitely’ believes NBA players will join national anthem protests .

Personalities from all sports have weighed in on Colin Kaepernick ’ s protest during the national anthem . Diamondbacks executive Tony La Russa didn’t just disagree with Kaepernick , but he also questioned the sincerity of the 49ers quarterback’s actions.

You can read the full story from the Washington Post here.

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Giants owner: Colin Kaepernick will be on NFL roster this season .
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