NBA star LeBron James suggested he is interested in buying the professional women’s basketball team Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) owns. Loeffler, one of the richest members of Congress, owns the Atlanta Dream, which she bought with co-owner Mary Brock in 2011.
James tweeted, sharing a picture of the team wearing “Vote Warnock” shirts. “Whose in? #BlackVotesMatter.”
Yesterday, Loeffler lost a tough Senate runoff race to Democrat Raphael Warnock. Several players on the Atlanta Dream had criticized her over her policies and vocal support of President Trump. Asked by Laura Ingraham on Fox News in July 2020 whether there was any chance she’d sell her share of the team, Loeffler said “No.”
The WNBA was one of the few sports to see ratings growth this year, and the league has made some serious strides in recent seasons. James, The Los Angeles Lakers star, who is worth an estimated $480 million, has been critical of Trump and urged fans to vote out Republicans in Congress. Adding a force like LeBron to its group of owners could only help the WNBA expand its global audience.