Ted Cruz and Mark Cuban go to War on Twitter Over Kneeling in the NBA

Texas Senator Ted Cruz and NBA team owner Mark Cuban got into a fiery argument over players kneeling during the national anthem on Twitter Monday.   

Mark Davis, a Dallas talk radio host, tweeted that he was excited for the Cuban owned Mavericks to get back on the court, but if any of the players took a knee, he was out.  Cuban responded to the comment with a dismissive “Bye,” then went on to say, “The National Anthem Police in this country are out of control.”  

Cruz jumped into the conversation, clearly irked by Cuban’s glib response, which he seemed to interpret as the entire league’s view of the patriotic Americans who stand to honor the flag during sporting events.  

The Republican Senator replied that dishonoring the veterans who served our country and the police who protect it wasn’t going to fly in Texas, the home of the Mavericks.  

Miffed that Cruz had commented on Davis’ tweet instead of his own, Cuban called out the Texas Senator for not responding to him directly. “Have some balls.”

Cruz fired back that he is a Houston Rockets fan, and went on to provoke Cuban about the NBA kowtowing to China by excluding “Free Hong Kong” from the approved list of social justice slogans allowed on the back of player’s jerseys.

The NBA has been in hot water with China since last October when Houston Rocket’s GM Daryl Morey shared “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” in a since deleted tweet. 

China responded by canceling league events and blacking out pre-season broadcasts in the communist country. In a move that was openly criticized by Cruz, the NBA countered by releasing a statement that Morey’s stance on the Hong Kong protests “does not represent the NBA.”

Cuban attacked Cruz for pivoting to a sore subject, asking why the Senator could speak about China, but lacked the ability “to stand up to and speak the truth to @realdonaldtrump?”

After the exchange, some have called for a boycott of Cuban’s companies. His casual response: “Markcuban.com is the best URL for a list.” 

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Zeke
Zeke
7 months ago

Cuban is a dirtbag, PERIOD!!!!!!

Charles M.
Charles M.
7 months ago
Reply to  Zeke

More like a commie ? dung pile .

Mouthmouth
Mouthmouth
7 months ago
Reply to  Zeke

Cuban::: You are a poor excuse for an American. If it had not been for the ones that gave their lives for us. and you cannot honor the United States and our Country> You are sorry. Who do you think gave you the money to become a rick man? God needs to take it all away from you. Are you from some other country? God help you. Satan is at work.

David
David
7 months ago
Reply to  Zeke

More like the doodoo for brains dingbat that he is.

jz
jz
7 months ago

ha dude wipes is the only product worth using and only if cubans face is on each wipe

Patty
Patty
7 months ago

I’m on Federal Grand Jury Duty, what some people will sell you out for is UNBELIEVABLE. And it’s not JUST MONEY either. Things like CIGARS, membership into Country Clubs, EXTREME discounts on expensive cars, menu items named after them etc. The people giving testimony in front of the Grand Juries have already been caught by the FBI, CIA, ICE et al, they are testifying and ratting on their fellow criminals in hopes of getting their OWN sentence reduced. It’s like watching rats cannibalize each other. I’ve literally sat only a few feet away from gang members, and they talk about going out to sell drugs, rob, murder, and commit other crimes like the rest of us talk about going out to dinner or a movie, pre covid 19. Grand Jury Duty has been a real eye opening experience. I don’t hear the news the same way I USED to. I now know the backstories of some of the people being indicted. Things the PUBLIC may NEVER know. What I’ve seen and heard about cases like Child Pornography would make you cry. Even the MEN in my panel have become upset over it. What is WRONG with some people???

Cora Ann
Cora Ann
7 months ago

Read through the list of Cuban’s companies and only recognized one of them, Dallas Mavericks. Are the rest some kind of money laundering operation or real businesses?

ernaldo
ernaldo
7 months ago
Reply to  Cora Ann

He wrote and registered some business software for most of his money. Just like gates, jobs and a few other soy boy billionaires.

LMB
LMB
7 months ago

I’m afraid if he said something derogatory about American vets and the National Athem I wouldn’t be responsible for what happens next to his face and balls (if he has any)!!!

ernaldo
ernaldo
7 months ago

End the pathetic nba! Go play in china, traitor boons!

speedle
speedle
7 months ago

Isn’t it telling that the moronic virtue signaling Cuban doesn’t have the gonads to answer Cruz’ tweet about China and Hong Kong/

merryinfidel
merryinfidel
7 months ago

“Professional” Baseball, Football and Basketball are all three dying a slow, painful death and they’re doing it to themselves. Disrespecting this country has become an integral part of the game and I, for one, am done with it.

Bernie99
Bernie99
7 months ago

None of it is “sports” anymore. It’s just money. Cuban has sold his soul for a dollar. He has his now and screw the future.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 months ago

Scew all sports, they are over paid for working 4 month out of the year. If you call it work. Making millions of dollars and telling us how oppressed they are is bullshit!!! They should call all sports Chinese Black league. F– NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, ALL OF THEM.

Camus
Camus
7 months ago

All the televised “professional” and college sports are political trash. If you want to defund something, defund them. Universities use sports as a money making machine.
Forget college. They take your money and turn out radicalized fools. Send your children to learn a trade, learn something useful.
If sports are important to you, take up shooting sports. Join gun clubs. Compete yourself. Its great fun and could save your life.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
7 months ago

I stand with Ted Cruz on this!! Cruz is a patriot and faithful representative of Texas!! Cuban is a pandering politician.

Alan Doud
Alan Doud
7 months ago

What I don’t understand is why they chose kneeling as a protest. One kneels as recognition to authority or to a conqueror.

Louie Rey
Louie Rey
7 months ago

That’s not the least of it. The NBA is allowing the players to have instead of their names on their jerseys but to have some social justice saying such as Black Lives Matter. I also think that it’s going to be written on the basketball courts. This is pathetic. I usually don’t watch the NBA until the championship round but I’m NEVER going to watch another basketball game in my life.