Anthem Singer at Heat-76ers Game Kneels During Performance

Denasia Lawrence sings the national anthem before an NBA preseason basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers, in Miami, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Denasia Lawrence sings the national anthem before an NBA preseason basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers, in Miami, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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