The Cleveland Cavaliers might be in New York taking part in the Knicks this week, however some gamers, together with LeBron James, have decided against staying on the workforce’s scheduled lodging: the Trump SoHo.
The lodging had been organized earlier than the 2016 presidential election. President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t maintain fairness within the property, based on the Cleveland Plain Seller, however like many Trump-branded properties, the president-elect holds a licensing settlement with the lodge.
Cavaliers Normal Supervisor David Griffin advised the Cleveland Plain Dealer the defending champions got the choice to remain elsewhere. “Griffin stated upwards of half the workforce ― the Cavs journey with 14 gamers ― could not keep there,” the Plain Seller reported.
The workforce has made plans for a “group that wishes to be elsewhere to be collectively elsewhere,” Griffin told The Associated Press.
Earlier this month, three NBA groups ― the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks ― introduced they might stop staying at Trump-branded hotels “to keep away from any implied affiliation” with the president-elect. Whereas the Cavaliers weren’t a kind of groups, James was a vocal supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, endorsing the nominee one month earlier than the election.
“If basketball has taught me something, it’s that nobody achieves greatness alone. And it takes everybody working collectively to create actual change,” James wrote in his endorsement.
James additionally campaigned with Clinton in Cleveland simply days earlier than the final election.
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James posted an impassioned message following Trump’s election, reminding followers that the nation might be “alright” and that youngsters can nonetheless “change the world.”