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Three NBA Teams Have Decided to Stop Staying at Trump Branded Hotels
With the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States came backlash around the country, as well as from a few NBA coaches who spoke out against him. Hotels around the country have decided to drop the Trump name in fear of losing business, but it won’t matter as at least three NBA teams have decided to take their business elsewhere
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe :
“At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump’s name through a licensing agreement.
Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season’s end and that the Trump association is among the factors for the switch.
Seven other teams told ESPN.com on Tuesday that they are still currently scheduled to stay at Trump-branded properties this season.”
Trump doesn’t seem to care much at all, telling “60 Minutes” over this past weekend that he’s not concerned about negative impact on his corporate brand.
“Who cares? This is big league stuff”.
“We’re going to save our country. I don’t care about hotel occupancy. It’s peanuts compared to what we’re doing.”