Kelly Loeffler, a Republican who co-owns Atlanta’s WNBA franchise, urged (WNBA) Commissioner Cathy Engelbert in a letter to scrap plans for players to wear warmup jerseys reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name” and instead put an American flag on all uniforms and apparel.
Point guard Layshia Clarendon, who played for the Dream from 2016 to 2018, spoke out her experience with Loeffler. “I can’t believe I ever stepped foot in Kelly’s house and shared a meal with her. It’s actually really hurtful to see her true colors,” they said on Twitter. “I had no idea while I played for ATL she felt this way. Happy to own us as long as we stay quiet and perform.”