NBA teams, personalities, and even the league itself have decided they should lecture the country on gun policy. Until the league addresses its love affair with China’s genocidal regime, no one involved should be lecturing anyone about politics, especially when the debate involves the U.S. Constitution.

Ahead of the Miami Heat’s game against the Boston Celtics, Miami’s public address announcer called on fans to reach out to their state senators and “leave a message demanding their support for commonsense gun laws” and to vote for Democrats in elections. While the Heat are “demanding” that people support everything the organization wants them to, Heat owner Micky Arison and his company, Carnival Corp., run a joint venture with a Chinese cruise line that works closely with the Chinese military, including building aircraft carriers and developing the country’s first nuclear-powered carrier.

The Golden State Warriors made the same demand, urging fans to support “sensible gun laws” and gun control groups. Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya said earlier this year that he doesn’t care about China’s genocide of the Uyghurs, even though the league has a financial relationship worth more than $5 billion with the country. NBA teams will shame their own fans for not being liberals, but their owners and the league itself don’t mind being in bed with the Chinese Communist Party despite all of its atrocities.

Most despicably, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr launched into a diatribe about gun laws and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, among other things. Kerr shamed senators for not supporting a background check bill even though such a bill is completely irrelevant to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that he is shamelessly exploiting. Kerr has decided that nearly half the country wants “our children, and our elderly, and our churchgoers,” to be shot and killed because they don’t think bad gun control policies that wouldn’t prevent these shootings should be passed.

Kerr is a shameless political hack, a fact made clear whenever he jumps in front of cameras to rant about how the country won’t adopt the liberal policies he wants. Yet, when China was arresting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, Kerr decided he was just a simple basketball coach who hadn’t read enough about China to know if the authoritarian, genocidal regime was bad. "What I've found is that it's easy to speak on issues … that I feel like I'm well-versed on, and I've found that it makes the most sense to stick to topics that fall in that category,” Kerr said.

But Kerr continues to speak about gun control, a topic he knows nothing about, because shaming his domestic opponents won’t cost the NBA money. The NBA, which covered up the physical abuse of children in its basketball academies in China, is more than happy to spit in the face of Americans who don’t share the league’s left-wing politics. No one in the NBA should be lecturing anyone about any political issue until the league stops bending to China’s every whim for money.