Interest in purchasing Atlanta Dream grows after LeBron James’ tweet

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Since LeBron James’ initial tweet on the heels of Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler’s defeat to Reverend (and Senator-elect) Raphael Warnock that he would like to buy the team from Loeffler, interest has grown in buying the team.

Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts said he would like to buy the team.

So has Renee Montgomery …

So has Carmelo Anthony…

And even an individual who is part of the Golden State Warriors board.

That board member expressing his interest will, of course, start chatter about if the Dream, beleaguered by attendance issue during much of its time in Atlanta, would relocate to another city – particularly with Warriors’ owner Joe Lacob’s interest in getting back into the women’s basketball business. Lacob once was involved with the San Jose Lasers of the ABL and NBA executives over the years have mentioned San Francisco as a potential WNBA destination.

Could the Dream really be sold? Even with the palpable backlash to Loeffler in response to her comments critical of Black Lives Matter over the summer, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert did a CNN interview where she mentioned she would not force a vote of the Board of Governors to remove Loeffler as Atlanta Dream co-owner.

Lexie Brown (Minnesota Lynx), who knows a thing or two about Atlanta, has been dousing cold water on these hot flames, believing those that would want to buy the Dream should focus those efforts towards an expansion franchise.

Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve did speak about the Loeffler situation on her podcast, and does not see the ousted senator continuing long-term as one of the women who sign Dream paychecks.

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