Mavs owner Cuban admits harboring 'prejudices'
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, in an interview focused on many societal issues, told Inc. that even he harbors "prejudices and bigotries."
The interview was posted to Cuban's Twitter page, and ranges in scope from economics to the NBA's hottest topic, disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Asked what he does to combat bigotry and racism he encounters in his daily life, Cuban offered a cast-the-first-stone response.
"While we all have our prejudices and bigotries, we have to learn that it's an issue that we have to control, that it's part of my responsibility as an entrepreneur to try to solve it, not just to kick the problem down the road," he said in the interview at the GrowCo Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
The Indiana Pacers held leading scorer Paul George out of contact during Thursday's practice and his status remains uncertain for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday.
The Pacers are not likely to determine whether George, who suffered a concussion on Tuesday night, is cleared to play until hours before Saturday's game in Miami. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1.
Philadelphia 76ers guard and Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams headlined the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the league announced Thursday.
The Golden State Warriors are interested in landing Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love and pair him with another star, point guard Stephen Curry, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday.
According to the Chronicle, the Bay Area is believed to be one of desired locations for Love, who reportedly has told Minnesota that he will exercise his early termination option and become a free agent in 2015.
Byron Scott interviewed with the Los Angeles Lakers as a potential head coaching candidate for the team he played for from 1983 to 1993.
The job has been open for a month since it was decided that Mike D'Antoni would not return for the 2014-15 season. Mike Dunleavy is known to be a candidate, but he also interviewed with the New York Knicks.
LeBron James belongs in Cleveland, where the Akron native can play in front of "real fans."
That's the view of opinionated NBA analyst Charles Barkley, at least.
"I've always thought he was going to go back to Cleveland," Barkley said on ESPN Radio. "Nobody dislikes LeBron. I think LeBron made a huge mistake with that 'Decision' crap. He's come back and since admitted that. That's the only thing people hold against LeBron." (Editing by Frank Pingue)