This evening, the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers will head to Madison Square Garden to play a New York Knicks team that’s looking to further prove itself as a legitimate competitor in the East. But neither of these are the main storyline of the night. Instead, the biggest pre-game headline concerns what’s happening long before tip-off.
LeBron James and a handful of his Cavaliers teammates have been excused from staying at the Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan while they’re in town to play the Knicks, report ESPN. This is being treated as a form of protest against President-elect Donald Trump.