Is Liz Cambage still in the WNBA? Liz departs from LA Sparks

Is Liz Cambage still in the WNBA? Liz departs from LA Sparks

Liz Cambage Bio

Liz Cambage is a professional Australian basketball player who recently parted ways with the Women’s National Basketball Association Team (WNBA) Los Angeles Sparks. She is the WNBA record holder for the single game score of 53 points in the match against New York Liberty on 17th July 2018. She was the key player of the Opals, the Australian national team from 2009-21, and was a gold medalist in the CWG 2018, and got the silver medal in the FIBA 2018 World Cup held in Spain. She was awarded with a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics against Russia.

She is famous for her amazing performance for the Las Vegas Aces of WNBA in addition to the Australian Opals. She is the founder of Vita drop. The center player has her wrist tattooed with 888 and also wears an 8-number jersey for Las Vegas and Melbourne Boomers. She is amongst the tallest players in the game. She met Paris Hilton on her tour in November 2016 and has endorsements with famous brands such as Adidas, Glue Store, Vitadrop, Burnergirls, and much more.

Liz Cambage Age

Elizabeth Folake Cambage, famous as Liz Cambage, came into the world on 18th August 1991, in London, England, in the United Kingdom. She is an Australian national. She is 30 years of age as of July 2022. She was criticized for her height in her school days as she was 6 feet tall at just 10 years and reached 6 feet 5 inches at 14 years. She developed her passion for basketball, as her mother suggested to her as a way to make friends. Her birth sign is Leo.

Liz Cambage Height, Weight

The Australian basketball center player stands tall at 6 feet 8 inches and weighs around 98 kg. She has an additional advantage of her 2.03m height to score maximum points in the WNBA games. She is surpassed by only 2 international basketball players with a height of 7 feet 2 inches by Margo Dydek and 6 feet 8.5 inches by Sue Geh.

Liz Cambage Family

She was born to her parents in London in August 1991. Her father is a Nigerian, and her mother is an Australian. Her parents divorced when she was just 3 months old, and she was raised by her mother as they shifted to Australia. They initially stayed in Eden in NSW but then got settled in Melbourne when Liz was 10 years old and later shifted to southern Melbourne in Mornington Peninsula. There she pursued her education at Padua College. She believes in Christianity and follows Christian culture.

Liz Cambage Career

The tall, prominent basketballer is a center specialist in her game. She started her basketball career as a junior player for Dandenong Rangers and played in the WNBL in the 2007-08 season. She was awarded a scholarship by AIS, and she played for the Canberra AIS team in the WNBL in 2007. She returned to WNBL in August 2020 after signing a contract with Southside Flyers for the 2020-21 season.

She hesitated to be a franchise player for Tulsa Shock in WNBA and cleared her intent to play in WNBA to improve and uplift her game. She was selected in the WNBA All-Star team in 2011 for outstanding performance in her matches. She did not play for the Tulsa Shock in the 2012 WNBA season after she got exhausted playing for the national team and played again in the WNBA 2013 season. Later she took a break from playing in the WNBA for 5 years and made a comeback in February 2018, signing a contract with Dallas Wings.

In the same year, she scored record 53 points in a WNBA match against New York Liberty which is yet to break. She requested a trade, and in May 2019, she got into the Las Vegas Aces. She appeared for 3rd time in the All-Star game. She stayed out of the 2020 WNBA season following the covid-19 health concerns. The Aces were successful in reaching the Finals even without Cambage and lost to the Seattle Storm.

Liz Cambage racial controversy

She was selected for the national team for the Tokyo Olympics to be held in July 2021, but she withdrew just 2 weeks ahead of the tournament on the basis of some mental health concerns. Later it was revealed that in a training game of the Olympics, she was found abusing the Nigerian players with her racial comment stating the players as monkeys. She even told the players of the Nigerian team to head back to their 3rd world country and even got physical with the opponent team players, which led to the game being called off.

Liz Cambage Net Worth

The amassing Australian basketball player is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million with her earnings from the WNBA and WNBL seasons and branding contracts with famous brands. She got into a contract with a Chinese basketball club in June 2012 and was reported to pay $400,000 (AED), getting her on the list of the top paid female basketballers across the globe.

WNBA all-star Liz Cambage terminates contract with Los Angeles Sparks

Liz Cambage is in the headlines after she decided to terminate her contract with LA Sparks. The team agreed to the request for Liz’s contract divorce and announced the 5-month journey end on 26th July 2022, Tuesday. The team showed no sign of grudges toward the center player and told that they wanted the best for Cambage and agreed mutually to part ways.

She expressed her excitement as her dream came true to play for LA in a purple & gold outfit after signing the contract with the Los Angeles Sparks in February. However, even before she got into the contract with the Sparks, she showed her frustration with the WNBA League, which already led to speculation about her unwillingness to return to WNBA.