“I’m sorry to have left abruptly and I wish it would have ended on a different note.”
The 30-year-old Australian, who holds the league’s single-game scoring record with 53 points, joined the Sparks in February and has since averaged 13.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 25 games.
“It is with support that we share Liz Cambage’s decision to terminate her contract with the organization,” Sparks Managing Partner Eric Holoman said in a team press release in July. “We want what’s best for Liz and have agreed to part ways amicably.”
Following her departure on July 26, Los Angeles has lost eight of its final nine regular season games and failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive year.
“I’m hopeful that the WNBA will do their part in creating safer environments and a stronger support system for their players,” Cambage’s post continued.
“While I’ll miss rocking the purple and gold, I’ll be taking this time to focus on my healing and personal growth before providing clarification on past rumors.”
The Sparks signed Cambage as a free agent before allegations that she had directed racial slurs at Nigeria’s national team during a closed-door practice before the Olympics last year became public in May 2022.
“Charges in relation to the other three alleged incidents were dismissed,” the statement continued, without elaborating on their nature. Cambage denies the allegations and later withdrew from the Australian Olympic team citing mental health reasons.