At least three NBA teams have begun to boycott U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s hotels, according to an ESPN report.
The Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have reportedly moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago (his other businesses have also taken a hit from consumers lately.).
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 16, 2016
Trump’s unexpected triumph has sent shockwaves throughout the League, and the world:
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.
Seven other teams told ESPN.com on Tuesday that they are still currently scheduled to stay at Trump-branded properties this season. […] As a matter of privacy, ESPN has chosen not to name those eight teams in total so as not to publicly identify where they will be staying on this season’s trips for games against the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets or Chicago Bulls.
Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban are both high-profile supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who last week lost the race to be the United States’ 45th president to Trump.
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