Politics and sports really don’t belong together — people don’t watch football or basketball games to be preached at about the latest liberal outrage du jour. Yet athletes just can’t seem to get the message. The latest comes from the NBA, where three teams have decided to boycott Trump Towers.
The Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have all announced that they will not stay at any hotel owned or licensed by Donald Trump. The goal is to send a message that they do not support his election as president.
Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry has two children that have both worked in politics: his daughter served under Rahm Emanuel, while his son worked for Valerie Jarrett. Lasry, along with outspoken Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, endorsed Hillary Clinton.