Ware has not played in the NBA since 2014 when he was with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Westbrook finished with just nine points (3-10 shooting), and was held to under 10 points for the first time in his last 144 NBA contests. During the game Ware and Westbrook could be seen jawing at each other.
“Just competitive spirit – they’re competitive, I’m competitive,” Ware said. “They’re gonna talk, I’m gonna talk. It’s a part of the game, at the end of the day, it’s just basketball. That’s all that was.”
He was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in October 2015, and waived immediately. Since then, he has played in Germany, China, France and the NBL. Still, the NBA dream is alive, and performances like that on Sunday night will only enhance his chances of returning to the big league.
Jones said the policy applies to all players, with no exceptions, even if the player is a star such as wide receiver Dez Bryant or quarterback Dak Prescott. Jones said any player who communicated his unwillingness to adhere to the policy would be made inactive for the game, and if a player took action during the anthem, he simply would not play.
Jones also addressed the impression that the league’s operations manual doesn’t properly address the issue.
“The game ops manual has an ambiguity being used for Cheap Vintage Hockey Jerseys those who Cheap UK Basketball Jerseys don’t want to enforce it — the word ‘should’ stand for anthem is their ambiguity — but how can it be ambiguous when it cites the potential penalties of fines, suspension or loss of draft picks for failing to adhere?” Jones asked.