Transcript for Mark Cuban Speaks His Mind on Race in America
Those comments on race in America from a famous face tonight making headlines and it comes after the uproar over the owner of the LA clippers. This time though it's Mark Cuban owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a shark on the ABC show shark tank tonight why he's apologizing now and what did he say. Here's ABC's Ryan Smith. Mark Cuban causing -- -- We were all prejudice in one way or the other with cameras rolling during an exclusive conversation with ink magazine the Dallas Mavericks owner speaks his mind. Five C a black kid in a hoodie and it's late at night I walked into the other side of the street and -- -- side -- the street there's a guy. That has tattoos all over his face white guy bought had tattoos everywhere. -- welcome back to the other side of the street. The outspoken billionaire making these comments at a sensitive time for the NBA in the wake of Donald Sterling -- the most racist rant. Earning him a lifetime ban he had called sterling is comments quote abhorrent. But as a fellow team owner he has not said how he'll vote on sterling punishment adding. Treat anybody differently for race religion or any other reason is wrong. Home but that doesn't mean you're not gonna have those spots from time to time. Right we all we all -- to those thoughts to me that makes me hypocrite some respects by trying to hold somebody else to a difference. Cuban's comments going viral especially on Twitter -- some called him a racist but many including a lot of pundits came to his defense. I want to emphasize that I have absolutely positively no problem. Whatsoever that's what Mark Cuban had to say. Zero after referencing quote a black kid in a hoodie tonight Cuban apologized to trade on Martin's family but says he stands by the words and substance. When he said. Bryant Smith ABC news New York.
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