Mark Cuban Warns Trump of 'Blowback' for 'Condemning' a Sport

Ruben Hill
September 26, 2017

In an effort to help his native Puerto Rico, Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea received permission from owner Mark Cuban to use the team's plane to transport supplies, according to an ESPN report. Carlisle said that he'll be back Tuesday night. The billionaire was responding to Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem as an act of protest. "My understanding is that they're going to talk about it and they're going to decide as a team". Gores also said he will support the Pistons players and their right to thoughtfully raise awareness to various causes.

Cuban, who once volunteered to be Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate, spoke of Trump to Extra in June 2016, saying, "It's rare that you see someone get stupider before your eyes, but he's really working at it".

"It's disappointing times. It's nearly 2018 and you'd hope stuff like that wouldn't be in the news anymore", said Dirk Nowitzki, who's entering his 20th season with the franchise. "You've got to do your best to stick together and promote love and all the good stuff instead of only bad stuff in the news".

Meanwhile, Curry told reporters on Friday that he didn't want to attend the Golden State Warriors celebratory trip to the White House. During the Q&A with media, numerous players were asked about the president's comments and the large number of players who took a knee during National Football League games Sunday.

They loaded up a bunch of stuff, supplies, etc., to take over to Puerto Rico, and they're going to turn around and come back. While the current champions are not planning a stop at the White House, he recalled fondly visiting the White House in 2011 after the Mavs' championship win and said it was an honor to be there and to present President Barack Obama with a jersey and basketball.

"It's tough times for everyone, divisive times", Nowitzki said. We're not going to give it to anybody else. It was freaky, but at the end of the day, it's still sad that a year after [Colin] Kaepernick took that knee we're still not talking about the actual issue which he took the knee for: police brutality and systematic racism and things like that.

"We'll meet and get to know each other a little more - lot of new faces in the locker room - but we'll hear everybody out", Nowitzki said.

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