Luuuc
Two weeks ago

The Adventures of Liz Cambage, Episode 439575

The Australian Opals are discussing Liz Cambage's future with the team for the Tokyo Olympics due to an incident that occurred in a closed-door scrimmage against Nigeria, sources told ESPN.


Cambage was involved in a physical altercation, as well as a charged verbal exchange, sources told ESPN. There are discussions regarding her potential removal from the team ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.


(Olgun twitter)

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

The Opals could be without superstar Liz Cambage at the Tokyo Olympics following multiple incidents involving the four-time WNBA All-Star, which have upset teammates and officials. AOC also investigating and could be stood down.


Daily Telegraph Link

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Bolt  
Two weeks ago

Must be pretty bad when you consider some of the behaviour glossed over by some of our male players in past years.

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ME  
Two weeks ago

"Must be pretty bad when you consider some of the behaviour glossed over by some of our male players in past years."

Such as?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I dont get it. Here we have an uber talented player whose Aussie team mates past and present are so ready to embrace her, and she behaves like that. Coach Brondello and team captain O'Hea came out to support her and now she does this. Almost feels like she's doing a Ben Simmons - did not really want to play for the Opals from the get go, starting with that silly boycott threat, and now these indisgretions and lack of respect for the team. I just cant fathom it.

Why cant she be more like Lauren Jackson or Michelle teams or just about anyone of previous Aussie womens players. I have never seen anyone from the NBL WNBL elite who behaved like this.

And that picture where she was with her WNBA team mates is pretty telling, the only one without a mask when so much is at stake for the Opals campaign.

I say dump her. She's just too disruptive. It will be to the team's detriment in terms of the campaign, but at least she knows she's done the wrong thing.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

By the way

The Opals only picked an 11-player squad for the Olympics, with no reserves, and would be down to 10 if Cambage was withdrawn.


Since when?
I noticed the other day that Lavey was missing from a team photo from camp that was being widely circulated, but the original named team was definitely 12.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It's 12. Sami was reserve for Mitchell, heal n Blicavs anyone else.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

1 Rebecca Allen
2 Elizabeth Cambage
3 Katie Ebzery
4 Cayla George
5 Tessa Lavey
6 Tess Madgen
7 Eziyoda Magbegor
8 Leilani Mitchell
9 Jenna O'Hea
10 Alanna Smith
11 Stephanie Talbot
12 Marianna Tolo

https://australia.basketball/blog/2021/05/26/opals-named-for-tokyo-2020-australian-olympic-team/

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Bolt  
Two weeks ago

Seriously? The constant turning a blind eye to Boguts outspoken support of horrendous beliefs over the years - Ustase for example - is dreadful. Kickert dragged our program into the darkest day in its history. Nothing...

The reality is, the Opals won't medal without Cambage. The fact that people like Bogut & Anstey are lapping it up isn’t very patriotic. If it was Landale in the same boat there wouldn’t be a single word from either.

Cambage is a muppet but this partially insidious behaviour from people who should be supporting our chances of success is disgusting. Cambage is outspoken about issues that concern her directly - usually in a manner that’s going to grind some gears. I certainly don’t support the manner in which she’s goes about it but she’s attempting to bring light to issues like racism, not defending a fascist nationalist group that committed genocide against a race of people. It’s crap.

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Perth fan.  
Two weeks ago

Is it true Cabbage is of Nigerian descent?

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Perth fan.  
Two weeks ago

* Cambage

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Yes, her father is Nigerian

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ME  
Two weeks ago

Well just as Cambage is allowed to voice her opinion and has every right to be ridiculed, so do Bogut and Anstey. But it's interesting to me that they're expected to be patriotic yet she isn't. She can go around flouting covid rules, getting into fights, slagging off Australians and that's apparently her right to do so. Yet Bogut and Anstey are apparently meant to hold their tongue.

And we're not talking about if Landale did it. Landale doesn't have over a decade in the books of saying stupid shit, dodging Boomers practices to DJ and any other thing that Cambage has consistently done. The closest example we have is Creek and he was kicked out of Boomers camp for simply the rumours around him. No evidence they were true. Nothing to say of his conduct at camp being any less than professional. But there were rumours, BA couldn't reconcile with them, and he was kicked off. Bogut and Anstey said little about them, sure, but they were specifically legal matters. This is not.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

As a pragmatist the biggest issue is the flouting of COVID rules. Getting into arguments n carrying on like a Goose is just an annoying distraction.

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ME  
Two weeks ago

Well take a look at Bradley Beal. One guy "maybe" was exposed to Covid, we dont even know if he has it, and yet four national teams are now in question waiting on their own results to see if they can even go to Tokyo.

What Liz was doing had serious ramifications for the entire Olympics.

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ME  
Two weeks ago

Michelle just posted the story in her facebook story with the caption "enough is enough"

Chances are she knows more to the story than we do at the moment. I'd say pretty big for it to come from her.

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hoopie  
Two weeks ago

if Julie Bishop can have a doll, why not Liz?

She could have a Cambage Patch line showing her different personas - basketballer, DJ, social activist, martial arts, party girl, ... Should sell well to the younger generation, you'd think?

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Ben  
Two weeks ago

Looking forward to Bogey's next pod on Monday.

Our medal hopes are strongly tied to Liz, but I'd rather the team expel her and battle on with players who have their heads down doing the right thing.

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Perth fan.  
Two weeks ago

Cambage should have her own reality show.

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Sebastian  
Two weeks ago

I hope they leave her punk arse in Vegas

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Expose sandy as hc

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Young Gun  
Two weeks ago

ah Lizzie, Lizzie, Lizzie, Lizzie. Do us all a favour BA and cut ties with her

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Get zitina in

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ME  
Two weeks ago

I can't confirm this for sure, it's a rumour that's gone around from a few people that have links to the Opals camp. But I am hearing she was saying particularly racist things to Nigerian players which caused a fight, and now none of the Opals want to play with her.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

She rubbed the boomers win in.

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Royba  
Two weeks ago

As if she would be saying racist things.
That would be ridiculous

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

She got booted off the team just now.

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ME  
Two weeks ago

"As if she would be saying racist things.
That would be ridiculous"

Well apparently that's the case...

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Clean out after Tokyo, 3-4 players should not be there.

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ME  
Two weeks ago

She's just walked out on Opals camp

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/olympics/australian-star-liz-cambages-olympic-campaign-under-a-cloud-after-alleged-incidents-in-las-vegas/news-story/371004466f38d6215657825f51fdf62f

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Sebastian  
Two weeks ago

Opals star Liz Cambage has left the Australian team camp in Las Vegas as she faces multiple allegations, which are currently under investigation.

NewsCorp can reveal Cambage is no longer in camp and teammates and officials don't know where she has gone as she faces being booted from the Tokyo Olympics.

It leaves the Australian women in a difficult position, just hours before the team’s final exhibition game against Team USA from 4.30am (AEST).

The Australian Olympic Committee will make the final decision on Cambage’s fate given she is under the AOC’s watch as an Olympic athlete.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Heal
Rocci
Nicholson
Blicavs
Aokuso


Who u take if possible!

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ME  
Two weeks ago

If she remains on the team after all this it would really be egg on BA's face. At some point you have to draw a line in the sand, even if it means not medalling.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Sandy has to medal to keep her job. About to lose Phoenix job too.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

[Must be pretty bad when you consider some of the behaviour glossed over by some of our male players in past years.]

[Seriously? The constant turning a blind eye to Boguts outspoken support of horrendous beliefs over the years ]

Oh dear.

It truly is the silly season on hoops.com.au

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LV  
Two weeks ago

^Me

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proud  
Two weeks ago

I believe in Sandy. Mariano Tolo, your time to step up is now as with Magbegor and George.

It's kinda sad that Batgirl has retired as she would be helpful right now.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Imagine what else she got up to in Vegas while playing for the Aces before the national team spotlight arrived.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Sandy is the worst coach in opals history, ranked from 2000

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Record is like 15-8

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Suzy is 40 ffs

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

She just released statement. Mental health,anxiety to be exacerbated by Olympic bubble so she's leaving team. She got it in quickly. Wonder how BA will respond.

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ME  
Two weeks ago

"Mental health reasons" aka instant sympathy card, you cant fire me I quit, don't nobody look too deeply at what I was doing, trick. She was acting a fool. So scared of the covid Olympics but out in the city without a mask.

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rjd  
Two weeks ago

In the context of the previous reports, it's a sensible pre-emptive move. It feels unusual to think "that's kind of smart" from something coming from Cambage's social media.

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LV  
Two weeks ago

"Mental health" is a serious issue, but on occasions is trivialised and used as an excuse.

Of course, none of us can say with 100% certainty that this is the case. But it seems likely.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"As if she would be saying racist things.
That would be ridiculous"

Yeah, it's not like she's already done this twice publicly this year!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Nicholson would be my pick


Ebzery-Mitchell-Lavey
Talbot-madgen
Allen-Ohea-Nicholson
Magbegor-smith
George-tolo

No Sami n no Liz though lol, joke from the beginning.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Australian basketballer Liz Cambage has withdrawn from the Olympic Games.

In a statement, Cambage said she had been having panic attacks about the prospect of heading into an Olympic bubble with "no support system outside of my team".

"Relying on daily medication to control my anxiety is not the place I want to be right now. Especially walking into competition on the world's biggest sporting stage," she wrote.

"I know myself and I know I can't be the Liz everyone deserves to see compete for the Opals. Not right now at least. I need to take care of myself mentally and physically.

"It breaks my heart to announce I'm withdrawing from the Olympics, but I think it's best for the Opals and myself."

More to come.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-16/australian-basketballer-liz-cambage-withdraws-tokyo-olympics/100299150

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Sebastian  
Two weeks ago

I hope similar to Ben and the Boomers that she is never considered again

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

This shall,test sandys coaching ability.

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Sebastian  
Two weeks ago

Opals wont medal

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Maybe bronze if lucky.

Taking away 1/3 points, 1/3 rebounds without Liz

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I hope she never represents australia again, toxic to the culture and rest of the team. Attention seeking diva!

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hoopie  
Two weeks ago

No doubt a bit of partying and relaxing with close friends will boost her mental health. And a bit of working on her basics, of course.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No WC Liz fk off

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hoopie  
Two weeks ago

"Cambage said she had been having panic attacks about the prospect of heading into an Olympic bubble with "no support system outside of my team"."

But yet she has no problems in the NBA which is a bloody big stage, pays for her lifestyle, was affected by Covid, etc etc?? Really, Liz?

I think I agree with previous comments - get in first with YOUR side of things, so that BA and Sandy have to try to catch up or go into damage control.

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Cram  
Two weeks ago

""Mental health" is a serious issue, but on occasions is trivialised and used as an excuse.

Of course, none of us can say with 100% certainty that this is the case. But it seems likely."

What we can see with 100% certainty though is that somebody with no idea will always imply that the person is just using it as an excuse.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It is what it is, to much media, commenting on both Cambage and Simmons. Let's leave it on the shelf and let them and us get on with it in silence.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

"Basketball star Liz Cambage may never play for Australia again after a tumultuous 24 hours during which she walked away from the Opals camp in Las Vegas before withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics.

Cambage said she was “heartbroken" and cited mental health issues as it emerged she was under investigation for a series of incidents inside the team bubble.

It's understood Cambage was involved in a physical altercation during a private scrimmage against Nigeria this week, which resulted in heated verbal abuse of her opponents.

The four-time WNBA All-Star is also understood to have broken team protocols to go out in Las Vegas, where she plays with the Aces in the WNBA, while it’s understood there is another incident being investigated by team officials.”

She’s an embarrassment, her outpourings for attention on social media with the fake American accent, portrays her as a very unstable individual.

Opals will be fine without her, and hopefully BA follow through so she never plays for Australia again.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Hopefully gone now but the team needs a major refresh

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