After parting ways with the Los Angeles Sparks, no WNBA team has shown interest in signing center Liz Cambage, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Haynes details some behind the scene stories that led to the LA Sparks’ divorce with Cambage.
The four-time All-Star has a long history of on and off the court trouble and her stint with the Sparks was no different, per Haynes. Cambage was posting her lowest stats since her rookie season, averaging 13 points and 6.4 rebounds.
The center from Australia stirred the feathers once again last summer leading up to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Cambage, an Australian citizen and member of the Australian national team, — reportedly called players on the Nigerian national team “monkeys” during a training camp exhibition game.
After that, she left the team citing mental health concerns. She ended up becoming a teammate with two players of Nigerian descent in LA- Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike, who are awaiting to receive permission from FIBA to play for their home country.
As of now, after a tough stint in a veteran team, Cambage has not been attracting any interest from any WNBA team. Per Haynes, the All-Star will use the downtime “to focus on her modeling career and deejaying”.
The Sparks will return to action Thursday, facing the Phoenix Mercury.
Yahoo Sources: Behind the scene events of the Liz Cambage, LA Sparks divorce that started off rocky from jump and ended as many anticipated: ‘Best of luck to you guys,’ she said before storming out the locker room. https://t.co/TiuKUS1pJ1
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 27, 2022