Mark Cuban: Forcing Sterling Out Could Be a ‘Slippery Slope’

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Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Reality Rocks(DALLAS) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is all for trying to get Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team in wake of his racist comments about minorities. Still, Cuban said on Monday that forcing him to sell could be dangerous.

“I think there’s a constitution for a reason, right? Because this is a very slippery slope,” Cuban said on Monday. “What Donald said was wrong. 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.”

“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,” Cuban continued. “Again, there’s no excuse for his positions. There’s no excuse for what he said. There’s no excuse for anybody to support racism. There’s no place for it in our league, but there’s a very, very, very slippery slope.”

NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life and fined him 2.5 million on Tuesday.  

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