From FOX6 News:
ESPN is reporting at least three NBA teams will no longer stay at President-elect Donald Trump-branded hotels this season — and the Milwaukee Bucks is one of them.Of course, it should come as no surprise that the Bucks would want to make this sort of anti-Trump statement.
Citing sources, ESPN is reporting the Bucks, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks are doing this “in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources.”
Given the in-your-face Leftist, anti-police politics of the Milwaukee Bucks, I can understand how any association with Trump would be unacceptable.
Prior to this, two recent incidents illustrate that the Bucks don't hesitate to be politically outspoken and offensive to the people of Milwaukee.
In September, Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin sharply criticized Milwaukee.
“Very bluntly, Milwaukee is the most segregated, racist place I’ve ever experienced in my life," Feigin was quoted as saying. "It just is a place that is antiquated. It is in desperate need of repair and has happened for a long, long time. One of our messages and one of our goals is to lead by example.”Feigin called the citizens of Milwaukee racists, though he couldn't cite any specific examples. Milwaukee is a horrible place according to Feigin, the worst he's ever experienced, but he doesn't mind taking the tax dollars of those racists to build a new arena.
In addition to this insult, in October, the Bucks deemed the season opener to be a good time for a Black Lives Matter protest during the national anthem.
The Bucks were so pleased with the protest that a photo was plastered on the team's official website, first on the home page and then in a gallery.
After complaints, the Bucks removed the photo and attempted to claim they didn't know the protest would happen. However, the performer of the anthem, Chris Porterfield, provided a conflicting account, saying he intentionally showed up at the soundcheck in the afternoon "with that guitar and that sweatshirt."
Clearly, the Bucks endorsed the Black Lives Matter protest or they wouldn't have put the guy's photo front and center in the first place.
The Bucks permitted the game to become a forum for an anti-police protest, something they continued to support on the website the following day.
Of course, all one has to do to understand this lame anti-Trump protest is look at the politics of the team's billionaire owners.
This past summer, Bucks owner billionaire Marc Lasry held a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at his home in New York.
One of Hilary Clinton's staunchest backers, New York hedge fund manager Marc Lasry is a key fundraiser and donor for the democratic presidential candidate. Lasry was also a mega-donor for President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, and employed Clinton's daughter Chelsea as an analyst from 2006 to 2009.Lasry also showed up in the WikiLeaks revelations.
A top donor who had a major stake in the National Enquirer helped avert damaging stories about the Clintons in the tabloid, according to a 2011 memo released Sunday by WikiLeaks.
The donor, hedge fund billionaire Marc Lasry, “has been helpful on a number of fronts,” according to the memo, which was written by longtime Clinton aide Doug Band in Nov. 2011, including “killing potential unfavorable stories in the Enquirer.”
Bucks owner billionaire Wesley Edens is also a major Democrat donor and Hillary Clinton supporter.
So, it follows that the Bucks would be quick to protest President-elect Trump.
It's unfortunate that the Bucks are choosing to be political and divisive rather than bringing the community together, but Leftists can't seem to help themselves.
The Bucks have made it clear that they want to be a political entity, wrecking what's good about a professional sports team, being a unifying force. Instead, they are being openly hostile to the majority of Wisconsinites, based on the results of the 2016 election.
That's not good business, but when you're a billionaire, that's not really a concern.
Who cares about the "tax-paying little guy" Trump voter? Not the clueless, Democrat donor billionaire owners of the Milwaukee Bucks.