Renee Montgomery appreciates Steph Curry's shout-out to Atlanta Dream

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Montgomery appreciates Steph's shout-out to Atlanta Dream originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Atlanta Dream have gone through a whirlwind of a year, and Steph Curry couldn't be happier with the new direction of the WNBA franchise. 

"Really just speaks for itself in terms of how you flip a terrible situation and misrepresentation of what the WNBA is about on its head," Curry said Tuesday when asked by NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke about the Dream's new ownership, which includes former player Renee Montgomery. "For Renee and that group to come in, it's just awesome to see. It's very inspirational in terms of where we're all headed, turning these conversations into actual action and opportunity and accomplishment like that. 

"Shout out to Renee and just the conversation at large around women's sports, protecting the game, growing the game and getting some skin in the game too -- that's pretty dope." 

After checking her Twitter mentions, Montgomery was appreciative of Curry's answer and Burke's question. 

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Montgomery is an 11-year WNBA veteran, spending her last two seasons with the Dream. She won two WNBA championships with the Minnesota Lynx, and one in college at UCONN. But she sat out the 2020 WNBA season to focus on social justice issues. 

She then turned words into action by becoming an executive, part-owner and investor in the Dream, becoming the first WNBA player to do so. Former Republican senator Kelly Loeffler recently sold her 49 percent stake of the team, as did former co-owner Mary Brock. Loeffler made firm stances against the WNBA supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, causing a stir among players. 

Loeffler, a Republican, lost her U.S. Senate runoff race in Georgia to Raphael Warnock, a Democratic candidate who was strongly endorsed by the WNBA players, back in January. 

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Curry on Tuesday also said he's enticed by the idea of one day owning a NBA team. 

“I don’t have a specific plan but I follow a lot of the conversations and some of the ways that former players kind of approached those opportunities,” Curry said. “You see, like, Grant Hill, Shaq and other guys that have really put in the time and effort and done their homework and put themselves in position to realize that dream. Obviously, MJ is the ultimate example.

"It’s definitely interesting. It’s enticing, but a long way to go.”

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