Say What?! Mark Cuban: “I’ll Cross The Street If I See A Black Kid In A Hoodie…A White Guy With Tattoos” (DETAILS)

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    Mark Cuban, the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks, made a pretty interesting admission during an interview at the annual GrowCo convention in Nashville.

    While speaking on Donald Sterling and the NBA’s charge that his racist comments damaged the league, Cuban admitted that, he too, can be a bigot at times.

    Yep, that happened.

    “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.”

    If I see anybody that looks threatening, and I try not to, but part of me takes into account race and gender and image. I’m prejudiced. Other than for safety issues, I try to always catch my prejudices and be very self-aware.”

    The man who, shortly after the release of Sterling’s racist recordings, said the LA Clippers owner shouldn’t be forced out of the league for his racism (because this is America, after all), continued, telling the crowd that keeping bigotry out of the NBA may be impossible.

    “You don’t; there’s no law against stupid,” Cuban said. “I’m the one guy who says don’t force the stupid people to be quiet. I want to know who the morons are.”

    He did, however, refuse to comment on whether or not he will vote to oust Sterling, saying he wasn’t ready to make that information public. He does, however, know what decision he’ll make.

    “The thing that scares me about this whole thing is I don’t want to be a hypocrite,” Cuban said. “And I think I might have to be.”

    To see more of Cuban’s interview, click here.

    SOURCE: Sporting News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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