DALLAS — Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says the team's decision not to stay at Donald Trump-branded hotels in New York and Chicago was made before the presidential election.
The billionaire technology entrepreneur declined Wednesday to elaborate on the decision, saying it "was made months ago, not recently."
Cuban was a frequent critic of Trump during the campaign and supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who lost to the Republican president-elect.
ESPN reported that Dallas, Memphis and Milwaukee were among the teams that moved away from Trump-branded hotels. "It had nothing to do with the election. We made those decisions months ago," Memphis coach David Fizdale said.
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