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Cambage - Opals situation (Nigeria quote)

Some discussion on the Offsiders today with O'Hea about Liz Cambeige, including what was said in that infamous pre-Olympic scratch match with Nigeria:

https://twitter.com/abcsport/status/1523123703890214913

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Ben  
Last week

When they repeated what Liz said towards the Nigerian team, they politely left out a choice one syllable expletive.

Interview with Jenna confirms Liz herself is a aforementioned expletive.

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Ben  
Last week

When they repeated what Liz said towards the Nigerian team, they politely left out a choice one syllable expletive.

Interview with Jenna confirms Liz herself is a aforementioned expletive.

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LV  
Last week

Cambage is legitimately a disgrace

Entitled, contemptible, hypocritical brat

Makes Ben Simmons look like a tier 1 role model and Australian national hero

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HighIQ  
Last week

I thought her and Ben we siblings based on behaviour maybe even twins.

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ME  
Last week

Jenna O'hea handled the questions brilliantly. She was diplomatic and didn't bag Liz yet made it pretty firm that yes, the rumours are true, and yes the Opals did everything they could to keep her happy.

Americans for whatever reason love Liz so they can have her. She has the right mix of self entitled and perpetually offended/aggrieved that seem the new woke American takes a shine to. It was always jarring to me that someone with so much clear indignation about her lot as an Australian continued to play for the Opals anyway.

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Billy Bob  
Last week

Correct me if I'm wrong, isn’t Liz’s father Nigerian?

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Dunkman  
Last week

Yep

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Her father was never apart of her life.

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Hmmm  
Last week

@me "self entitled and perpetually offended/aggrieved" is a great description, that could be applied to a stack of people, and any greens candidate

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Cosmo Spacely  
Last week

What was quoted was the first half of what was said the second part is just horrifying and could not be repeated.

There was no coming back from what she said , ever.

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Frog39  
Last week

Agree with Me, although I am a lefty and can confirm enabling entitled brats isn't our thing. The US loves Liz because they love to enable all narcissistic celebrities and applaud entitled behaviour and anyone who is successful, instead of seeing them for what they really are - self absorbed brats who take no accountability for anything and then play the victim when they're called out.
My favourite is when they call anyone who calls out their behaviour "haters" or "jealous" *face palm.*

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curtley  
Last week

Seriously! An apology is warranted at the very least but if she does apologise, no doubt she'll use the mental health card.

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Dog 55  
Last week

The Age just reported that she tweeted "the truth will always come to light, and it ain't even dawn yet". If she is denying this, and thus calling Jenna a liar, then if I was Jenna I would go her big time. Enjoy LA and don't ever come back Liz.

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Lawndale  
Last week

why are people scared to post the full text, fully marked as a rumour. I'm so curious

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Dog 55  
Last week

Yeah Ben, tell us what that expletive was.

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Shotblocker  
Last week

Cambage has never been any different since she was a junior at Dandenong. But the finger of blame should also be pointed to everyone who ever had to deal with her, they have enabled her behaviour by pandering to her at all times. She was lazy and self entitled even then. BA did everything to facilitate her because of her height, they spent years just working on her foul shot at the AIS and her 'game'in general, but you cannot teach heat or respect.
Everyone right down the line has been so preoccupied focusing on her height, they forgot she had no natural ability and her attitude both on and off the court has always been terrible.
In doing this they have created an ego driven person, who has found an excuse for her attitude under the guise of 'racial 'bias', when in fact its never had anything to do with her skin tone, remember she has as much Anglo Saxon blood in her veins as she does Nigerian.
How many times have we seen her give the finger to the crowds when being ejected, never has she been penalised for it at any level, she's never placed her representation of this country as a priority, choosing instead to go play DJs, when others were working their backsides off.
And whilst yes she's an adult who should (and does know better) when she's never been pulled up for it, why would she ever change. Now its too late, and rightly so, she's not fit to represent the sport let alone the country she's supposed to belong to.
For her racial slurs, she should be banned across the board, anyone else would be, hell she got a coach reprimanded and shamed and banned because he commented on her weight, yet this excuse for an athlete, continues her ego driven drivel on social media, and its lapped up, that speaks volumes to the society she lives in. America can keep her, the WNBA is filled with aggressive ego driven excuses for athletes, only got to look at the current 'banned/suspended 'list to see how bad the attitude is there from players within that league.
So many better and deserving players out there that can represent this country and sport, time BA and the sporting world in general stopped giving airtime and facilitating people like Cambage, O'Hea was 100% correct in saying they should be focusing on the positive players we have, not this negative trash.

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Dog 55  
Last week

Cambage rejected at the rim!!

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Dog 55  
Last week

Spot on Shotblocker. Junior coaches who are too worried about winning games/championships end up enabling this behaviour, often from kids that have physically developed earlier than their peers but often not emotionally or socially.

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Dew95  
Last week

Maybe the racial slurs she said was too difficult for BA to handle and didn't want to sanction? Could be seen as putting a dark skinned person out to dry eg seen as payback to catch a dark skinned person being racist. Woke times these days and a subject (racism) no white person would want to touch.

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Fox87  
Last week

She doesn't want to play for opals.
Opals don't want her.
Win/win
She is at the end of her career.
Opal culture is about supporting Ezi who is the future.
Culture is king.

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Frog39  
Last week

at her size/position she can probably play for quite a few more years, but good riddance to her in the Opals team as far as I'm concerned. So many women are dying to play for the Opals, she doesn't even have the respect or self awareness to to realise this.

Of course she's made some stupid comment on her Twitter, I was waiting for this. She'll come up with some pathetic victim statement and expect everyone to feel sorry for her.

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Luuuc  
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koberulz  
Last week

I like how they have an argument over what the name of the show is, and they're both wrong.

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Luuuc  
Last week

Haha, yeah and add the Gaze trademark butchering of a name.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Kunek not going to get back into the opals squad because of that black face incident years ago which would ultimately. give fuel to Cambage to fire back if she was ever selected.

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LV  
Last week

Good on ya Drewy, you're a legend and I love your passion for Australian basketball

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ME  
Last week

Yeah have to pull a real number for Gazey to be firm like that. If you've pissed Andrew Gaze off that's basically the barometer of where you stand in the Australian basketball community. He does leave the door open and say there could be some redemption at some point but I don't see it. This is who Liz Cambage is - an entitled spoilt brat who plays the victim any time people don't bow down. Basketball Australia have actually covered up a lot of what she did before the Olympics to save her reputation from herself.

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Ben  
Last week

The second half of what Liz is alleged to have remarked towards the Nigerian team has a little to do with Australia's fishing icon Rex Hunt.

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Dog 55  
Last week

Yeah but she would argue that just like coloured people can use a certain word, females can use that one and it is only offensive when males use it. Remember we are dealing with a gigantic hypocrite.

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Cram  
Last week

"coloured people" FFS

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Reader  
Last week

Magic Johnson has weighed in:

https://twitter.com/MagicJohnson/status/1523442839081816064?t=ll5fhva7YOEF_-v3ZIDLww&s=19

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ME  
Last week

I don't think Johnson is aware of the Opals/Nigeria game situation.

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Luuuc  
Last week

She ... has more going on than just basketball.


I do think Johnson is aware of the OnlyFans situation.

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CoachGirl  
Last week

Shot blocker is correct. There has been many players who have had to deal with this personality over their entire careers. Imagine being the same age, having every state and National experience impacted by this sort of behaviour. So hard to remember the great times when every experience is tainted by some sort of horrible behaviour.

Hope the focus turns finally to the World Cup, when I, for one, will be happy to support the players who are achieving their dreams and representing their country on the biggest stage.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

I don't like our chances of getting to the 1/4 finals.

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Lawndale  
Last week

Just saying cunt isn't bad enough to be unrepeatable, must have had sJd something extremely racist

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ME  
Last week

She was dropping N bombs. Being that she's not white I feel like it's hard to call where that falls on the spectrum of offensive comments but it certainly doesn't sound too good when she clearly was saying it in a derogatory manner and not with an 'a' at the end as a young Tupac would prescribe.

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volcano  
Last week

The go back to your 3rd world country comment is not a great one.

As far as the N word goes she's black, she can use it.
If you are white you can’t police a person of colours use of that word. It’s as simple as that.

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Anonymightymouse  
Last week

Nah, using it as a derogatory term would be offensive to the people she's speaking to, that's not acceptable.

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Dog 55  
Last week

If a term is deemed racist/offensive by a group and they want to be taken seriously over the issue then fine but don't then turn around and say "we" can use the word though. Where does it stop? How much "we" do you have to be in order to use it? If you had one great grandparent that is from that group, can you use the word? It just becomes too hard to "police" and far too confusing for children in particular as to why some people are allowed to say the word and some are not.

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Cram  
Last week

won't somebody think of how kids will know whether they can be racist or not

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volcano  
Last week

I mean you could always just teach kids the history of that word and slavery.

It's really not that complicated, don’t say it if your white. And don’t make a decision for a person of colour whether it is offensive or not.

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volcano  
Last week

And if you think it's unfair that people of colour can use that word and whites can’t, something else that was unfair is slavery.

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Shotblocker  
Last week

the colour of someone's skin should never give them an excuse to be derogatory, and if they find a word offensive coming from anyone's mouth, then it shouldn't be used by them and given the excuse that its acceptable'...the hypocrisy when it comes to colour is unbelievably ridiculous.

the N word shouldn't be used by anyone including those of colour, but in saying Cambage can use it 'because' she's a coloured woman is just plain ignorant, she has the same amount of white DNA in her, why is it that so many only identify with the side of their genetic heritage that gives them victim status?.

At the end of the day, she's a walking disaster, that interview she gave where she's lounging back, sprouting with her fake African American accent how LA see her 'talent', that entire vibe is one of arrogance, ignorance and conceited attitude....big difference between that and confidence, confidence would be acceptable, the rest is just toxic ego sadly.

time to forget about Cambage, and focus on those who have true talent and morals and don't need their ego stroked at every turn.

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koberulz  
Last week

why is it that so many only identify with the side of their genetic heritage that gives them victim status?.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-drop_rule

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Dog 55  
Last week

My point Shotblocker, allowing a race or group of people to use a word deemed by that group to be offensive becomes a nightmare when deciding just what % of blood makes them part of that group so they become "eligible" to use the word. If the word drops out of the lexicon altogether then the problem is solved. Many words in all languages have become "extinct" at least in terms of everyday use. If no child ever hears an offensive word then they cannot learn it.

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Shotblocker  
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Dog 55
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My point Shotblocker, allowing a race or group of people to use a word deemed by that group to be offensive becomes a nightmare when deciding just what % of blood makes them part of that group so they become "eligible" to use the word. If the word drops out of the lexicon altogether then the problem is solved. Many words in all languages have become "extinct" at least in terms of everyday use. If no child ever hears an offensive word then they cannot learn it.


completely agree with you

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ME  
Last week

Who can or cant use the word I think is all a bit ridiculous. Let's face it, she wasn't saying it as a compliment. It's a racial slur and she was saying it to that effect. And as such she doesn't get to preach to the rest of us about racism.

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Anonymightymouse  
Last week

The simple point is members of the Nigerian team found that, and other things that were said, offensive and that means they're not acceptable. The rest of the discussion is just a distraction.

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