Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban finds himself involved in controversy after going “full Mark Cuban” in an interview in Nashville.
Speaking at GrowCo, hosted by Inc. magazine, he addressed recent racist comments by Donald Sterling that led NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to urge other owners to vote to strip Sterling of ownership. Musing on the nature of bigotry both big and small, he said:
“I know I’m prejudiced and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways,” he said. “If I see a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I’ll move to the other side of the street. If I see a white guy with a shaved head and tattoos, I’ll move back to the other side of the street. None of us have pure thoughts; we all live in glass houses.”
Which prompted Matt Bonesteel and me to wonder how often some of his own players might have been out and about in a hoodie. The answer:
HALLOWEEN FIREWORKS VIEW FROM MY BALCONY.. BE SAFE PPL.. pic.twitter.com/8ltx0EcW— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) October 28, 2012
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