May 22, 2014, - 2:50 pm

Mark Cuban is a Tease, Hypocrite & Phony on Racism, Donald Sterling

By Debbie Schlussel

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is a tease, a hypocrite, and a phony when it comes to racism and the pro basketball league’s attempt to oust his fellow team owner Donald Sterling.

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Cuban likes media attention and publicity, and he’s getting a lot of it today because of an Inc. interview he gave in which he says he walks on the other side of the street when he sees “a Black kid in a hoodie.” I couldn’t care less, as this is no different from what Jesse Jackson has said about Black kids in hoodies. But Cuban is all over the map and keeps contradicting himself when it comes to the Donald Sterling matter. In the end, he’s just like all the other NBA team owners who are pushing to oust Sterling, even though Cuban has now announced that he’s just as prejudiced against Black people and possibly more so than Sterling.












A couple of days after TMZ ran audio of Sterling’s private phone conversation with nutty gold-digger girlfriend V. Stiviano, Cuban told the press that he thinks the NBA is going down a “slippery slope” if it penalizes everyone for their beliefs and questioned where the line would be drawn. He said he was troubled by that, and I admired that the guy sounded like he was actually an independent thinker. But, then, the next day, just after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced a $2.5 million fine and the ouster of Sterling from the NBA, Cuban did a 180 and sent out a Twitter tweet congratulating Silver and gushing over his decision, saying he supported it.

Now, in trying to make himself sound like he’s understanding and sympathetic to everyone, Cuban is saying something deliberately in a public interview that is, frankly, no less “prejudiced” or different from Sterling telling his half-Black girlfriend not to “broadcast” photos of herself with Black men or bring them to his games. The only distinction is that Sterling said this in private and is a demented 80-something fool. Cuban is only in his 50s and he deliberately made this statement in public. So, shouldn’t he lose his NBA team? By the NBA standards, he should. After all, he’s admitting he’s prejudiced against Black kids, isn’t he? (And maybe all of the Blacks OUTRAGED! against George Zimmerman should boycott his team. Maybe grandstanding Jennifer Granholm should trot out her hoodie, again, too.)

When is Adam Silver going to announce his fining and ouster of Cuban? After all, just as Cuban initially warned–but later apparently forgot about–it’s dangerous to fine a guy and take his team away from him because you don’t agree with his beliefs uttered in a private conversation (while you tolerate all kinds of publicly declared Black racism against others). But since Cuban already tweeted that he supports Silver’s decision, then he should also support the same actions by the NBA against himself. If I were Donald Sterling’s lawyers, I’d hammer this point and use it in his lawsuit.

I’m annoyed that so many in the lumpenconservatariat continue, like predictable circus monkeys, to cheer Cuban for these bait-and-switch statements and disclosures, such as the one about the hoodie, when he is a hypocrite and applauded Adam Silver’s proposed ouster of Sterling. He wants to get away with saying these things about Black people in hoodies, but then wants to penalize Donald Sterling for telling his girlfriend not to “broadcast” photos of herself with Black guys or bring them to his games. If he’s going to employ political correctness against Sterling, he has to apply it to himself, too.

Even in the latest video interview in which he discloses the prejudice against Black kids in hoodies, he says:

On how to keep bigotry out of the NBA: You don’t. There’s no law against stupid.

Really? Then, why, Mark, did you tweet in support of Adam Silver’s proposed Sterling ouster? And why does Cuban send people to “sensitivity training” as he noted in the video? Does he send prejudiced Black NBA players to sensitivity training? Don’t bet on it.

By the way, as I noted on this site years ago (and Cuban responded in the comments section), Mark Cuban financed, distributed, and showed a movie at his Landmark Theaters that glorified and sympathized with Al-Qaeda-style Islamic terrorists who blow up New York’s Grand Central Station. Should Cuban lose his NBA team because of that? Shouldn’t he send himself to sensitivity training so he can understand the feelings of the victims of Islamic terrorism and their families? Mark also financed a movie that portrayed our soldiers in Iraq as rapists and murderers. Should he lose his team because of that and send himself to sensitivity training? By his standards, yes.

And Cuban should stop trying to be coy, such as when he says, now, that he’s not disclosing how he’ll vote in the NBA team owners’ impending vote on whether to oust Sterling. He already tweeted that Silver did the right thing and that he was proud of him. So, we know how he’ll vote. Or do we?

Like I said, Mark Cuban is all over the map and very phony and hypocritical on this issue. He’ll probably support Silver like he said in his tweet. But the guy is not consistent . . . or reliable on anything, except maybe when he’s on “Shark Tank.”

And if Mark Cuban votes to take away the Clippers from Donald Sterling, then ABC and the NBA should take away the TV show and the team, respectively, from Mark Cuban.

What’s good for the Sterling goose is good for the Cuban.

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24 Responses

Cuban is probably making these minor concessions to Sterling because his team is in Texas, which, by and large, is not overly politically correct. He also knows that the overwhelming sentiment of basketball fans is against what the NBA is doing.

The quality of the press coverage is abysmal, even for the press. They, and the NBA say that the Sterlings are not estranged because they were (gasp) SEEN together, even before the publicity about the tape.

Uh, they are joint owners of a billion dollar franchise, and many other business operations. Isn’t it conceivable they might want to discuss these things from time to time? And two days before this became public, it’s quite likely the Sterlings knew it would become public. But, if estranged, they certainly would want to avoid a discussion of it, wouldn’t they? I would never discuss a business interest with someone who had a joint interest with me.

Little Al on May 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm

America will never get over bigotry because it’s not an American phenomenon.

The self flagellation procession will continue endlessly because this is not about prejudice it’s about showing you’re a little bit higher on the social evolutionary food chain.
This is new American exceptionalism reducted, reinvented and unfortunately going nowhere because that is the new destination of distinction.

I could point out that it’s interesting that Mark Cuban’s primary example of bigotry involves self preservation. Unless he’s going to start moving over to the side of the street with the guy with the tattooed face from now on by default – I’ll assume an instinct for self preservation is bigoted.
This is also the example he feels most comfortable with. Why? Self preservation – it’s hard for people to point fingers.

He doesn’t even have the guts to be honest even when he’s supposedly being most candid about his own failings.
He has to conflate the fact that we don’t live in a perfect world with his desire to work towards it – conceited jerk.

It’s amazing how much garbage people can talk in the cottage industry of self improvement. Actually it’s probably a billion dollar industry these days.

But really, Mark Cuban should just concentrate on improving his own presentation skills before sending people off to re-education camp so they can imitate them.

Frankz on May 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Cuban, thanks, you just empowered that scared and weak black kid wearing a hoodie and that wimpy and skinny, shaved and tatooed white kid by admitting youd cross the street if they were in front of your path….just because the way they dress??… These punks dont need your artificial testosterone injection. The only thing you did was admit that you are a prisoner of prejudice and stereotypes. Just another drekkie tekkie boy billionaire.

HK on May 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm

This is the modern day version of noblesse oblige where self infatuated millionaires and billionaires think it’s their duty to impart social wisdom of which they have none.
That’s something you the dollars didn’t buy them.

Frankz on May 22, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    “This is the modern day version of noblesse oblige where self infatuated millionaires and billionaires think it’s their duty to impart social wisdom of which they have none.”

    Good one.

    DS_ROCKS! on May 22, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Thanks, sorry about typos

      Frankz on May 22, 2014 at 4:50 pm

After reading Debbie’s article, she made good points, he is waffly (my word). I think he is setting it up to be the one dissenting vote possibly. I don’t know.

Of course we all get his point, and as Jesse Jackson said:

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved…. After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.”

So now I see some of the nba commentators whining (Bruce Bowen and others)about nothing. Oh Jesse can say it, but how dare a white male say it. Knock it off.

We are all apprehensive in certain situation. Whats funny is gangbangers are the most apprehensive. I know most on here have never had the great honor to socialize with gangbangers or hold conversations with them, but they are the first to lock their doors or reach under the seat for their gun, if some sketchy blacks are walking up.

Or if they are stopped at a traffic light, constantly checking their mirrors habitually looking so see if any car jackers are approaching. Yes they are prejudging.

Society is a joke, especially with this fake anger at Cuban. I think some Black folk think they have to chime in and make an issue out of everything that deals with race. Sometimes it just isn’t a big deal, people.

Big D on May 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Also to add, Mark Cuban’s choice in using a Hoodie example prob wasn’t the best, but we all get the point.

Big D on May 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I don’t know how he came up with the hoodie either. Probably he was coached by some jackass before delivering this performance.

    Frankz on May 23, 2014 at 7:51 am

Lemme say sawmseeng heeahr. Mark Cuban ees eh jerk. Ee chood tehk hees mawnee ahn go bahk to Cuban.

ROTFLMAO!!!

Actually Debbie, Mark Cuban IS a jerk. He’s always trying to create a soap opera around himself by saying wild and often times contrary things. Instead of trying to create the issue this time however, it was already created and teed up for him to try and kick it through the uprights.

And you called it perfectly, Debbie. From 66 yards away, Cuban hits it, and it’s up aaaaaaaannnnnnnd, . . .

wide right.

Errrr, also it was wide left. Or wide right and left? Or, . . .

well, you get the idea. That’s Mark Cuban, the NBA’s biggest soap star.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on May 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

Let’s get rid of these capitalist bastards like Cuban and Sterling so folks like Magic Johnson can finally be free of this white mans hypocrisy and live their life doing what they truly are capable of …like…ummm
uhhh…..
…”will that be paper or plastic”?…yeah

well,… they ain’t gonna be no rocket surgeons!

and…talk about kicking a gift horse in the mouth!
Magics ilk should be forever grateful for ‘racists’ like these. If a black man paid me millions a year to bounce a ball he can say whatever the #*%@ he wants just as long as I’m employed. I’d gladly trade places with one of these poor thin skinned minorities.

theShadow on May 23, 2014 at 12:48 am

What is so wrong with being racially prejudiced?

It’s a perfectly natural survival instinct, generally born of shocked observation and harsh experience.

Also, who is this that keeps trying to force us to think a certain way, and what is their true motivation for doing so?

John Robert Mallernee on May 23, 2014 at 4:13 am

    John,
    It’s not racially prejudiced to make value judgements about other people based on appearance.
    This is something all human beings are scientifically proven to do involuntarily whether they like it or not.
    From the moment we meet somebody we begin evaluating.
    Those judgements are not always fair but they are part of what makes us human.
    This is exactly why Mark Cuban goes there.
    Ultimately the war on racism can never end because we can always be ashamed of ourselves for some reason.
    He may himself not even know this himself. He may be simply repeating what has been put into his head.

    Frankz on May 23, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Cuban’s simply there to parade the old idea that if we go down the leftist garden path we’ll no longer need these aspects of our humanity.

    Frankz on May 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

    it’s the same old thing

    Frankz on May 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

So, I guess we can’t talk about hoodies any more, even if people wearing them may indeed be threatening? One more step towards speech limitation.

Little Al on May 23, 2014 at 8:02 am

The filter is blocking, hence multiple posts

Frankz on May 23, 2014 at 8:30 am

All good points above.

man sees a beautiful woman, he’s attracted to her, man sees an ugly woman, not so attracted to her…and vice versa..so I guess this may be prejudiced behavior ?

Quit trying to change human nature

HK on May 23, 2014 at 8:37 am

also, right about that filter

HK on May 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

One reason Cuban will appear to get away with these later comments, even after congratulating Silver for pushing Sterling off the plank, is the “short memory” syndrome of a good part of the American “sheeple” – aided and abetted by what was termed by a commentator as a “Ted Baxter/sock-puppet media” not unlike the dog in Up! that kept shouting “Squirrel!” Those who keep up with this site, however, do remember the earlier actions of the likes of Cuban – which are referred to every so often here.

ConcernedPatriot on May 23, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Who here has never once been bigoted in their life or a hypocrite as well? Its the people who deny it that we should worry about.

john on May 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm

@ FRANK Z and H K – – – :

I thought the filter was supposed to block tar and nicotine?

John Robert Mallernee on May 23, 2014 at 3:42 pm

At http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/#! Jim Hoft writes about the Beyond Diversity Resource Center teachings. And they receive Government funding to teach “Pitfalls of Working With White People”.

I wonder if anyone will sue this group for spreading hate.

Gracie on May 24, 2014 at 7:19 am

AFRICAN AMERICAN ATHLETES “JUST SAY NO” TO NBA CIRCUS AND FORM OTHER
MULTI0-ETHNIC PRO BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL LEAGUES AND THEN
MERGE WITH EXISTING NBA, NFL AND MLB?????

BILL GATES, PAUL ALLEN AND STEVE BALLMER, are all cut from the same
cloth!!! I was arguing with Mary Gates, (Bill Gates mother) when she
was on the Board of Regents at the University of Washington about
divesting from businesses doing business with APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA?
When I sued the URBAN LEAGUE LEECHES about their neo-colonial take over
and subversion of positive youth activities, Bill Gates dad (Bill Gates
Sr.) turned up as their Lawyer. The BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION,
provided the seed money for the 36 CONDOS AND FAKE “NORTHWEST AFRICAN
AMERICAN MUSEUM” (NAAM). YES, “NAAM IS A SCAM”. the URBAN LEAGUE
LEECHES then went bust with their neo-colonial take over of the “SMALL
BUSINESS /CONTRACTOR’S RESOURCE CENTER”. So this is my response to the
DONALD STERLING CLIPPERS PLANTATION EXPOSURE AND BILL GATES AND PAUL
ALLEN’S MICRSOFT PARTNER STEVE BALLMERS PURCHASE OF THE LA CLIPPER
PLANTATION FOR 2 BILLION DOLLARS($ 2,OOO,OOO,OOO)?

FYI
ARE WE
CRAZZZZZZY????? STEVE BALLMER’S 2 BILLION COULD END ALL HOMELESSNESS IN
SEATTLE? WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT ANOTHER WHITE PLANTATION OWNER WITH
“BLACK LABOR”?? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE STERLINGS, STEVEN
BALLMER OR BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON OWNING THE LA CLIPPERS PLANTATION???
IF AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE 80% OF THE NBA AND 99% OF TOP BASKETBALL
PLAYERS, WHY ARE NO BASKETBALL TALENT WHITES THE TEAM / PLANTATION
OWNERS? YES ECONOMIC APARTHEID / PLANTATION POLITICS (HARLEM
GLOBETROTTERS) IS STILL OPERATIVE!!!!! THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES, Omari
Tahir

FYI
MR..PRESIDENT MR STERLING IS NOT “IGNORANT”. HE IS TRUTHFUL AND HONEST
ABOUT THE PAST AND PRESENT US POLITICAL ECONOMIC SOCIAL SYSTEM AND MOST
IMPORTANT PAST AND PRESENT “US WHITE SUPREMACY”/ BLACK LABOR CULTURE!!
“THE KING HAS NO CLOTHES”
Mr.
Sterling is a typical “EUROPEAN SETTLER COLONIAL BUSINESS MAN”
operating on the land PIRATED FROM THE NATIVE PEOPLE AND DEVELOPED BY
AFRICAN:”SLAVE LABOR” THROUGH GENOCIDAL TERRORISM !!!! LIKE HIS FELLOW
EURO DESCENDANT BANKERS, MOVIE EXECUTIVES. INDUSTRIALISTS, POLITICIANS,
CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT, EVANGELICAL AND OTHER “WHITE JESUS” RELIGIOUS
LEADERS. The “WHITE SUPREMACY COURT” has ruled in the DRED SCOTT CASE
THAT “A BLACK MAN HAS NO RIGHTS A WHITE MAN IS BOUND TO RESPECT”? What
is new???? “THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY REMAIN THE SAME”??? IT
IS TIME THE AFRICAN AMERICAN BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS STOP
“PLAYING AS VICTIMS”,,,, FORM AND CONTROL THEIR OWN MULTI- ETHNIC
LEAGUES AND THEN MERGE WITH THE NBA AND NFL!!!!! PLANTATIONS SHOULD HAVE
MORE THAN JUST “WHITE” OWNERS IN 2014 FORWARD OR THE BLACK HORSES DON’T
RUN!!!!…………….. TALENT EQUALS CONTROL.??????? FOR THE SAKE OF
JUSTICE YOU CAN THROW IN $$$TRILLIONS FOR “REPAIRATIONS”
(REPARATIONS) 400 YEARS OF UNPAID BLACK “SLAVE LABOR” BEFORE THE NBA
AND NFL!!!!!!!! YES, YES, YES JUSTICE AND AN END TO ECONOMIC
APARTHEID!!!! Omari Tahir FOUNDER African American Heritage Museum and
Culture Center and AFRICATOWN SEATTLE (SUPER SONICS).

Omari Tahir on June 26, 2014 at 10:28 pm

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