Lebron James, the best basketball player in the world currently, won’t be dreaming of another NBA championship season anytime soon from comfy digs in a Donald Trump hotel. The Ohio-born star who endorsed Hillary Clinton for president is teaming up with another teammate or two to boycott Donald Trump-branded hotels for the team’s travels this season, the Washington Times reported.
According to reporting by ESPN Monday night, citing “multiple team sources,” a group of the team’s players have been excused from staying at the Trump SoHo Hotel in lower Manhattan, where the team has a contract to stay when in New York for games.
In addition to King James, at least three other teams—the Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies—have already canceled contracts to stay at Trump-branded hotels this season, and more teams may simply not extend them when they come up for renewal.
When Donald Trump called his comments in Hollywood about kissing women and grabbing their private parts because stars like him can get a way with it just “locker room talk,” Lebron fired back, saying that wasn’t the kind of acceptable locker room talk he and his teammates engage in.
Elections do have consequences, and for James, some of his teammates, and other NBA franchises that means dissing the Donald, at least when it comes to paying to stay in his hotels.
They could, of course, do what the Donald has become famous for: stiffing the vendor. They could stay, complain the accommodations aren’t to their liking, then offer to pay a quarter of the hotel bill. They will have learned from the master.