LeBron James, Other Players Boycott Trump Hotel in NYC

LeBron James, Other Players Boycott Trump Hotel in NYC

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ESPN is reporting that a group of professional basketball players with the Cleveland Cavaliers will avoid staying at a Trump hotel in New York City. The Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan will be boycotted by some members of the team when they arrive to take on the New York Knicks.

The Cavs have a contract with the hotel in question. LeBron James publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in October as the Cavs owner showed support for Trump. Since Lebron James is bringing billions to the organization and this year led them to a historic comeback championship, it’s unlikely the owner of the Cavs will have anything to say about this latest example of James’ activism.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.

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