Saturday, November 19, 2016

NBA teams refuse to stay at Donald Trump's hotels in bid to avoid 'implied association' with president-elect

A number of NBA teams have reportedly stopped staying at
Donald Trump -branded hotels in order to avoid any 'implied
association' with the president-elect.

The Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks and Memphis
Grizzlies are all avoiding Trump's hotels in Chicago and New
York, according to ESPN .

The three sides have all previously stayed at Trump hotels,
but chose during the off-season to find new places to stay
on road trips.

A further team are contracted to stay this year, but will
switch next season.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Bucks co-owner Marc
Lasry both backed Hillary Clinton during the election, only to
see her lose to Trump last week.

As Trump gets ready to take office and become the 45th
president of the United States, a number of NBA coaches
have spoken of their objections following last week's result.

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said: “I don’t think
anybody can deny this guy is openly and brazenly racist and

“We have just thrown a good part of our population under the
bus, and I have problems with thinking this is where we are
as a country.”

His Golden State Warriors' counterpart Steve Kerr also
chipped in.

“The man who’s going to lead you has routinely used racist,
misogynist, insulting words," he said. "That’s a tough one.”

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