LeBron and Cavs Teammates Won’t Stay In Trump Hotel

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. 

7 Celebrities Who Fearlessly Support Black Lives Matter

The week of July 3, 2016 may go on to be looked at as a turning point in the history of the Black Lives Matter movement. With the death of Alton Sterling, immediately followed by the death of Philando Castile, immediately followed by the shooting of nearly a dozen Dallas police officers, it’s sure to be a time period we remember for quite a while.

Not One…Not Two…: LeBron James’ Message to Single Mothers

Last week, Beyonce garnered many of the headlines about this year’s The Shriver Report, an annual study about the state of women and girls in society today. Queen Bey’s brief essay both further solidified her position as a feminist and gave bloggers and pundits yet another opportunity to consider the merits of her feminism. Yet, there was a more compelling essay written by an equally famous person that I think should have gotten a little more press. On the surface, the essay that basketball superstar LeBron James contributed to The Shriver Report is an incredibly moving tribute to his mother, Gloria James, and less importantly, a lesson on how a strategically placed exclamation point can do all things. In his piece, James chronicles his mother’s struggle to provide for him: 

Will a Win for LeBron Tonight Rehab His Image?

If they win tonight, the Miami Heat will hoist its second championship banner, and LeBron James will finally have his first championship.

Of course, the self-appointed King James has long been the source of fan vitriol and ridicule–for his hubristic and dramatic televised “Decision” to announce that he was breaking the hearts of Cleveland sports fans, and his inability to show up in the most important moments during games.

The Problem with LeBron James

Contrary to popular belief I don’t dislike LeBron James. I almost feel sorry for him. He has been commodified since he was about 16 years old. I was a sophomore in high school the first time I saw him on television. And then he was on the covers of magazines. All before he even arrived on stage at the NBA draft.