U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is not giving the NBA any slack for how they have used the Rob Elementary School shooting as an opportunity to advocate for more gun control while completely overlooking the atrocities committed by China, its favorite business partner.
Before Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, Miami PA announcer Michael Baiamonte pleaded with the crowd to contact your state’s senators …t o leave a message demanding their support for common sense gun laws.”
Rubio saw this and called out the league’s hypocrisy for politicizing a tragedy within U.S. borders, while blatantly overlooking the egregious and long list of human rights atrocities within China’s borders.
The @NBA doesn’t like to talk about the billions they make from a China that enslaves Uyghur Muslims and harvests their organs— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 26, 2022
But they have no problem politicizing a horrific tragedy in America pic.twitter.com/VUXpOBbw7j
To further add a comical level of irony to the whole situation, the Heat’s owner, Micky Arison, has invested $375 million in a Chinese shipbuilding firm that builds ships for China’s Navy (nothing like using your team to promote values that could tear at the fabric of our country while funding the military initiatives of one of America’s worst enemies). The league at large currently make roughly $5 billion in business dealings with China, a county that wants the rest of the world to believe that its treatment of the Uyghurs is just business as usual.
But hey, NBA, you keep talking about the evil you can't control and ignoring the evil you can.