Carmelo Anthony tweeted his interest in teaming up with LeBron James to buy the Atlanta Dream from Senator Kelly Loeffler today.
The state of Georgia voted in special elections for the House on January 5th. Incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler, who owns the Atlanta Dream. The players for the team voiced their disenchantment with the owners in July. They’ve also campaigned against her in the House elections.
There is a good chance that they may have been partly responsible for Loeffler’s loss. Currently, the margin stands at over 75,000 votes for the Senator, who lost to Democratic Party candidate Raphael Warnock. Players of the Dream all posed in ‘Vote Warnock’ tshirts ahead of the elections.
Any jubilation the NBA might have had in ordinary circumstances is, however, marred by the events that took place at Capitol Hill. A large group of Trump supporters entered the seat of their Legislature and engaged in riotous acts.
Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James discuss forming ownership group for Atlanta Dream
In response to James’s tweet from 2 days ago, Carmelo Anthony declared his interest in bidding for the Atlanta Dream on Twitter.
“Let’s Talk Bro!” is what he posted.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 6, 2021
Let’s Talk Bro! https://t.co/vwRd4uVqbP
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) January 7, 2021
This wouldn’t be the first time an NBA athlete or a group of athletes bought a WNBA team. Magic Johnson has been a part-owner of the Los Angeles Sparks for nearly 7 years now. If James and Melo are actually going to put their money where their mouth is, it wouldn’t be too tough.
Melo has made in excess of $250 million from NBA earnings alone. He’s purchased Puerto Rico FC in the past. LeBron James, on the other hand, is a minority owner of Liverpool FC – the most successful British club in European championships. His net worth stands at well over $400 million right now.