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Sport ABC does not televise national anthem before Game 2 of NBA Finals

10:00  03 october  2020
10:00  03 october  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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There were two performers who sang stunning renditions of two anthems . First, American Idol winner Fantasia performs the National Anthem for the United States, and then This comes before Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. All rights to the NBA .

ABC did not televise the national anthem that was played before Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Friday night.

a group of people on a court: For the second straight NBA Finals game, Meyers Leonard stood during the national anthem. But those watching on traditional TV and YouTube TV did not see it. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports For the second straight NBA Finals game, Meyers Leonard stood during the national anthem. But those watching on traditional TV and YouTube TV did not see it.

Viewers watching the programming on ABC may have noticed that there was pregame coverage, then some commercials and then the game tipped off. Missing before the tip off was the national anthem ceremony. That was at least the case for those watching on traditional TV and YouTube TV.

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Here are recordings of the National Anthem at Games 3 - 6. All broadcasts were on ESPN/ ABC television (KABC 7 in Los Angeles). Metallica Perform The Star Spangled Banner Before Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals - Продолжительность: 2 :14 SPORTSNET 403 877 просмотров.

Before the Warriors and Raptors duke it out on the court, another battle royale takes place at the NBA Finals . US and Canada are having a national anthem showdown during the NBA finals . Game 2 Fantasia vs Alessia Cara. R& B singer Fantasia did her thing, soulfully rendering the Star Spangled

The national anthem was played for those attending and playing in the game. Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed it.

Based on video from Marc J. Spears, who reported on the game from inside the arena, both the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat appeared to kneel.

So why didn’t ABC show the anthem ceremony on TV?


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It might have received some negative feedback when only one player stood for the anthem before Game 1 of the series. If the network made a conscious decision to not show the anthem ceremony this time, it might have been to avoid the polarizing discussion about the matter.

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Carlos and Cindy Santana are performing the national anthem before Game 2 of the NBA Finals .

The Warriors went on the longest scoring run in the Finals in more than 40 years to take control of the game and tie the series before it shifts to Oakland. That was the best such record and the most such wins in the NBA in 2018-19. However, prior to Sunday, the Warriors had won three previous games

This wouldn’t be the first time ESPN decided to handle the national anthem situation by avoiding it. In 2018, it declined to air the national anthem before NFL games due to the controversy over players kneeling.

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