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LeBron James, several Cavs teammates won’t stay at Trump Soho hotel

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 05: Lebron James #23

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 05: Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket as Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Toronto Raptors defends during the first half of an NBA game at Air Canada Centre on December 5, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Vaughn Ridley

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have made other arrangements for players who do not want to stay at a New York hotel branded by President-elect Donald Trump.

LeBron James and several teammates have decided not to stay at Trump Soho in lower Manhattan this week. The Cavs have booked rooms at the luxury hotel for two days as the team will play the Knicks on Wednesday.

Cavs general manager David Griffin told The Associated Press that the team has made plans for a “group that wants to be elsewhere to be together elsewhere.” Griffin did not say where the players will be staying.

James publicly endorsed and campaigned for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who lost the election to Trump. Several of his teammates, including Richard Jefferson, former Knick Iman Shumpert and others have expressed their disappointment over Trump’s win.

The defending NBA champions will arrive in New York on Tuesday after playing in Toronto on Monday night.

The Cavs were honored by President Barack Obama last month at the White House for their title, the first for any Cleveland team since 1964.


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