Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized Thursday to Trayvon Martin's family over his choice of words in a videotaped interview in which he addressed bigotry and prejudice.
Cuban even revealed some of his own prejudices in the interview with Inc. magazine, and said he believes everyone has "prejudices and bigotries" on some level. But after his words -- which came with the NBA still dealing with the fallout over racist remarks made by now-banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling -- created a stir in social media and other circles, Cuban took to Twitter to offer his apology.
"In hindsight I should have used different examples," Cuban wrote. "I didn't consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that."
Martin was the black Florida teen who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February 2012.
Martin was wearing a hooded sweatshirt -- commonly called a "hoodie" -- that night, and that particular piece of clothing became a rallying cry for those who demanded justice. Zimmerman was eventually acquitted.
"We're all prejudiced in one way or the other," Cuban said in the Inc. interview. "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. And if on that side of the street, there's a guy that has tattoos all over his face -- white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere -- I'm walking back to the other side of the street."
Pacers: Coach Frank Vogel says Paul George is feeling better after being diagnosed with a concussion. It is still uncertain whether he will be ready to play Saturday night at Miami when the Eastern Conference finals resume with the series tied 1-1.
Indiana's two-time All-Star wore a red jersey and was limited to noncontact drills at Thursday's practice after getting injured in a collision with Miami's Dwyane Wade midway through the fourth quarter of Game 2.
Nets: Guard Deron Williams will have surgery next week on both ankles, which have plagued him the last two seasons.
Timberwolves: Memphis coach Dave Joerger met with Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders about Minnesota's coaching vacancy and is scheduled to meet with owner Glen Taylor at some point this weekend, a person with knowledge of the process told The Associated Press. If Joerger makes a good impression with Taylor, and the Timberwolves and Grizzlies can come to some sort of agreement on compensation to get him out of his contract, all signs point to Joerger replacing the retired Rick Adelman.
Cavaliers: The team asked the Los Angeles Clippers for permission to speak with assistant coach Alvin Gentry about Cleveland's coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
All-rookie team: Michael Carter-Williams has been unanimously chosen to the NBA's all-rookie team. Chosen 11th overall in the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers guard was the only unanimous selection to the first team, which also includes Orlando's Victor Oladipo, Utah's Trey Burke, Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee and New York's Tim Hardaway Jr.