DALLAS -- After Sunday morning's practice at American Airlines Center, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki said it was "disappointing, very disappointing" to hear about the alleged racist comments from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Nowitzki thus joins a litany of other NBA superstars and players across the league who have expressed strong opinions about Sterling, who was allegedly secretly taped making vile and racist comments about African-Americans.
"I'm not sure if a guy like that is allowed to own a team in 2014,'' Nowitzki said. "But there's a lot of research, obviously the league's got to do, (to see) if the tape's real and all the stuff.
"So there's not really much more I can about that. But that's disappointing hearing that stuff.''
Nowitzki said Sterling's controversial remarks makes him appreciate Mavs owner Mark Cuban even more.
"Mark has really been great to the city, great for this franchise,'' Nowitzki said. "When he bought the team, he's our No. 1 fan.
"At the beginning when he bought the team he was there, he was at every prwctice, at every shootaround, every game. That's the kind of support you obviously want from the owner.''
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