Aussie basketball star Liz Cambage’s powerful message to coach who said she weighed ‘135kg’ – after vowing not to be disrespected by ‘a little white man’
- Liz Cambage, 29, is a part-Nigerian WNBA and Opals basketball superstar
- The Las Vegas Aces center took to social media to slam head coach Curt Miller
- She accused Miller of saying she weighed ‘300 pounds’ during Sunday’s game
- Basketball star followed her rant by posting a revenge booty snap on Instagram
Australian basketball star Liz Cambage has taken to social media to flaunt her body after slamming a coach for making ‘disrespectful’ comments about her weight.
The WNBA All-Star, who plays for the Las Vegas Aces, hit back at Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller after he encouraged an official to call a foul against her while saying, ‘C’mon, she’s 300 pounds.’
‘I will never let a man disrespect me, ever, ever, ever, especially a little white one,’ Cambage told her 580,000 Instagram followers in an explosive rant after the game.
‘Don’t ever try to disrespect me or another woman in the league.’
The 6-foot-8 All-Star doubled down hours later by sharing a video in the gym showing off her phenomenal figure while listening to a song titled ‘Big Body Benz’.
Cambage, 29, wore a black sports bra and bike shorts as she showed off her muscular frame while working out to the song by rapper Kidd Kidd.
Liz Cambage hit back at Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller, claiming he encouraged an official to call a foul against her while saying, ‘C’mon, she’s 300 pounds’
Before her gym session, Cambage said she was ‘very proud of being a big b****’ and weighed herself tipping the scales at just 235 pounds, not 300 like the coach had suggested.
She said Miller was ‘so lucky (his outburst) was during a game.’
‘You were so lucky that I was doing my job,’ she said of Miller, whose name she failed to remember during the recording.
Cambage went on to say that Miller’s comments were more egregious than playful trash talk between players.
‘But for a coach for another team to be yelling, like, protected abuse,’ she said, ‘because we can’t do nothing back. It’s just crazy to me.’
Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage (right) received an apology from Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller (left) after she called him out on social media for exaggerating her weight during an argument with officials on Sunday
The 6-foot-8 All-Star said she weighed herself before recording the video and tipped the scales at just 235 pounds, not 300 like Miller had suggested
Miller, who is now in his sixth season with the Sun, issued an apology on Monday.
‘I made an inappropriate and offensive comment in reference to Liz Cambage’s height and weight,’ he said.
‘I regret what I said in the heat of the moment and want to sincerely apologize to Liz and the entire Aces organization. I understand the gravity of my words and have learned from this.’
Connecticut beat Las Vegas, 72-65, on Sunday to remain undefeated.
Born in London and raised in Melbourne, Cambage has played professionally in China and Australia, in addition to the US. She is a three-time WNBA All-Star and in 2011, she was named MVP of the Australian league, the WNBL.
Liz Cambage has become a model and star basketballer – and is unapologetic about her outspokenness