The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. 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 Senate seat by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. She lost a runoff election to Democrat Raphael Warnock.
Storm guard Sue Bird and some WNBA players were part of a Loeffler protest in the WNBA "wubble". Bird, the Storm, and WNBA players wore "Vote Warnock" t-shirts.