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Stephen A. Smith Responds to Blacks Calling Him an Uncle Tom

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Sports commentator Stephen A. Smith stood by his defense of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's statements on bigotry on Friday. Mr. Cuban mentioned earlier in the week that he would "cross the street" if he saw a black kid in a hoodie at night, but he also said, "in the same breath" that he would have the same reservations about a bald white guy with tattoos all over his body. "'Stephen A. Smith is a sellout,' 'Stephen A. Smith is an Uncle Tom,' 'Stephen A. Smith ain't black,' 'you ain't one of us' — these are the kinds of things that were said to me yesterday," Smith said on ESPN's "First Take." He continued to defend his position saying members of his community should not expect an apology.