A day earlier, the NBA said it would permit teams “to run their pregame operations as they see fit” after the Dallas Mavericks said it wouldn't play the anthem.
Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, directed the NBA team to stop playing the national anthem before home games.
Owner Mark Cuban made the decision late last year after speaking with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
“I need all of us to really open up and talk to each other, even when it’s difficult,” Cuban said during a speech.
"This can't be true," the gobsmacked Dallas Mavericks owner said after seeing news of the coronavirus-inspired cancellation on his phone.
Dallas’ season finale, and the career-ender for Nowitzki, is Wednesday night in San Antonio.
An NBA investigation finds "numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct" in the Dallas team's organization over two decades.
The billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner has denied the allegation.
The NBA has been uniquely forward thinking among major sports leagues. It must continue.