The head coach of California's Golden State Warriors on Friday gave a taunting shout-out to the National Rifle Association (NRA), over the group's recent warning in a lawsuit that it faced serious financial trouble, The Hill reported Saturday.
Head coach Steve Kerr tweeted late Friday, "Don't send money......thoughts and prayers should suffice." Kerr has been a vocal critic of the organization, as well as often ripping into President Donald Trump.
The NRA says it's facing major financial losses and "irreparable harm" as a result of New York's state crackdown on the gun rights organization, The Week reported Friday. In the court filing, the group said they may soon "be unable to exist" due to a state "blacklisting campaign."
The NRA singled out Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state officials over attempts to cut the organization off from financial service providers, particularly those offering insurance coverage.
"Insurance coverage is necessary for the NRA to continue its existence," the organization argued in the lawsuit.
Earlier this year regulators cut off state insurance providers from offering policies that "unlawfully provided liability insurance to gun owners for certain acts of intentional wrongdoing."
It's not the first time Kerr has taken on the NRA. He criticized the group in February after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, maintaining the importance of electing lawmakers who did not "bow down to the NRA."
"Nothing has been done. It doesn’t seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death day after day in schools," he told reporters the day after the attack. "But we can do something about it. We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect people's lives and not just bow down to the NRA because they've financed their campaign for them."
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