Sports law experts said that possibility was not allowed under the NBA's current collective bargaining agreement.
Alexander said Sterling was unfit for ownership based on his alleged statements.
"This kind of behavior can't be allowed in the NBA by owners, players or anybody," Alexander told reporters Monday. "This guy has no place in the family of the NBA. Whatever it takes, we have to make sure this kind of event never happens again."
“In this country, people are allowed to be morons,” Cuban told reporters Monday night before his team’s game against the
"But, again, if you're saying a blanket, 'Let's kick him out?' I don't want to go that far because it's not about Donald, it's not about his position, it's about his mess, and what are we going to make a decision on."
Cuban called it "scary" to consider expelling an NBA owner based on private thoughts.
"In no uncertain terms am I supporting what Donald Sterling said, or his position," Cuban said. "He's obviously racist, he's obviously bigoted. And in this day and age when you're in the public eye, you've got to be … careful—if that's your position and that's unfortunately where you're at—you better be … careful what you say, even in the privacy of your own home.
"But regardless of your background, regardless of the history they have, if we're taking something somebody said in their home and we're trying to turn it into something that leads to you being forced to divest property in any way, shape or form, that's not the United States of America. I don't want to be part of that."