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No More National Anthem at Dallas Mavericks Home Games, Mark Cuban Says

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The national anthem will not be played prior to Dallas Mavericks home games for the foreseeable future, team owner Mark Cuban confirmed to The Athletic.

The site also reported that this was Cuban’s decision.

None of the preseason or regular season games played at American Airlines Center have featured the Star-Spangled Banner. All but one of those games have been played without fans. The first home game with limited attendance was Monday night’s contest between the Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves, a game the Mavericks won 127-122.

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Multiple team employees told The Athletic that they only noticed the removal of the anthem on their own, saying it was never announced or explained internally. There is also no reason to believe that any elaboration will be forthcoming. Both Cuban and the Mavericks organization declined The Athletic’s requests for comment or explanation.

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Don’t be surprised if more teams—and not just NBA ones—follow Cuban’s lead. This could become a trend.

Regardless of anthem or no anthem, the NBA has become unwatchable over the past few years. Ratings have tanked as they’ve amplified their pro-BLM social justice advocacy. Empty arenas and socially distanced benches have made for a depressing sight. Analytics have turned the on-court product into nothing but two-foot gimmes or 30-foot threes.

As much as I enjoyed The Last Dance series and still like sports in general, I don’t think I’d care if I went through the rest of my life without ever seeing another NBA game.

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50-Year-Old Transgender ‘Woman’ is Hailed as a Hero for Joining a Female College Basketball Team

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A 50-year-old transgender “woman” is being hailed as a hero for joining a female college basketball team and playing alongside girls under half “her” age.

Gabrielle Ludwig, born Robert Ludwig before “she” had a sex change in July 2012, is being allowed to play college basketball for the Mission College (Calif.) women’s basketball team. She is being called a brave trailblazer and receiving gushing profiles from the fake news media for engaging in this bizarre and troubling spectacle.

The nauseating USA Today profile on Ludwig reads as follows:

When the focus of the 12-minute pep talk pivots to this topic, the eyes of 10 18- to 20-year-old women – including one deaf player and another woman a few inches shy of 5-feet – focus on the one Mission College player who has yet to play this season. There near the door sits the oldest (50 years old), tallest (6-feet-6, 230 pounds) and most muscular person in the room: Gabrielle Ludwig.

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“Come out and be Gabrielle the player,” head coach Corey Cafferata tells her. “You worked hard to get here. This damn team in here, everyone has your back!”

Ludwig nervously runs her hand over the sock approaching the tattoo on her leg. She has long been eager yet apprehensive about this moment. Can she still play? What will she hear from adults in the stands? What will her opponents on the court whisper? And can she keep her emotions in check? Glancing up from the dirty rug, she says she is calm. She didn’t know if this day could ever arrive: Tonight, before spectators who will cheer and curse her, she hits the reset button on her life.

The profile noted (surprise, surprise) that Ludwig has a history of mental illness that includes “one failed suicide attempt, two failed marriages” and went into how Ludwig was taking hormones behind his wife’s back. His own daughter refuses to coddle his delusions.

They also noted that a female referee refused to shake Ludwig’s hand and many people gawk at Ludwig while “she” is engaging in this humiliating and demeaning spectacle. Even though LGBT insanity is being pushed on Americans, they still instinctively know this is unnatural and wrong.

The USA Today profile concludes:

With her knee wrapped, Ludwig pulls her car out of the dark parking lot and begins the drive back to Fremont to spend time with her partner and take an online quiz for her music course. Even in defeat, even when told of remarks of the two Siskiyous spectators, she says she has never been happier.

“I found a home with a bunch of dysfunctional lesbians, one deaf kid and a transsexual woman,” she says, laughing. “This is my home. This is the team I fit in. I am that missing puzzle piece. It fits.”

When Ludwig looks in the mirror she sees a father, a maternal figure, a veteran, a scientist, a life partner, and something she has been waiting more than three decades to say again: a teammate.

“Through camaraderie, we kind of figure out where the hell we are in life … ” Ludwig says. “We as human beings, we just want to be loved.”

“Where is Robert Ludwig?” a reporter asks.

“Where is Robert Ludwig?” Ludwig says. “Gone.”

She pauses for a few seconds, takes a deep breath and softens and slows her voice as her eyes remain glassy.

“Robert Ludwig is gone,” she says. “And the person you have is Gabrielle Ludwig with everything Robert embodied and was … That person [Robert] should be honored. He was a great guy. Robert is gone. He was a great father. His spirit is still here. It’s just that the spirit matches the body, as it should be.”

This is the new morality that is replacing Christianity in the former land of the free. America is in a death spiral that is showing no signs of slowing down with the military installation of Biden as president.

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