Cuban Apologizes For Gay Joke

(WSCR) Last week, during the MIT Sloan Sports Analytic Conference, ESPN contributor Bill Simmons and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban were engaged in a one-on-one, hour-long discussion ranging on a variety of NBA topics.

One topic that came up was the infamous “Kiss Cam.”

“Man, I really like the Kiss Cam,” Simmons said, according to reports.

To which Cuban responded: “I know you do. … You and your boyfriend do it every day.”

The comment was later edited out of ESPN’s podcast of the discussion.

Later, Cuban released an apology on his blog for his comments.

This past week I did an interview at a sports conference. It was a 1 on 1 sit down. During the conversation the topic of the Kisscam at sporting events came up . The interviewer mentioned it and commented “I like the Kiss Cam,” In response to the interviewer comment, I said “That’s because you and your boyfriend are always on it.”

Totally sophomoric. I quickly realized that the comment wasn’t appropriate, so I added “”Or his girlfriend, this is gender-independent commentary.”

I made a mistake in making the comment. I wasn’t trying to be hurtful. It wasn’t a comment on anyone’s sexuality. It was just me trying to be funny. It wasn’t. I quickly realized it and tried to fix it. I hoped at the time I didn’t offend anyone.

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  • been banned

    Good grief, if Cubans going to be called out on that remark, Terry Boers should be up on Federal charges for his treatment of gay related jokes and gay insinuations, as well as 90% of the SCORE’s Producers who play prerecorded tapes along the likes of:

    “I hate Gay People”

    Cuban got caught doing what he normally would do when confronted with an opportunity to slip in a gay reference to another man, its not done out of hate, but ignorance and repetition. Like Boers with the constant reference to anal inferences, he doesnt do it out of hate, but out of habit. In either case, these guys arent trying to be mean, but they do sound ignorant still playing in that arena…much like the

    “I hate Gay People” tape the SCORE plays of that football guy some years ago.

    Time to move on boys. Find a new arena of funny.

  • palestine kevin

    Personally i could care less if these pollitically correct types like gay jokes or not. All types of people are the brunt of jokesters all the time so get over it and quit cryn if somone wants to crack gay jokes they will do it whether someonelse likes it or not.Plus i think everyone should have freedom of speech even when it hurts and is not politictly correct.

  • Dan Rakow

    NBA stand for National Blunder Association.

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