DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Following backlash and a reversal by the Dallas Mavericks after it came to light team owner Mark Cuban had stopped having the national anthem played before home games this season, the Dallas Stars released a statement calling the playing of the anthem a “time-honored tradition” and that the Stars would “continue to perform” the anthem before their home games.

The full statement on Twitter read: “The playing of the national anthem is a time-honored tradition and the Dallas Stars will continue to perform the Star-Spangled Banner prior to our games at American Airlines Center. As the only National Hockey League team in Texas, we are proud to represent our state and our country.

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The Mavericks reversed course after news reports Tuesday, Feb. 9, that Cuban decided before this season began not to play the national anthem before the team’s home games.

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On Wednesday, NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass said in a statement:

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“With NBA teams now in the process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league policy.”

CBSDFW.com Staff