Not a single team confirmed its players stay at Trump properties.
A chunk of National Basketball Association teams have stopped staying at President Trump's swanky SoHo hotel since he officially started his presidential bid in 2015, according to a new story from The Washington Post.
On Wednesday, President Trump said former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick should've been suspended for kneeling during the national anthem, his latest public foray into sports and the ongoing protests against racial inequality. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!' Which is not particularly surprising, given the presence of LeBron "U Bum" James. 'So therefore ain't no invite.
The Milwaukee Bucks stopped staying at Trump hotels after Trump clinched the GOP nomination.
According to The Post, Trump properties were never popular among National Football League teams.
The Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards have all stopped staying at the Trump SoHo just this past season, now seeking out other accommodations when traveling to NY.
As one team estimated, it previously spent around $20,000 per night in rooms and food at the Trump Soho. Those include the Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards. For example, at least fifteen charities pulled away from hosting events at his Mar-a-Lago estate, with many citing Trump's hostile rhetoric for why they chose other sites.
"I don't support someone who endorses hate on other people", Parker said. 'He ran his campaign on hate.
Trump did recently welcome the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House, but his relationship with the NFL has suffered for his criticism of players sitting or kneeling during the national anthem. One team, for instance, cited logistical concerns, stating that it was hard to transport the team from one of the hotels to the arena where they were scheduled to play.
"The president has repeatedly said he doesn't care about his business, he cares about the country", Sanders wrote the newspaper in an email.