The information of the sale was first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Structure
Loeffler, who misplaced to Rev. Raphael Warnock
within the historic Georgia senatorial runoff earlier this month, is a Republican who beforehand precipitated controversy within the WNBA by saying she would not help the Black Lives Matter motion. She additionally referred to as for the depoliticization of professional sports activities.
Warnock is scheduled to be sworn in as a US senator on Wednesday.
“Because it pertains to the Atlanta Dream, we perceive a sale of the franchise is near being finalized,” a WNBA spokesperson informed CNN in an electronic mail. “As soon as the sale negotiation is concluded, extra info can be offered.”
The Atlanta Dream didn’t have a remark, in keeping with a workforce spokesperson. CNN has additionally reached out to Loeffler’s representatives, however has not heard again.
Final summer time Dream gamers launched a unified signed assertion
— over Loeffler’s objection — saying they supported the Black Lives Matter motion.
Regardless of strain to promote her share within the workforce, Loeffler has refused to take action up to now, which emboldened WNBA gamers to marketing campaign towards her. A number of Atlanta Dream gamers had been photographed sporting “Vote Warnock” shirts within the days main as much as the election earlier this month.
Warnock’s victory meant
he grew to become 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 famous person LeBron James tweeted on January 6
that he was considering of placing collectively an possession group to buy the Dream.