Discourse Over National Anthem Looms for NBA, Other Leagues

The death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police sparked fresh questions across sports about kneeling during the anthem.

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Rick Carlisle isn’t sure what to expect from players during the national anthem when the NBA season resumes in empty arenas in Florida. The Dallas Mavericks coach does know how he will react if players kneel or otherwise violate a longtime league policy that requires them to stand during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “We support our players 100% in terms of their ability to express themselves individually or as a group if they…

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