Despite the NBA Conference Finals currently playing out, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has managed to take over the headlines again. In the overwhelming news of the day on Thursday morning, Cuban has been brought to the media forefront for some comments about bigotry that he made in an interview with INC.
ESPN has been airing the snippet from the interview all morning as the news of the comments continues to make its rounds, but as with any sort of controversy surrounding an on-air talk, Cuban is saying that the folks at the “Worldwide Leader” didn’t broadcast the whole story.
Thanks to @espn for playing my entire Inc interview.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) May 22, 2014
Whether or not that was the case, you can judge for yourself by watching the interview below.
Since the controversy started to spread, Cuban has been back and forth about the issue with multiple people, including ESPN’s own Bomani Jones.
Of course with an issue like this, people are going to leave it all up to interpretation. Some are defending Cuban and justifying the comments, while others are completely outraged, which we know doesn’t usually affect the Mavericks owner all that much.
Although this time, being involved with a race issue, might be a different story.