Mark Cuban: Maybe Trayvon Martin wasn't a good example

May 23, 2014 at 1:25 p.m. ET
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Mark Cuban is trying to make a point about personal prejudices, but some say he crossed the line with a pointed reference to Trayvon Martin.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is under fire for dropping a Trayvon Martin reference in a discussion about racism, and while he says he's sorry about that part, he says his comments were taken entirely out of context.

Cuban was discussing the Donald Sterling controversy in an interview with Inc. Magazine when he brought up his own prejudices.

"If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it's late at night, I'm walking to the other side of the street," Cuban said in the interview. "And if on that side of the street there's a guy who has tattoos all over his face, white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere, I'm walking back to the other side of the street."

Many interpreted the "black kid in a hoodie" example as a reference to Trayvon Martin, and Twitter totally freaked out. Now Cuban is offering an apology to Martin's family while explaining his comments.

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