Nov. 17, 2016
3 NBA teams that have stopped staying at Donald Trump hotels
As we all know, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States last week and has stirred quite a controversy. Well that controversy has extended to the NBA as several teams refuses to stay at his hotels in New York.
According to ESPN, "Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement.
Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season's end and that the Trump association is among the factors for the switch".
Now this shouldn't come as a surprise as Trump has been on the hot seat for his comments throughout the election process. Many people view Trump as racist and with a predominantly African American League, you can bet that some NBA teams will take a stance.
There have been many rumors that some NBA teams won't even visit Trump in the White House if they were to win a championship, so it's not surprising that they would refuse to stay at his hotels.
The Grizzlies, Bucks, and Mavericks have taken a stand and will not support Donald Trump in any way. It will be interesting to see if this story goes viral or if other teams start taking action and decide to do the same.
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