From Hollywood Reporter: The Cavaliers have made other arrangements for players who do not want to stay at a New York hotel branded by President-elect Donald Trump.
LeBron James and several teammates have decided not to stay at Trump Soho in lower Manhattan this week. The Cavs booked rooms at the luxury hotel for two days, as the team will play the Knicks on Wednesday.
Cavs general manager David Griffin told the Associated Press that the team has made plans for a “group that wants to be together elsewhere.” Griffin did not say where the players will be staying.
James publicly endorsed and campaigned for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who lost the election to Trump. Several of his teammates, including Richard Jefferson and Iman Shumpert, have expressed their disappointment over Trump’s win.
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“I can’t say I’ve ever been ashamed of our country,” Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “Until today.”
“All of a sudden, you’re faced with the reality that the man who’s going to lead you has routinely used racist, misogynist, insulting words,” Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “That’s a tough one. That’s a tough one. I wish him well. I hope he’s a good president. I have no idea what kind of president he’ll be because he hasn’t said anything about what he’s going to do. We don’t know.“
The defending NBA champions will arrive in New York on Tuesday after playing in Toronto on Monday night. The Cavs were honored by President Barack Obama last month at the White House for their title, the first for any Cleveland team since 1964.