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The Cleveland Cavaliers play the New York Knicks in an NBA game this week and the players have refused to stay at the Trump Soho even though rooms had been booked in advance. The president-elect does not own the hotel but it bears his name as part of a licensing deal. The Cavs are the latest in a line of NBA teams to boycott Trump.
Just days after Trump’s win, three NBA teams decided that they would boycott Trump-branded hotels, according to ESPN. The Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies, and Dallas Mavericks decided to no longer stay at Trump hotels in New York and Chicago.
James, the most prominent Cavalier and one of the league’s top superstars, endorsed Hillary Clinton during the election campaign and even appeared with her at a rally in his hometown of Ohio which Trump eventually won. His teammate, Iman Shumpert says he won’t make an appearance at the White House for the traditional team visit should Cavaliers win the NBA title. Shumpert told Complex Magazine that he was turned off by Trump’s ‘racist, sexist bulls***.’
‘I do think he’s crazy—straight up,’ Shumpert said. ‘I think he did that stuff to get people to think he’s willing to shake it up. But did I vote for him? No. The other stuff that comes with him, I can’t get with.’