The Milwaukee Bucks were one of three teams that ESPN reported have opted to stop staying at Trump hotels in New York and Chicago in the wake of the presidential election. And Jabari Parker is very pleased with the decision.
"I'm really proud we won't be staying there because I couldn't be comfortable being around him and his businesses," Parker said, via USA Today. "I know he's our president. But it's just going to take some time. And he hasn't publicly come out with an apology for anyone or for the things he said.
"And I'm connected to all the ideologies he disrespects. I was named after a Muslim. My mother is basically an immigrant because she came from Tonga. Her rights as a woman -- she got less pay. I'm black and he's said some controversial stuff about black people. When it comes to me not supporting Donald Trump, it's pretty much correlated to the things he has said."
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed to the Associated Press that his decision was made "months ago," while the Grizzlies, who were identified as the third team, have yet to confirm that decision.