The Jeff and Ed Show
L.A. Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer on NBA Anthem Policy: If Players Kneel ‘There’s Clear Consequences’
The issue of players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial and social injustice has been front and center in the NFL over the past two seasons. But even though various NBA figures have spoken out on various issues and have had harsh words of criticism for President Donald Trump, its players have continued to stand for the Anthem.
Unlike the NFL, the NBA has a rule which requires players to stand for the Anthem. This edict was agreed to by the NBA Players Association during the last round of collective bargaining. And it is a rule that has the full support of one prominent NBA owner.