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LA Sparks protest National Anthem, stay in locker room before WNBA Finals

The Los Angeles Sparks team did not stand on the court for the national anthem today.

Los Angeles Sparks v Phoenix Mercury - Game Three Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Expressing their solidarity with the nation, the Los Angeles Sparks were not present on the court during the national anthem today prior to tip-off of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.

The Minnesota Lynx elected to be on the court and linked arms with one another.