Apr 26, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shoots baskets before the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Cuban avoids talking about Donald Sterling, 'obvious is obvious'

Everyone in the NBA community is weighing in on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s allegedly recorded comments released by TMZ. Even rapper Snoop Dogg weighed in with a special message for Sterling.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who is known for being out spoken, chose not to speak out about Sterling’s comments and for a great reason as well.

“Sometimes people think you have to comment on everything in this day and age,” Cuban said, via ESPN Dallas. “When somebody says something, it’s better to just let what’s been said be the headline, because that sends a far greater message.”

Cuban added: “They stand on their own, just because they’re pretty self-evident on the surface. There’s no reason to add any commentary or headlines to it. …

“The obvious is the obvious. There’s no reason for me to repeat the obvious.”


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  • Lynn Pounian

    How is that a “great reason,” Mike? The quality (or lack thereof) of Cuban’s rationale is really for me to decide, not you, isn’t it?

    If you were writing an opinion piece, that’s one thing. But in repackaging public information, you’ve done the very thing Cuban says he wants to avoid – adding unnecessary commentary. Even worse, you’ve given Cuban’s quote a tacit SI “seal of approval.”

    Personally, I take exception to Cuban’s inaction. For a man so well-known and so passionately willing to buck the “powers that be” on issues that cut across our culture, I looked to Cuban to offer his insights on Sterling. That he won’t disappoints me greatly.