If President Donald Trump is looking for someone other than himself to blame for the struggling Trump SoHo Hotel, he can point his finger at LeBron James.
“The building, which includes condominium apartments, has lost revenue, shuttered restaurants and slashed prices as the professional sports teams and corporate guests who were its mainstays checked out and never returned, according to hotel staff, shedding more guests with each controversy involving the White House.”
Once again, LeBron gets credit for the assist on this one.
This trend would start with a few teams last November. The Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies, in particular. But the tension would jump up several notches once LeBron started being more vocal about the president. A few weeks after that, the former MVP and some teammates were “excused from staying” at Trump SoHo.
Now even more NBA teams—as recently as last month—are avoiding Trump properties. But they’re far from the only sports franchises doing so.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr would offer up a fairly simple reason as to why.
“The president has seemingly made a point of dividing us as best he can. He continually offends people, and so people don’t want to stay at his hotel. It’s pretty simple.”