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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized Thursday to Trayvon Martins family over
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized Thursday to Trayvon Martins family over his choice of words in a videotaped interview in which he addressed bigotry and prejudice. Brand Shoes Factory Outlet . Cuban even revealed some of his own prejudices in the interview with Inc. magazine, and said he believes everyone has "prejudices and bigotries" on some level. But after his words — which came with the NBA still dealing with the fallout over racist remarks made by now-banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling — created a stir in social media and other circles, Cuban took to Twitter to offer his apology. "In hindsight I should have used different examples," Cuban wrote. "I didnt consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that." Cuban also said he stands by the substance of the interview. Martin was the black Florida teen who was shot and killed by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February 2012. Martin was wearing a hooded sweatshirt — commonly called a "hoodie" — that night, and that particular piece of clothing became a rallying cry for those who demanded justice. Zimmerman was eventually acquitted. "Were all prejudiced in one way or the other," Cuban said in the Inc. interview. "If I see a black kid in a hoodie and its late at night, Im walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street, theres a guy that has tattoos all over his face — white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere — Im 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." When shown that excerpt of the interview Thursday, Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat cringed. "Its just a sensitive time," Bosh said. Cuban has not revealed how he will vote on June 3, when NBA owners are scheduled to cast ballots on a motion to oust Sterling and force him to sell the Clippers. Cuban has called the comments made by Sterling "abhorrent," adding that there is "no place for racism in the NBA, any business Im associated with." Cuban has, however, cautioned that the Sterling matter is a "very slippery slope." "While we all have our prejudices and bigotries, we have to learn that its an issue that we have to control," Cuban told Inc. "Its part of my responsibility as an entrepreneur to try to solve it, not just to kick the problem down the road because it does my company no good, does my customers no good, does society no good if my response to somebody and their racism or bigotry is to say Its not right for you to be here, go take your attitude somewhere else." Cuban also told Inc. that he knows he is not perfect, and that "its not appropriate for me to throw stones." The magazine has a 2 1/2-minute clip of Cuban speaking about the topics on its website, along with about an hourlong appearance — with the Mavs owner discussing many matters — at its Growco Conference in Nashville on Wednesday. "Were a lot less tolerant of different views and its not necessarily easy for everybody to adopt or adapt or evolve," Cuban said. Balenciaga Triple s Wholesale . PETERSBURG, Fla. Nike Vapormax 97 Sale .com) - Patrick Reed poured in a 19-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Monday to defeat Jimmy Walker and win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. http://www.brandshoescheaponline.com/who...ainer.html .C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes used a strong third period to extend their winning streak to three games.THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Bernhard Langer shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to open a three-stroke lead in the Champions Tours Insperity Invitational. Langer had a 10-under 134 total at The Woodlands Country Club. The 56-year-old German player won the 2007 event at Augusta Pines and successfully defended his title in 2008 at The Woodlands. He won the season-opening event in Hawaii for his 19th Champions Tour title. "Every win is a thrill and its exciting," Langer said. "Im not sure Ive ever won any other tournament three times. That would be a first and it would be a lot of fun." Colin Montgomerie was second after a 66, the best round of the day. He eagled the par-5 13th. In his second year on the tour, Montgomeries best finish is a second in March in Newport Beach, California. Moontgomerie is hoping to get the upper hand over "good friend" Langer when theyre grouped together Sunday. Fake Air Force 1 For Sale. "Ive been trying all bloody year to do it and Ive not done it yet," he said. "Not many people have, to be honest. But hes playing some superb golf and its nice to have an opportunity anyway tomorrow to give it another go and see if I can win out here." Montgomerie played in college at Houston Baptist. Defending champion Esteban Toledo, Gary Hallberg and Bart Bryant were four strokes back. Hallberg had a 67, Toledo shot 71, and Bryant -- tied for the first-round lead with Langer -- had a 72. Fred Couples, the 2010 winner, was tied for sixth at 5 under after a 70. The former University of Houston player won the Newport Beach event. ' ' '
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