LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers travel to New York this week to face the New York Knicks. Upon learning that team staff had booked him at the Trump Soho Hotel – a property owned by and named after president elect-Trump – James informed the team that he would make other plans.
James, perhaps the most recognizable athlete on the planet, has been an outspoken proponent of racial and social justice. A supporter of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign, James has long been critical of Donald Trump and his incendiary remarks on race.
At least half of James’ teammates are joining the boycott. Sports figures in the NBA, MLB and NFL have threatened similar boycotts.