Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage h!t out at Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller with a racial jibe after he ex-aggerated her weight during an ar*um*nt with officials on Sunday.
Cambage, a towering Australian who ranks among the WNBA’s most visible stars, posted a recording of herself on social media in which she claimed Miller encouraged an official to call a foul ag-ainst her while saying, ‘C’mon, she’s 300 pounds.’
Miller, who has !ss!ed an apology to Cambage, has since been fined $10,000 and has been suspended for one game. He’ll serve it tomorrow when the Sun play the Seattle Storm. The 6-foot-8 All-Star said she weighed herself before recording the video and tipped the scales at just 235 pounds.
Besides, she said, she’s ‘very proud of being a big b****.’ ‘I will never let a man d!sres*ect me, ever, ever, ever, especially a little white one,’ Cambage said, adding, ‘Don’t ever try to disrespect me or another woman in the le-ague.’ She even said Miller was ‘so lucky it 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 egre*io-us than playful trash talk between players.
‘But for a coach for another team to be yelling, like, protected ab***,’ she said, ‘because we can’t do nothing back. It’s just cra-zy to me.’
Miller, who is now in his sixth season with the Sun, !ssu-ed an apology on Monday.
‘I made an inappropriate and !ffens!ve 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.