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Atlanta team close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 9:52 AM EST
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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s contentious stint as a WNBA owner.

The league said in a statement that a sale of the franchise was close to being finalized.

Players around the league have called for Loeffler to sell her 49% stake in the Dream after she wrote a letter to WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert over the summer objecting to the league’s initiatives to advocate for racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Loeffler is a Republican who was appointed to her Georgia Senate seat by President Donald Trump.

She lost a runoff election to Democrat Raphael Warnock.

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