The NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be breaking league protocol by refusing to stay in the Trump SoHo hotel when the visit New York City this week.
NY Mag reports:
The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed to New York City this week to play the Knicks and their taste in hotels is getting as much attention as their skills on the court. Some players, among them superstar LeBron James, are refusing to stay at the hotel their management booked for them: the Trump SoHo.
Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said on Monday that the team would find alternative accommodation for any players who don’t want to stay at a Trump property and that plans have been made for any “group that wants to be elsewhere to be together elsewhere.”
This news comes weeks after a handful of other NBA teams let it be known that they were refusing to stay in Trump-branded hotels this season.
The Cavaliers have the distinction of being the last NBA Champion to visit the White House while President Barack Obama is in office. During their visit players either said they would never, or weren’t sure if they would visit the White House during a Trump presidency if given the chance.