STEVE KERR On Human Rights: ‘People In China Don’t Ask Me About [Americans] Owning AR-15s And Mowing Each Other Down In A Mall’

Written by K. Walker on October 11, 2019

As the NBA continues to cave to China, Steve Kerr said the most RIDICULOUS thing of all…

Which is quite the feat, really.

When the story broke that a tweet in support of the Hong Kong protesters by Daryl Morey GM of the Houston Rockets had angered the Chinese government, the NBA decided to kiss the ring and stifle support for freedom and democracy.

The coach of the Golden State Warriors and fierce Trump critic, Steve Kerr, said, “It’s a really bizarre international story. A lot of us don’t know what to make of it. It’s something I’m reading about like everybody is, but I’m not gonna comment further.”

President Trump mocked him for his answer and said that although Kerr was quick to criticize the United States he was afraid to critique China. Trump also said that Kerr “was like a little boy who was scared to even be answering the question — he was shaking. He didn’t want to answer the question.”

Some players have also weighed in and it’s been awful.

James Harden straight up said, “we apologized, you know. We love China… We appreciate their fan base. We appreciate the support they give us. We love everything they’re about.”

Steph Curry echoed Kerr’s awkward statement by saying that he wasn’t “educated enough” on the history of China to comment:

That is all kinds of wrong.

Maybe this is what many conservatives meant by politics and sports don’t mix. It’s the league, not the players that are making this mess. It is fair to ask them what they think about it, though.

Curry and Harden are players, and they know where their bread is buttered.

So does Steve Kerr, apparently.

He decided to do exactly what President Trump said he does — he criticized the U.S. while still refusing to condemn China’s human rights abuses. Kerr actually said that the horrific instances of mass shootings in the United States were examples of human rights abuse.

Perhaps Kerr was hit in the head with the ball a few too many times.

Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, told reporters Thursday he has never been asked about “human rights abuses” that take place in the U.S. when he visits China.

“No. Nor has our record of human rights abuses come up either,” he said after a reporter asked if he had been questioned about Chinese human rights while in China. “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,” he added.

SOurce: Fox News

Utterly unbelievable.

For the “woke” NBA that is quick to criticize “systemic racism” in the United States, they have nothing bad to say about China rounding up over a million Uygurs and putting them in concentration camps and harvesting their organs?

No words on that?

How about the “social credit” system used to coerce “positive” behavior and punishments include keeping people out of the best jobs and schools, throttling internet speed, and blocking people from travel?

Not a word about the creepy Chinese surveillance state?

Those must not be issues that the NBA, dubbed the “wokest professional sports league,” allows their players to talk about. It’s just not as serious as supporting Black Lives Matter on the court.

Fans, however, are disagreeing and using the controversy to draw attention to China’s human rights abuses.

Some fans have been silenced at pre-season games in the United States for supporting the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

In Philadelphia, a couple was escorted out of the building for their pro-Hong Kong signs.

In Washington D.C., fans have had their pro-democracy signs taken away by NBA staff.

Fans online were quick to condemn Kerr for his comments.

Now, the NBA is stifling the free speech of reporters:

Now, even that is not enough. The NBA has canceled all media access for the remainder of the China visit.

The NBA, once the darlings of the Media(D), are getting trashed by reporters for putting profit ahead of what is right. In our wokescold era where companies insist on opining on politics in their ads in order to appease customers, caving to an authoritarian regime with atrocious human rights abuses isn’t going to sit well in the U.S. It might play well in China where people are punished for dissent, but not so much in the Land of the Free.

If that’s the case, then maybe it’s good that Harden loves “everything that China’s about” because that might be the only place that the NBA is welcome.

The NBA should really be taking tips from South Park.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll