There is no indication that James actually intends to pursue the purchase of the franchise, which is not known to be for sale. Loeffler purchased the team, along with Mary Brock, in 2011.
Dream players protested Loeffler comments about the Black Lives Matter movement last year by wearing the T-shirts and with social-media posts. The wore the T-shirts before a nationally televised game against Phoenix. Several players remained active in the process leading to Tuesday’s runoff election, including taking part in videos encouraging participation in the election.
The issue between owner and team began in the summer amid the nationwide protests over social-justice issues and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“There is no room for racism in this country. We cannot have it,” Loeffler said in July. “But there is an organization, different from the saying, an organization called Black Lives Matter founded on Marxist principles. Marxism supports socialism.”
The players’ union called for Loeffler to be removed from ownership, but the WNBA commissioner said Loeffler would not be forced to sell.