Nearly six months ago, Liz Cambage signed a contract with the Los Angeles Sparks during free agency, fulfilling her life-long dream of repping the purple and gold.
Three weeks ago, amid a frustrating season for both parties, the organization and Cambage agreed to a “contract divorce” which permanently freed the Sparks of Cambage and Cambage of the Sparks.
The news came out of nowhere and left us without much dialogue from either side on what caused the breakup on July 26th — not much from the Sparks and not a peep from Cambage.
So, Cambage seems to have regrets about her final days and how it played out. But her decision to step away from the Sparks, we’ve now learned isn’t just that. It’s a step away from the WNBA entirely.
There was speculation during the most recent offseason that the 6’8″ center might step away from basketball after citing mental health as the reason behind her missing the Tokyo Olympics. And not long before free agency, she spoke on the league’s financial treatment of players after learning of Becky Hammon’s $1 million contract with the Las Vegas Aces.
ahhh yes the @WNBA, where a head coach can get paid 4X the highest paid players super max contract. lmao and y’all think imma spend another season upgrading my seat on a flight to get to games out of my own pocket.
source: For The Win