Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban candidly discussed Donald Sterling and even his own prejudices in a recent interview with Inc. at the company’s GrowCo Conference in Nashville.
“We are all prejudiced in one way or the other,” Cuban said. “If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face, white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere — I’m walking back to the other side of the street.”
“In my businesses, I try not to be hypocritical,” the NBA owner added. “I know that I’m not perfect and I know that I live in a glass house and it’s not appropriate for me to throw stones.”
Last month, Cuban condemned Sterling’s comments as “abhorrent” and “obviously racist.” He initially opposed calls to ban Sterling from the NBA, saying it would be a “very slippery slope” if the league forced an owner to sell the team.
When asked for comment by TheWrap, Cuban responded via email: “The interview says it all.”
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