The head coach of the Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr tried to link AR-15s and mass shootings with a question about Chinese human rights practices on Thursday.
After Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of Hong Kong protestors, NBA players and coaches have been put on the spot about China and protests in Hong Kong over the past week.
A reporter questioned Kerr about his previous visits to China and if he was asked about Chinese human rights abuses during those visits.
“No. Nor has our record of human rights abuses come up either,” Kerr replied. “People in China didn’t ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall. The world is a complex place and there’s more gray than black and white.”
"No. Nor has (America's) record of human rights abuses come up either… People in China didn't ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall." pic.twitter.com/56mNC7LmID
— Sam Hustis (@SamHustis) October 11, 2019
Kerr’s refusal to not discuss human rights abuses in China is likely tied to China’s overall influence in NBA business dealings. By criticizing China, the NBA could lose considerable revenue from the country.
As a result of Morey’s tweet, the Chinese government has already removed some NBA preseason games from its state television and shut down several NBA media events. Similarly, the Chinese Basketball League suspended its relationship with the Houston Rockets.
According to USA Today reports, NBA revenue from China stands at $500 million. The Sports Business Journal reports that NBA China is valued at $5 billion.
The NBA’s biggest stars travel to China annually to sell shoes and apparel for companies such as Nike and Under Armour, while other stars have major endorsement deals with Chinese companies. If the NBA witnesses losses in the Chinese market, the NBA ends up potentially losing a large amount of money.
In the U.S., it’s culturally in vogue to trash American institutions and traditions such as the Second Amendment while turning a blind eye to the atrocities committed by regimes like the People’s Republic of China.
In many ways the left and “woke” companies such as the NBA become strange bedfellow with authoritarian regimes like China when cases like these emerge.
Bypass Tech Censorship!
Facebook, Twitter and Google are actively restricting conservative content through biased algorithms. Silicon Valley doesn't want you to read our articles. Bypass the censorship, sign up for our newsletter now!
Will Italy Exit the EU Because of its Lackluster Response to the Wuhan Flu?
Affar Italiani reports that leader of the Italian political party League and former Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini recently announced a possible withdrawal of Italy from the European Union due to its sluggish response to the Wuhan Virus.
“This is crazy. Europe needs another fifteen days to decide what to do, whether to help, whom and how. In the midst of an emergency when people die, now from pneumonia, tomorrow, possibly from poverty,” the politician stated
Salvini cited Italy’s confrontation with the EU over aid to fight against the Wuhan virus and the refusal of Germany and other Northern European countries to help Italy as reasons for the southern European country leaving the EU and the eurozone.
“This is a den of snakes and jackals. First we defeat the virus, then remember Europe. And, if necessary, we say goodbye. Without even thanking,” the former Minister of Internal Affairs asserted.
The EU used to serve a purpose as a common market for European members states and a cohesive political unit the prevented fratricidal wars between European states.
It could also serve as a civilizational defense bloc against the potential hordes of African and Islamic migrants that will continue coming into the region thanks to its lax border policies and the demographic realities in these regions — booming populations which many of these Third World countries cannot accommodate.
Salvini has every reason to be concerned.
If the EU cannot fulfill the most basic of government functions — protecting its members — Italy should leave and craft its own strategic regional bloc with countries that are serious about protecting their national sovereignty.
Trending on BLP
Big League Wellness4 days ago
POLL: 95% of Americans Support Coronavirus Travel Bans, Trump Approval Highest in Three Years
Tech2 days ago
National Center For Sexual Exploitation: Snapchat and Teen Vogue are Telling Kids to Make Child Porn!
Big League Wellness1 day ago
VIDEO: Chinese Factory Worker Caught Contaminating Hundreds of Medical Face Masks
News3 days ago
America First Patriot Kris Kobach Believes Democrats are Using the Wuhan Virus Crisis to Push Socialism
Big League Wellness4 days ago
FLASHBACK: NYC Health Commissioner Said Coronavirus Risk Was “Low” Last Month
States3 days ago
California Lets Convicted Murderers of Children and Pregnant Woman Out of Jail Amidst Coronavirus Panic
Big League Wellness2 days ago
Pharma Insider: ‘First Data From Clinical Studies’ Indicates ‘Hydroxychloroquine Kills the Coronavirus’
Politics1 day ago
Hospital Exec Who Called for Trump Supporters with Coronavirus to ‘Give Up Their Ventilators’ and Die is Fired