(Los Angeles) Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is considering buying out WNBA club Dream of Atlanta, he announced Wednesday after Republican co-owner Kelly Loeffler lost the Georgia Senate race to Republican co-owner Kelly Loeffler.
“I think I’m going to build a group of owners for the Dream. Who’s with me,” James tweeted on Wednesday, posting a photo of players on the team wearing T-shirts with the words “Vote for Warnock,” named after Loeffler’s Democratic rival, Raphael Warnock, who was elected Tuesday night.
Immediately, Los Angeles Dodgers baseball star Mookie Betts answered the call. “Count on me ! ! “he wrote on the same social network.
Loeffler has been deeply unpopular among Dream players, a club in which she holds an interest, since she expressed her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement last year after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.
Loeffler had written to WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert in July to criticize the league’s decision to put the words Black Lives Matter on players’ jerseys.
“I strongly oppose the political movement Black Lives Matter, which calls for the disbanding of the police, the removal of Jesus from the churches …, promotes anti-Semitic views and encourages violence and destruction throughout the country,” she wrote.
The Dream players responded by campaigning for Raphael Warnock, who made history on Tuesday by becoming the first black senator elected in the southern state.
Last June, LeBron James, along with other sports and cultural personalities, created the association “More Than A Vote” to encourage the black population to vote in the U.S. presidential election in November. With success, since this vote weighed in the election of Joe Biden.
Source :Press CA