Stunning new details have emerged about WNBA star Liz Campage’s chaotic exit from the Los Angeles Sparks, with reports of a ‘divorce’ between the two parties. It was a long time coming.
The Sparks announced on Tuesday that it will do so I agreed to a “divorce contract” With the 30-year-old Cambridge after the Australian star played only 25 games for the team.
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“We share Lise Campage’s decision to terminate her contract with the organization with support,” managing partner Eric Holloman said in a statement.
“We want what’s best for Liz and have agreed to part ways amicably. Sparks remains excited about our core group and focused on our path toward the 2022 playoff berth.”
According to Yahoo Sports basketball reporter Chris Hines, problems between the team and Cabbage were already evident before the start of the WNBA season.
According to Haynes, sources say Campag “ripped feathers inside the Sparks locker room” over the number she would wear for the team.
Cambage requested that she wear the number 8, but Sparks informed her that the number would be retired in honor of DeLisha Milton-Jones.
It is understood that Cambage then requested the number 1 jersey belonging to striker Amanda Zahway B.
Sources say former Sparks coach Derek Fisher contacted Zahui Pei about giving the number to Campag and she politely declined, explaining that the number meant a lot to her.
Cambage still wanted the number. Time passed, and sources say the management eventually made the call to give the number to the new start centre.
Sources said Zahui B learned that her number had been handed over via social media.
According to Christina Williams of “Girls Talk Sports TV,” Cambage has had “chemistry issues” with her teammates since late May.
On Tuesday, Williams tweeted that Cambage “quit” the team and “made verbal comments about her intent to leave Sparks for multiple people within the organization.”
She added, “I would like to clarify that this tweet is not directly related to the reason behind the split between Liz Campage and Sparks.
Interim head coach Fred Williams said Cambridge has struggled with conditioning and is facing two- and three-team encounters.
She recently missed matches after a match with Covid-19 and was listed as “back to competition conditioning”.
Liz Campage was exposed to the Nigeria scandal
The reported spat dating back to May will also line up with a video of Cambage calling Nigeria national team players racist insults last summer for the first time.
Cambridge left the Australian national team ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics due to mental health reasons. However, it emerged after her departure that Campig used racist insensitive remarks towards the Nigerian team’s players during a training season, and even physically assaulted a few players, according to Australian news outlets. Cambage denied these allegations.
The video and more detailed reports surfaced in late May, weeks after the start of the WNBA season. The video shows that she hits a player hard with her elbow.
She allegedly contacted the Nigerian team with the “monkeys” and told them to “go back to your third world country” during the incident in a private altercation.
Cambage denied the allegations in the Instagram post, which has since been deleted. In the letter, she said she had been “physically assaulted” by a Nigerian player after an unintentional foul.
Adding to the controversy is the fact that two of his Cambridge Sparks teammates – Nika Ogomek and Cheney Ogomek – are both Nigerian-Americans.
Their parents were born in Nigeria, and the two daughters of Ogomec hold dual citizenship.
Coincidentally, Kambaj’s father is also of Nigerian descent, while Kambaj’s mother is from Australia.
After her chaotic exit from Sparks, there’s a very real possibility that Cambage played her last WNBA game after insisting it was “LA or me out” when she signed with the team.
Cambage has averaged 13 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this season in Los Angeles.
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