NBA Players Must Stand During National Anthem

NBA players MUST stand during the playing of the national anthem, according to a memo from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver distributed Friday.

In the memo, obtained by The Associated Press, Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum suggests teams use their opening games “to demonstrate your commitment to the NBA’s core values of equality, diversity, inclusion and serve as a unifying force in the community.”

This latest mandate comes one week after Stephen Curry and LeBron James publicly responded to President Trump’s harsh words against athletes choosing to kneel during the national anthem. Trump called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem “sons of bitches” who should be fired.

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