When it comes to moving on from an injury, Rudy Gay has been there before. He missed the end of the 2011 season because of a separated shoulder and missed what would have been his first appearance in the NBA Playoffs. He watched in street clothes as his Memphis Grizzlies pulled off a first-round upset as the No. 8 seed. Gay’s family was in town for the playoffs and he took them to dinner, putting on a brave face for those who could see through his disappointment the most. He can’t remember the name of the Memphis restaurant, but remembers how he found empathy from an unlikely place. Gay asked for the check and was told someone had already paid the bill. The opposing coach, Gregg Popovich, came
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Mavs owner Mark Cuban has made it clear that he is a strong advocate for freedom of speech and everybody's right to a freedom of expression. SportsDayDFW Mavs insider Eddie Sefko reported earlier that the Mavericks were not planning any protest during the national anthem and that went according to plan as all Mavs stood during the national anthem. On the other side, the Hawks joined arms during the anthem. Before tipping off the 2017-18 regular season against the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night, the Mavericks paid tribute to the flag with this video: