LeBron James: 'Think I'm Gone Put Together' Ownership Group for Atlanta Dream

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) calls to teammates in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, seemingly reacting to Tuesday's runoff elections for Senate seats in Georgia, said he might put together an ownership group for the WNBA's Atlanta Dream:

LeBron James @KingJames

Think I’m gone put together an ownership group for the The Dream. Whose in? #BlackVotesMatter✊🏾 https://t.co/9wclgdED2w

James' choice of photograph—players wearing shirts that said "Vote Warnock"—was notable.

Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock ran against Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, co-owner of the Dream, in one of Tuesday's elections. WNBA players have publicly campaigned for Warnock and frequently used their platforms during the 2020 season in the league's "bubble" in Bradenton, Florida, to do so.

In addition to fighting against police brutality and systemic racism by calling for justice for George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Breonna Taylor and many others during press conferences and with messages on their shirts, many WNBA players wore shirts with the phrase "Vote Warnock."

Sue Bird @S10Bird

Asking myself the same question https://t.co/4AbLp3vF9C

Chicago Sky @chicagosky

Don't boo...VOTE 🗳 Register to vote at https://t.co/zXnPqmFZQ7 #Vote2020 https://t.co/4yMmEqgXMS

A number of players also called for the WNBA to oust Loeffler from her role with the Dream.

As for James, he has used his platform to speak on political issues a number of times and is a well-known critic of Donald Trump. He also helped form a voting rights group called More Than A Vote that worked to combat voter suppression and raise awareness about the importance of issues.

LeBron James @KingJames

We live!!! https://t.co/myvC7O9Omi Thank you to every incredible athlete and artist working to help us pull this together. Change doesn’t happen sitting on the sideline. Use our site to register and join our fight against voter suppression. ✊🏾👑 #MoreThanAVote #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/qcowjYBefW

Loeffler is projected to lose the race to Warnock, per CNN.