When the Cleveland Cavaliers play the New York Knicks this week, LeBron James and a few other players won't be staying at the Trump SoHo hotel with the rest of the team. According to ESPN, James (who publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race) and the others have asked to stay elsewhere, even though the Cavaliers have a contract with the hotel. They plan to boycott Trump hotels whenever the team travels.
President Obama honored the Cleveland Cavaliers for their 2016 NBA championship win at the White House in November. Afterward, the Cavaliers' reserve forward Richard Jefferson said on his Snapchat that the Cavaliers would be "the last team to visit the White House." In an interview with Complex, reserve guard Iman Shumpert also said he wouldn't visit the White House should the team win a second consecutive championship.