Ever since the Donald Sterling scandal first emerged, racism in the NBA has been sensitive subject.
“We’re all prejudiced in one way or the other,” he explained. “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. And the list goes on of stereotypes that we all live up to and are fearful of.”
Cuban’s “black kid in a hoodie” comment of course harkens back to the Trayvon Martin tragedy. The NBA owner issued an apology on Twitter for his poor choice in words.
Is Cuban perpetuating ideas of racism or is he simply acknowledging that no one is innocent when it comes to prejudice? Watch his comments below and decide for yourself:
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles