NBC Sports Boston tweeted an interview with Brown in which he was asked, “Whether it’s the gun violence we see recently in the country or some of the other things that are going on in the country…do you think it would ever rise to a moment where players or coaches or maybe both would say, ‘We know it’s the finals, but I can’t play tonight'”?
Brown responded, “It could.”
He elaborated, “Definitely things need to be addressed. Sometimes people argue and say that stopping a basketball game or something, what effect is that actually going to have on society? And I would say, in response, that it raises awareness, and that’s important. It gets people’s attention.”
Brown said, “It’s a topic that’s being talked about now, and certain people have pressure on them and changes need to start to get made.”
He revisited the idea of players boycotting games and said, “It’s an effective strategy that could work.”
On May 26, 2022, Breitbart News pointed out that Kerr is partnered with the Brady Campaign, a group that advocates for gun control, using the Uvalde shooting to raise political funds.