JUST IN: LeBron James Announces BOYCOTT Of Donald Trump’s Hotels (DETAILS/IMAGE)

ESPN reported Monday evening that LeBron James is among several Cleveland Cavaliers players who have been excused from staying at the Trump SoHo hotel, where the rest of the team will be staying this week.

James has not spoken out publicly about the decision to stay at Trump’s hotel, but his refusal speaks volumes nonetheless. The star athlete, who openly endorsed Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign, praising her in an op-ed published by Business Insider and calling her “a champion for children and their futures,” has been vocal about his disappointment in the election’s outcome, although he has encouraged fans to stay positive.

As I woke up today looking and searching for answers on what has happened this song hit it right on the head! If we continue the faith(as hard as it may be to do so) we will BE ALRIGHT!! Parents and leaders of our children please let them know they can still change the world for the better! Don’t lose a bit of faith! They’re our future and we must remain stronger than ever!! Yes we all wanna lace up the boots, put on the hard hats and strike but that’s not the answer. Love, genuine LOVE and FAITH will be the only thing that can get us through this. Minorities and Women in all please know that this isn’t the end, it’s just a very challenging obstacle that we will overcome!! The man above will never put something in our paths that we can handle no matter how difficult it may feel/be! To all the youth out there I PROMISE I’ll continue to lead u guys every single day without no hesitation!! Time to educate and even more mold my children into being the greatest model citizens they can become in life! They will continue the legacy beyond life! Lastly, Even if whos now in office doesn’t, Know that I LOVE YOU’LL!!!

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Other Cavs players have been more vocal about their disdain for Donald Trump, including reserve forward Richard Jefferson, who said on Snapchat that the Cavaliers would be the last team to visit the White House now that Trump is president-elect, and reserve guard Iman Shumpert, who said bluntly in an interview with Complex:

‘I’m not going to the White House.’

LeBron James and the other Cavs players who refuse to stay at Trump’s hotel have joined the ranks of other NBA teams that have decided to boycott the hotels entirely. The Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies, and Dallas Mavericks have all decided to avoid Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago.

The people running Donald Trump’s businesses would do well to take seriously the number of athletes and other individuals who are choosing to boycott his hotels, as their refusals are starting to affect profits. The International Business Times recently reported that bookings at Trump’s hotels have plummeted 59 percent in recent months — with his New York hotel in particular seeing a 74 percent drop in sales — and his hateful campaign rhetoric certainly seems to be somewhat responsible for this sudden decrease.

 

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