It looks like three NBA teams — and maybe more — want nothing to do with property branded by Donald Trump.
The Bucks, Grizzlies and Mavericks have decided to stop staying at Trump hotels on road trips to New York City and Chicago in an effort to disassociate themselves from the controversial President-elect, according to an ESPN.com report.
One other Eastern Conference team, which ESPN has kept anonymous, also reportedly will abandon Trump SoHo hotel in favor of a different hotel in Manhattan when its contract expires at the end of the season.
An additional seven teams toldon Tuesday that they are under contract to stay at the former real estate mogul’s properties when they travel to play the Bulls, Knicks and Nets.
Like many high-profile NBA players and coaches, Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban were both outspoken Hillary Clinton supporters during the run-up to the election.
Since Trump’s surprising victory, the protests from coaches and players have grown louder and even vitriolic. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy called Trump “brazenly racist” and “misogynistic” in a six-minute rant and several NBA players and analysts suggested no championship-winning team would visit the White House during Donald Trump’s presidency.
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