Athletes are more willing to be publicly political than ever before. And in the wake of the George Floyd protests, many have signaled their willingness to demonstrate during the National Anthem. This is sure to, again, anger many Conservatives.
Dallas Radio host Mark Davis is already angry. After Mavericks owner Mark Cuban replied to one of Davis’ posts, Texas Senator Ted Cruz decided to weigh in on the matter. This led to Cuban telling Cruz to, “grow some balls.”
Davis tweeted on Monday, “I am so ready to be be in on this year’s Mavericks home stretch: so much promise, so much personality. But the minute one player kneels during the anthem, I am OUT. Surely Marc Cuban can lead the way for Mavs to do whatever gesture they wish without insulting the nation.”
Cuban responded to the message with one word, “Bye.”
This led to Cruz writing, “Really??!? NBA is telling everyone who stands for the flag, who honors our cops and our veterans, to “piss off”? In Texas, no less? Good luck with that.” The senator, however did not address the message to Cuban directly.
Cuban then responded, “Have some balls for once Ted Cruz. Speak to me. It’s my tweet.”
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 20, 2020
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.