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Kelly Loeffler's Own WNBA Team Atlanta Dream Want Her REMOVED From Ownership Group

As the WNBA players have managed to help oust Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler from the Senate, they hope she will soon leave the WNBA.

Kelly Loeffler

On Wednesday, it was predicted that Raphael Warnock would beat Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler in the runoff election in Georgia. In the middle of supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, WNBA players (including those playing for Atlanta Dream), supported the Democrat candidate, wanting Loefllrer out from the senate, and the WNBA. 

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WNBA players want Atlanta Dream owner Kelly Loeffler to give up her stake in the team

For years, the WNBA has been standing strong against inequality, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and everything as well as they can. Last year's BLM protests triggered by George Floyd's death helped propel the WNBA into the limelight, proving that they are at the centre of these protests. 

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Loeffler, who co-owns Atlanta Dream, was against the whole ordeal, wanting leagues to stay away from politics. However, WNBA players refused to just "shut up and dribble", causing players to openly support Loeffler's opponent. WNBA's star Sue Bird suggested they look to remove her from the senate, which ended up as their campaign from the Wubble in Florida. Their efforts have apparently helped Warnock raise around $236,000.

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Players celebrate as Raphael Warnock wins

LeBron James Atlanta Dream tweet draws attention

LeBron James offered to put together a new ownership group for the team, offering to buy from Loeffler and co-owner Mary Brock. "Think I’m gone put together an ownership group for The Dream," James wrote on Twitter. He further asked "whose in", before adding the Black Lives Matters hashtag. Fans and some other celebrities reacted to his tweet. Most fans were impressed with James' tweet, aimed at something people have apparently wanted for a long time.  

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Kelly Loeffler net worth

As per various sources, Loeffler is currently worth $800 million. As per reports, she is the wealthiest member of Congress after her husband Jeffrey Sprecher became a billionaire before the polls opened in Georgia. The company is worth $63 billion.

(Disclaimer: The above information is sourced from various websites/ media reports. The website does not guarantee a 100% accuracy of the figures.)

(Image credits: Atlanta Dream Instagram, AP)

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