After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he agreed 100% with Silver’s findings and the lifetime ban.
Cuban had earlier said that it would be a slippery slope if the NBA forced Sterling to sell the team. Silver said that he fully expects to get the 3/4 of the owners to vote to force him to sell the team.
I agree 100% with Commissioner Silvers findings and the actions taken against Donald Sterling
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 29, 2014
Cuban said on Monday:
“There’s no place for it in our league, but it’s a very, very, very slippery slope,” Cuban said. “If it’s about racism and we’re ready to kick people out of the league… OK, then what about homophobia? What about somebody who doesn’t like a particular religion. What about somebody who’s anti-semitic. What about a xenophobe? What about… there’s any list… Someone who is prejudiced against Latinos?”
Cuban reiterated that what “Donald said was wrong” and “it was abhorrent.”
“There’s no place for racism in the NBA, any business I’m associated with, and I don’t want to be associated with people who have that position,” he continued. “But at the same time, that’s a decision I make. I think you’ve got to be very, very careful when you start making blanket statements about what people say and think, as opposed to what they do. It’s a very, very slippery slope.”