Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he would have taken a different path with forcing Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers.
He said on a SiriusXM show Thursday that he would have voted to let Sterling keep the team if it had come down to the NBA Governor’s Board decision. He acknowledged that he would probably be the only owner to vote in such a way, but said he doesn’t care, reports the New York Daily News.
Cuban said, “F**k’em. I don’t care if nobody shows up to games. If I think the ethical thing to do is to vote against 29 other guys, I will.”
Cuban had previously said that punishing Sterling for his thoughts is a dangerous infringement on the first amendment. At the end of April, Cuban said, “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.” (RELATED: Mark Cuban Thinks Punishing Sterling Is A ‘Slippery Slope’ Against Freedom Of Speech)