Cleveland Cavaliers King James and a merry band of millionaire basketball players threw a professional-grade temper tantrum while in New York City to play the hometown Knicks on Wednesday.
The NBA team was booked at the Trump Soho luxury hotel in lower Manhattan, but LeBron James, who not only endorsed Hillary Clinton, but actively stumped for her, was granted a reprieve by the Cavaliers, along with several other players, to stay somewhere else, according to ABC News.
— ABC News (@ABC) December 6, 2016
Cavaliers teammate J.R. Smith joined James at a Clinton rally in early November, and ABC News noted that teammates Richard Jefferson and Iman Shumpert expressed disappointment over Trump winning the election.
It’s not clear if these players are included among the others who declined to stay at Trump Soho.
A quick scan of social media shows that few care what James does. As one user noted, he didn’t make a difference in the election and he won’t make a difference here.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
LeBron James, you didn’t make a difference when you campaigned for Hillary Clinton….you won’t make a difference not staying in Trump Hotel
— Deplorable Josh (@JoshNoneYaBiz) December 6, 2016
@ABC if LeBron was white & Trump was black…this would be called racism
— Stephen Oyagah (@stepoya) December 6, 2016
@ABC who cares? Why is this news worthy. His political influence obviously means nothing
— Salt (@flsaltlife791) December 6, 2016
— LariMartinez (@larimartinez) December 6, 2016
@ABC He can stay in a Holiday Inn Express and then he can pretend to be the President. Right now, he’s just a dick.
— InfiZell The كافر (@zellster) December 6, 2016
@ABC did he use a hashtag to express his anger?
— ThewlynOh (@ThewlynOh) December 6, 2016
@ABC hey lebron grow up. What a cry baby
— chris saddler (@spotdude) December 6, 2016
@ABC of course. he’s always been a whiner
— Annette Epp (@nettiepie34) December 6, 2016
— Saved By The Blood (@vonzion) December 6, 2016
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