Aussie basketball star Liz Cambage hits back after being snubbed from the Opals


Australian basketball star Liz Cambage is likely to have played her last game for the Opals after declaring she has ‘zero’ interest in representing Australia at next year’s Women’s World Cup in Sydney.

Basketball Australia will name a preliminary 24-player squad on Monday, with Cambage set to miss out.

On Sunday, Cambage posted an Instagram story featuring an excerpt from a BA email, in which the governing body asked the 30-year-old to confirm whether she wants to be considered for selection.

Australian basketball star Liz Cambage is likely to have played her last game for the Opals after declaring she has 'zero' interest in representing Australia at next year's Women's World Cup

Australian basketball star Liz Cambage is likely to have played her last game for the Opals after declaring she has ‘zero’ interest in representing Australia at next year’s Women’s World Cup

Liz Cambage (pictured) recently joined OnlyFans - but won't be named for the Opals squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in a selection bombshell. She says she had 'no interest' in playing

Liz Cambage (pictured) recently joined OnlyFans – but won’t be named for the Opals squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in a selection bombshell. She says she had ‘no interest’ in playing

‘We are reaching out to you respectfully to determine whether you want to be considered as a squad member or not for World Cup 2022,’ the email said.

‘If you are not interested in that journey and the commitment required by all squad members then BA would appreciate you advising us accordingly.’

Cambage posted the excerpt along with her own message: ‘do you ever get sick of lying on my name? MY interest was and still is ZERO.’

The star centre was reprimanded by BA last month, after an investigation into a physical and verbal altercation she had with Nigeria players during a warm-up game before the Tokyo Olympics.

An integrity panel found Cambage guilty of ‘prohibitive conduct’ on one charge but dismissed three others.

She escaped a fine or suspension, with the low-grade penalty leaving her available for World Cup selection.

Liz Cambage is widely regarded as Australia's best female basketballer - but after missing the Olympics due to mental health concerns, her teammates are said to be 'off' her (pictured, playing for the Las Vegas Aces)

Liz Cambage is widely regarded as Australia’s best female basketballer – but after missing the Olympics due to mental health concerns, her teammates are said to be ‘off’ her (pictured, playing for the Las Vegas Aces)

Cambage pulled out of Australia’s Tokyo campaign in the days after the Nigeria practice game due to mental health concerns, revealing she’d been having panic attacks about going into the Games bubble.

The world No.2-ranked Opals struggled after Cambage’s late withdrawal, losing their quarter-final in Tokyo.

Cambage completed the WNBA season with the Las Vegas Aces after the Olympics. 

The glaring omission comes in the wake of her signing up to join the OnlyFans adult entertainment platform, which is mainly used for X-rated snaps and videos of social media influencers and porn stars. 

Last month, Cambage was formally reprimanded following her ‘aggressive’ on court antics in a pre-Olympic warm-up game against Nigeria in Las Vegas back in July.

While she wasn’t fined or suspended for any matches, the panel found the centre guilty of one charge of prohibitive conduct.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Cambage is no longer a popular and valued member of the Opals squad, who remain dismayed at her behaviour in the lead up to the Olympics. 

Her absence in Tokyo proved crucial, with Sandy Brondello’s team sent packing in the quarter-finals.

Many felt Australia would have been a genuine medal chance if Cambage had been on court with the team. 

Back in April, Opals star Liz Cambage said that she was interested in joining the adult entertainment site OnlyFans

Back in April, Opals star Liz Cambage said that she was interested in joining the adult entertainment site OnlyFans

Last month Cambage, who is now frequently pictured in lingerie and bikinis, said she was ‘scared’ to make the move to OnlyFans, but was tempted by the money she could make. 

‘Every other girl is on OnlyFans at the moment, all the influencers, so I thought just do it,’ she said.

‘I was so scared to actually do it. But I had my friends and family push me and say don’t worry what anyone says – people are either going to love you or hate you regardless.’

Cambage previously told her social media followers in April that she was considering joining the site.

Liz Cambage (pictured) was recently reprimanded over a fiery clash with the Nigerian team during a pre-Olympics match in July

Liz Cambage (pictured) was recently reprimanded over a fiery clash with the Nigerian team during a pre-Olympics match in July

‘The amount of money I could be making off OnlyFans is crazy, what am I doing sitting here?’ she said.

In September, Cambage tested positive to Covid-19 and went into isolation but experienced only minor symptoms.



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