WNBA Applauded For Activism, LeBron James Expresses Interest In Buying Atlanta Dream
Lakers’ forward LeBron James has revealed that he’s interested in putting together an “ownership group” to buy the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream from co-owner Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.).
Multiple athletes and celebrities have said they’re all in, including Los Angeles Dodgers’ star Mookie Betts.
James tweeted just shortly after Loeffler lost her U.S. Senate runoff race in Georgia to Democrat Reverand Dr.Raphael Warnock—whom many players on both the Dream have endorsed. Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird, and numerous other players wore “Vote Warnock” shirts over the summer after Loeffler sent a letter to WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert urging her to, “scrap plans for players to wear warmup jerseys reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name” and instead put an American flag on all uniforms and apparel.”
Engelbert then released a statement in response:
“The WNBA is based on the principle of equal and fair treatment of all people and we, along with the teams and players, will continue to use our platforms to vigorously advocate for social justice. Sen. Kelly Loeffler has not served as a Governor of the Atlanta Dream since October 2019 and is no longer involved in the day-to-day business of the team.”
The WNPA and players around the league, such as Natasha Cloud, Skylar Diggins-Smith, and Sydney Colson all called for the removal of Loeffler as co-owner of the team.
On Wednesday, many of them took to social media to congratulate elected Senator Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock. All the while, the WNBPA has been applauded for its efforts in advocating for change.