LeBron James Is Coming After Donald Trump's Bottom Line

December 6th 2016

Laura Donovan

LeBron James is one of several Cleveland Cavaliers players refusing to stay at the Trump SoHo while they're in town for two games against Knicks this week, Cleveland.com reported.


James supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the general election, and other Cavs players have been outspoken about President-elect Donald Trump.

The Cavaliers reportedly booked a block of rooms at the Trump SoHo prior to the 2016 election; post-election the team has made plans for those who don't want to stay at Trump SoHo to lodge somewhere else. According to Cleveland.com, Trump no longer has any equity in Trump SoHo.

James condemned Trump in October after the leaked 2005 "Access Hollywood" recording surfaced of Trump talking about grabbing women "by the p---y." Trump issued an apology for the comments, which he labeled as "locker room banter."

James didn't appreciate this justification. James told reporters in October that "locker room" talk is nothing like Trump's remarks:

"What is locker room talk to me? It's not what that guy said. We don't disrespect women in no shape or fashion in our locker rooms. That never comes up. I've got a mother-in-law, my mom, a wife and a daughter and those conversations just don't go on in our locker room. What goes on in our locker room is sporting events that happen the night before, about family, about strategies that we may have that night, about a highlight that made it happen, if it was a home run in the bottom of the ninth, or it was a alley-oop dunk from the night before. That's what happens in our locker room. What that guy was saying, I don't know what that is. That's trash talk."

James isn't the only athlete to reject staying at a hotel with Trump's name on it. In May, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez refused to stay at a Trump hotel in Chicago for the National League Championship Series.

"I didn’t stay there,” Gonzales said at the time, The Los Angeles Daily News reported. “I had my reasons.”

Read the full story over at Cleveland.com.