Mark Cuban Says Kneeling to Anthem “A Beautiful Thing”

( You know Mark Cuban. He’s the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and probably the best-known shark in the hit series Shark Tank. He’s the left’s answer to Donald Trump – a billionaire businessman who regularly weighs in on political issues.

This time, he’s talking about kneeling during the national anthem, and his comments are particularly notable because he owns an NBA team. During Wednesday’s episode of The View, Cuban said that seeing players in the NBA kneeling during the anthem, in protest of the alleged systemic racism in police enforcement, is a “Beautiful thing.”

Sunny Hostin, one of the left-wing hosts of The View, asked Cuban about the trend in sports teams in America to kneel instead of stand during the national anthem.

“While the NBA is reportedly going to paint black lives matter on the courts, they haven’t signaled any willingness to reverse their nearly 40-year-old rule against kneeling during the national anthem,” Hostin said. “You defended that policy, Mark, in 2017, but now you say you support players kneeling, and you’ll kneel with players if the opportunity arises…what changed for you, and do you think players, even you, could be punished for kneeling?”

Cuban did indeed say in 2017 that he supported the policy of banning kneeling during a national anthem, but it looks like the pressure has become too much. With every major corporation, ever major brand, and most major sports stars, it’s impossible to oppose Black Lives Matter and its radical agenda without your business being destroyed.

“You know, we’ll see what the NBA comes down in terms of the actual rules, but we’re in a different time,” he said.

It’s present day. Classic excuse.

“Things are changing. The last five weeks have seen a dramatic shift in how people in this country are responding to systemic racism. Because we’ve seen such dramatic change, I want to be part of the solution, and you’ve got to let go of the old ways that just were not working. If that means going against the grain, and maybe upsetting a few people, so be it.”

A few people? The people out protesting represent a minority of Americans, Mark…

Cuban said that if his players want to kneel, then he thinks it’s a “great step forward.”

“Look. I’ll add this. You know, all this discussion of kneeling and the flag has got to be again about the Pledge of Allegiance, and the best part about the Pledge of Allegiance is when you pledge allegiance to the flag, it’s for liberty and justice for all.”

“I think players and anybody who addresses the flag and kneels, really is just standing up for that pledge they made for liberty and justice for all because that’s truly what we need in this country, and as NBA players or any athletes anywhere who push further in that direction, that’s a beautiful thing,” he finished.

Beautiful? What do you think – is it beautiful, or just another sign of kowtowing to far-left extremists and the major corporations who support them?