WNBA staff Atlanta Dream, co-owned by Kelly Loeffler, is near being bought, league says

WNBA team Atlanta Dream, co-owned by Kelly Loeffler, is close to being sold, league says

The information of the sale was first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Loeffler, who lost to Rev. Raphael Warnock within the historic Georgia senatorial runoff earlier this month, is a Republican who beforehand induced controversy within the WNBA by saying she does not assist the Black Lives Matter motion. She additionally known as for the depoliticization {of professional} sports activities.

Warnock is scheduled to be sworn in as a US senator on Wednesday.

“As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized,” a WNBA spokesperson informed Source in an e-mail. “Once the sale negotiation is concluded, additional information will be provided.”

The Atlanta Dream didn’t have a remark, in response to a staff spokesperson. Source has additionally reached out to Loeffler’s representatives, however has not heard again.

Last summer season Dream players released a unified signed statement — over Loeffler’s objection — saying they supported the Black Lives Matter motion.

Despite strain to promote her share within the staff, Loeffler has refused to take action up to now, which emboldened WNBA gamers to marketing campaign in opposition to her. Several Atlanta Dream gamers have been photographed carrying “Vote Warnock” shirts within the days main as much as the election earlier this month.

Warnock’s victory meant he turned the primary Black US senator from Georgia. He was is also the primary Georgia Democrat elected to the US Senate in additional than 20 years.
NBA celebrity LeBron James tweeted on January 6 that he was considering of placing collectively an possession group to buy the Dream.

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