Now at least three teams have decided to stop patronizing Trump-brand hotels while on the road in New York and Chicago, according to an ESPN report.
The Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks will no longer stay at the Trump SoHo in New York and the Trump International Tower and Hotel in Chicago. Trump no longer owns equity in the former, but does own and operate the latter.
One other Eastern Conference team will not renew its contract with the Trump SoHo at the end of this season, instead preferring to switch to a property not associated with the controversial president-elect.
There are currently seven other teams that confirmed plans to stay in Trump-branded properties this year. And still several more stayed at the Trump SoHo in the past but made other arrangements this year, but not for any political reasons.
Two of the teams that chose to take their business elsewhere should not come as a surprise. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been a vigorous opponent of Trump, challenging and ridiculing the Republican nominee throughout the election. The billionaire Cuban famously accused Trump of inflating his wealth.
Cuban threw his support behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, as did Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry.