Last week, at a business conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban addressed  the NBA's fight against the Clippers and their owner, Donald Sterling. Cuban's comments threw the sports world into a frenzy, to say the least.

On Tuesday, during TNT's "Inside the NBA" pre-game show, Cuban again fielded questions about what he said.

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Cuban began the Q&A by explaining why he apologized to Trayvon Martin's family after he made a reference to a "hoodie."

“The reason I apologized is because I’ve met and spent time with his family,” Cuban said. “When I said it, I hadn’t considered that they might have to deal with all of the media onslaught and that’s not fair to them. …I hadn’t considered the Martin and I felt bad for that. And for that reason, I owed them an apology.

"Let me be clear: No one asked me to apologize. I did it voluntarily because I had made a mistake as far as the Martin family was concerned.”

TNT panelist Charles Barkley followed by asking Cuban if he regretted using the word 'bigot' in last week's remarks. Cuban then proceeded to define three separate words.

“What I meant was — the way I defined it, Charles, was that, you’re prejudiced when you have preconceived notions,” Cuban explained. “You’re bigoted when you take some sort of action. You’re racist when you take some sort of oppressive or derogatory or negatively impactful action against a race or group of people. I was bigoted because I was going across the street — that was an action. That’s the way I define the three different words.”

Analyst Kenny Smith responded by stating that where he grew up, he was never really fearful of people who wore hoodies or had tattoos because it was so commonplace. Smith called Cuban's comments “more fearful and stereotypical” than bigoted or prejudicial. 

“I don’t care if someone wears a hoodie,” Cuban added. “Golly, you know, I could associate with anybody. I don’t care if it’s a black kid, an orange kid, a green kid, a brown kid, wearing a hoodie is inconsequential — it means nothing. The bigger point, and again it was a bad example, it was a wrong example.

"Kenny, I don’t care who you are. If you’re walking down the street late at night and I’ve been in that circumstances, it’s not just a hypothetical, I’ve been there and you see some kid that is threatening in any way, shape or form, you’re going to the other side of the street. Period. End of story. I don’t care what they’re wearing and I chose hoodie as an example. It was a poor example, but it was just an example."

Smith continued the conversation around the different behavioral thoughts and actions, stating that he's “prejudiced against people who didn’t go to the University of North Carolina” and “prejudiced against people not from New York City.”

“I won’t hold that accountable as a criteria for you being next to me, with me or about me. But if you are, sometimes I like it,” he added.

Shaq, long-time friend of Cuban, commented, saying to Cuban, “I’ve known you for a long time, I don’t th

ink you have a racist or a bigot bone in your body.”

At the end of the discussion, Cuban further supported what he said this past week in Music City.

“I don’t regret a single thing that I said,” he said. “I stand behind it 100 percent. Other than the examples, I would say the exact same thing over again. I’m proud of the fact that it started a discussion on racism. I’m proud of the fact that it created this firestorm and got people thinking about themselves and how they approach it."

While Cuban said last week that he knew how he’d vote regarding possibly ousting Clippers owner Donald Sterling, he backtracked on his statement, saying he only said that because he wanted the questioning to end. He still doesn’t know how he will vote on June 3.

“I trust Adam Silver and his staff to go through the exact process that needs to take place,” Cuban said. “I’m going to trust Adam in the process, and I’ll make a decision then.”

Mark Burns is a contributor on sports business for Sporting News. He recently graduated from Belmont University College of Law. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkJBurns88 . 

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