Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (Mark Cuban) will kneel with the players during the national anthem if they wish.
Three years ago, Cuban said that during the national anthem, he put his hands on his heart.
The NBA has strict rules to prevent the team from kneeling.
It remains to be seen whether this situation will continue after the recent protests.
Cuba joins ESPN Discuss his views on the current social turmoil and other topics in Thursday’s “Offline Event.”
“If they bend their knees to accept respect, I will be proud of them. I hope I can join them…whether it’s raising their arms high or bending their knees, no matter what, I don’t think it’s the national flag , The national anthem or our country of respect or disrespect,” Cuba said.
Eventually, if the player decides to kneel during the national anthem, the league office will have to decide whether to punish them.
“I will follow [commissioner] Adam [Silver] According to any final judgment, and [players’ union executive director] Michele Roberts. But the reality is, I hope we can let the players do what they think is right,” Cuba continued.
To be sure, the league should continue to encourage its players to comment on current issues.