Various media outlets are reporting that at least three NBA teams will be boycotting Trump hotels. Like others from all walks of life who are appalled by Trump’s rhetoric and the divisiveness it caused, some people in the sports world decided to back up their concerns with staging boycotts of Trump brands. Sources informed “ESPN” that the Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks have ceased from staying at Trump-affiliated hotels during their road trips for political reasons. NBA coaches Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr and Stan Van Gundy have not been shy about voicing their opinions and Mavericks coach Mark Cuban has been the loudest Trump critic of all.

There are reports that another Eastern Conference team has also decided to switch hotels when the team’s contract with Trump SoHo in New York expires at the end of the season. At this rate, it would not be surprising to hear more teams following suit. Former NBA star Jalen Rose even predicts most NBA players will not visit a Trump White House.

You reap what you sow

For someone who craves as much attention as Trump does, a White House win may turn out to be not as satisfying as he thought. If you breed contention, division and hatred, you will not only spread it but receive it back as well. Continued rejection will eventually severely bruise anyone’s ego. An administration which supports having an alt-right leader praised by the KKK for their chief strategist is being publicly opposed.

If a someone known for denying climate change is staffing the Environmental Protection Agency, they will be remembered by the voting public too.

The 2017 Inauguration

Every four years, Washington, D.C. area hotels are practically sold out during inauguration dates right after election night but according to the “Washington Post,” not this year.

Of course, there is still time book rooms, but the St. Regis Hotel’s director of sales and marketing Douglas Camp told the paper that even 36 hours later, the hotel received zero calls, not one reservation for January 20th. He said it was “dead silence,” except for receiving two phone calls from Democrats cancelling their reservations.

The B-side to this is that hotels are almost fully booked for the week of inauguration, but so far the rooms are for lobbyists, media outlets, businesses, special interest groups and student groups. Some of them were coincidentally scheduled to be in town no matter who won the election.

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