The Cavaliers have a contract with Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan, but a group of players have been excused from staying there.
LeBron James is among the players who will not stay at the hotel, ESPN reports.
Saturday was a slam dunk for LeBron James, who wed his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, in a super-luxe — and super-secret — ceremony at the Grand Del Mar hotel in San Diego.
The Miami Heat All-Star, 28, and Brinson, 27, exchanged vows in front of a select group of family and friends, including the pair’s two children, LeBron Jr., 8, and Bryce, 6, R&B singer Ne-Yo, Heat teammate Dwyane Wade and his girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union, who posted a photo from the wedding with a special message to Instagram.
While it wasn’t exactly an intimate affair, the guest roster was rather conservative by celebrity standards. “[LeBron] cut the list down because he didn’t want to have 1,000 people at the wedding,” a source told the New York Post.
And, according to Us Weekly, those who were lucky enough to make the cut were treated to a surprise performance of “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé and Jay Z, complete with a full band!
James, who has been with his lady love since he was 16, finally popped the question at the Shelborne hotel in Miami on December 31, 2011. Though the two had a long engagement leading up to their walk down the aisle, both threw big blowouts this summer to commemorate their last days of being single. He celebrated the end of his bachelorhood with a bunch of pals in Toronto last month, while Brinson hosted a seven-day bachelorette bash in July that started in Las Vegas before jetting off to Anguilla with a bunch of girlfriends.
In order to officially acknowledge their NBA championship win in 2012, LaBron James and the Miami Heats took a trip to the White House and met their host, President Barack Obama. The starstruck James, who couldn’t contain himself at the fact that he was in the White House with the President standing a few feet away, even made a mistake, calling the President “coach” while making a brief statement.
“I mean, on behalf of myself and my teammates we just want to thank you for the hospitality, for allowing us to be in the White House,” James said. “I mean, we’re in the White House!
“I mean, Coach said — Prez said — it’s real casual, so, we’re kids from Chicago, Dallas, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, Miami, we’re in the White House right now! This is like, ‘Hey, mama, I made it!’ “
Coach Obama? James and the Heats will have to wait at least four more years before something like that could happen.