ESPN: Sources say Bucks will no longer stay at President-elect Donald Trump-branded hotels
MILWAUKEE — ESPN is reporting at least three NBA teams will no longer stay at President-elect Donald Trump-branded hotels this season — and the Milwaukee Bucks is one of them.
Citing sources, ESPN is reporting the Bucks, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks are doing this “in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources.”
Sources told ESPN another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at President-elect Trump’s SoHo in New York this season has decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at the end of the season.
Seven other teams told ESPN on Tuesday, November 15th that they are still currently scheduled to stay at President-elect Trump-branded properties this season.
The ESPN report notes that sources have indicated the Bucks stayed at President-elect Trump’s hotel in Chicago on a preseason trip to play the Bulls in early October, but the team was met with complications when they tried to make a last-minute cancellation.
The Bucks have already made other arrangements for road games vs. the Bulls, ESPN is reporting.
ESPN’s report indicates ESPN contacted all 30 NBA teams this week to ask about travel plans to locations that feature President-elect Trump-branded hotels.
FOX6 News reached out to the Bucks for comment on this story. General Manager John Hammond said they have “no comment.”
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