Mark Cuban on Sterling: ‘I’m Bigoted in Lots of Different Ways’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban spoke to a room full of budding entrepreneurs in Nashville, TN Wednesday about the joys and travails of being a billionaire. Included among his remarks to the GrowCo Conference were his thoughts about embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, bigotry in the NBA, and his own personal prejudices.

Claiming that he knew how he was going to vote on whether force Sterling to sell the Clippers but wasn’t ready to reveal his decision, Cuban then was asked how to keep bigotry out of the NBA.

“You don’t,” he replied. “There’s no law against stupid.”

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“I know I’m prejudiced and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways,” Cuban 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.”

“I’m the one guy who says don’t force the stupid people to be quiet,” Cuban continued. “I want to know who the morons are.”

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