Basketball superstar Liz Cambage’s Australian career could be over after she ruled herself out of the World Cup and traded in her team for OnlyFans.
The 203cm athlete, 30, insisted selectors didn’t leave her out of the 24-women team due to be announced on Monday.
Cambage instead claims she was the one who decided to stay out of the tournament, and wasn’t dropped by Basketball Australia.
To make her point, she replied to a tweet from a sports journalist who called her omission from the Opals a ‘big call’ by selectors.
‘Over looked and left off what? that “bigcall” was my call, buddy,’ she tweeted.
Australian basketball superstar Liz Cambage (pictured) has revealed how she ruled herself out of the World Cup and traded in her team for a skyrocketing career on OnlyFans
Cambage took to social media to set the record straight by replying to a tweet from a sports journalist who called her omission from the Opals a ‘big call’ (pictured)
The star centre also took to Instagram to deny claims she was overlooked, posting a photo with an excerpt from a Basketball Australia email.
‘We are reaching out to you respectfully to determine whether you want to be considered as a squad member or not for World Cup 2022,’ the email read.
‘If you are not interested in that journey and the commitment required by all squad members then BA would appreciate you advising us accordingly.’
Cambage posted the excerpt along with her own message: ‘do you ever get sick of lying on my name? MY interest was and still is ZERO’.
The star’s rejection of the chance to play in the 2022 World Cup – due to kick off in Sydney in September – could mean she has played her final game for the Opals.
The star centre also took to Instagram to refute claims she had been overlooked, posting a photo featuring an excerpt from a Basketball Australia email (pictured)
Cambage recently launched a career on OnlyFans, an online subscription service most commonly known for providing adult entertainment content
The 30-year-old previously represented Australia in two Olympic Games and is a four-time WNBA All-Star.
Cambage recently launched a career on OnlyFans, an online subscription service most commonly known for providing adult content.
She teased a career on the platform in April to her social media following but has finally taken the plunge, regularly posting lingerie and bikini photos to Instagram.
Last month the basketball star said she was ‘scared’ to make the move to OnlyFans, but had been tempted by the ‘crazy’ money she could make.
‘Every other girl is on OnlyFans at the moment, all the influencers, so I thought just do it,’ she said. ‘I was so scared to actually do it.
‘But I had my friends and family push me and say don’t worry what anyone says – people are either going to love you or hate you regardless.’
Cambage (pictured) recently launched a career on OnlyFans, an online subscription service most commonly known for providing adult entertainment content
The star player also collaborated with singer Rhianna by posing up a storm in numerous pieces from her lingerie line ‘Savage X Fenty’.
Cambage was reprimanded by BA last month, after an investigation into a physical and verbal altercation she had with Nigeria players during a warm-up game before the Tokyo Olympics.
An integrity panel found she was guilty of ‘prohibitive conduct’ on one charge but dismissed three others.
The star escaped a fine or suspension, with the low-grade penalty leaving her available for World Cup selection.
Cambage pulled out of Australia’s Tokyo campaign in the days after the Nigeria practice game due to mental health concerns, revealing she’d been having panic attacks about going into the Games bubble.
In announcing her withdrawal from the Opals team in July, she wished her Opals team-mates ‘the best of luck’ but said she needed to take care of her mental health.
The star player (pictued) has also collaborated with singer Rhianna by posing up a storm in numerous pieces from her lingerie line ‘Savage X Fenty’
‘Every athlete competing at the Olympic Games should be at their mental and physical peak, and I am a long where from where I want and need to be,’ the player posted to Instagram.
‘It’s no secret I have had my struggles with mental health in the past and living in a bubble without family and friends (in Tokyo) is honestly terrifying for me.
‘Relying on daily medication to control my anxiety is not the place I want to be right now. It breaks my heart to withdraw from the Olympics, but I think it is the best decision for the Opals and myself right now.’
She initially threatened to boycott the Tokyo Olympics over a perceived lack of racial diversity in the Australian Olympic Committee’s promotional photos.
The star wrote at the time: ‘How am I meant to represent a country that doesn’t even represent me’.
Cambage (pictured during a match between the Australian Opals and Brazil in 2012) completed the WNBA season with the Las Vegas Aces following the Tokyo Olympics
The world No.2-ranked Opals struggled after Cambage’s late withdrawal, losing their quarter-final in Tokyo.
Her absence in Tokyo proved crucial, with Sandy Brondello’s team sent packing in the quarter-finals.
Many felt Australia would have been a genuine medal chance if Cambage had been on court with the team.
Cambage completed the WNBA season with the Las Vegas Aces after the Olympics.
In September she tested positive to Covid-19 and went into isolation but experienced only minor symptoms.