Liz Cambage to ‘walk away’ from WNBA as her basketball career hangs by a thread after leaving Los Angeles Sparks, Instagram

Liz Cambage has announced that she has made the decision to “step away” from the WNBA “for now” as her professional basketball career hangs by a thread.

It comes after Cambage and the Los Angeles Sparks parted ways late last month in a mid-season “contract divorce” on the eve of the WNBA playoffs.

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“It is with support that we share Liz Cambage’s decision to terminate her contract with the organization,” Sparks managing partner Eric Holoman said in a press release at the time.

“We want the best for Liz and have agreed to part ways. The Sparks remain excited about our hard core and are focused on our race to a playoff spot in 2022.”

Now Cambage has publicly responded to his surprise departure from the Sparks for the first time.

“While I miss wearing the purple and gold, I will take this time to focus on my healing and personal growth before providing clarification on past rumours,” she wrote in an Instagram post. .

“Thank you to all of my supporters, family and friends for all the love and light you continue to surround me with.”

The 30-year-old appeared to take a subtle swipe at the “rumours” surrounding her abrupt departure from the Sparks and said she would have more to say on the matter in the future.

“I have decided to step away from the league at this time and hope the WNBA does its part to create safer environments and a stronger support system for its players,” she said.

“Playing for the Sparks was a dream come true and I’m honored to have shared the court with such amazing women for as long as we have. I’m sorry I left abruptly and I wish it had been ends on a different note.

Liz Cambage leaves the WNBA. Photo: Steph Chambers/Getty Images/AFPSource: AFP

Cambage is a four-time WNBA All-Star, but his professional basketball career is hanging by a thread.

The Sparks would have been the only team willing to sign Cambage this offseason, meaning there may be no more takers in the American League for the center, who has averaged 13 points, 6, 4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 25 games with the Sparks this season. .

Damning details have emerged following Cambage’s exit from the Sparks, with issues occurring before the season started, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.

Cambage had asked to wear a retired jersey number, before turning his attention to a number that belonged to current player Amanda Zahui B.

Zahui B. declined Cambage’s request but the Australians’ insistence saw management wither and hand over the number 1 shirt. Zahui B. only learned the news via social media.

The manipulation ruffled the team.

During film sessions, Cambage repeatedly threw her teammates under the bus and criticized them for not giving her the ball enough.

Cambage stormed out of the locker room after playing her last game for the Sparks against her former team, the Las Vegas Aces, this weekend.

“I can’t do this anymore. Good luck to you guys,” she said before storming off, sources familiar with her departure told Yahoo.

Interim head coach Fred Williams said Cambage was struggling to condition and deal with double and triple team matchups, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Liz Cambage’s basketball career is up in the air. Photo: Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFPSource: AFP

Cambage has commented on his intentions to leave the Sparks to multiple people within the organization, according to Girls talk about sports TVwho reported “chemistry issues” among Los Angeles players that date back to late May.

Cambage’s career has been plagued with controversy in recent years. She pulled out of Opal’s Olympic campaign last year after allegations she used a racial slur towards Nigerian players during a warm-up match.

Opals captain Jenna O’Hea confirmed in May that Cambage had told Nigerian players: “Go back to your third world country.”

News Corp revealed that it physically attacked Nigerian players and called its opponents “monkeys”, which Cambage denied.

The Australian has slammed the Opals and said she has no interest in representing her country at this year’s World Cup.

In light of Cambage’s departure from the Sparks, footage has emerged of an awkward press conference in July, where she sits next to fellow Sparks teammates Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike.

In the video, the Ogwumike sisters – who are Nigerian – can be seen squirming uncomfortably and even rolling their eyes as Cambage talks about her return from Covid-19

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