Liz Cambage apologizes to Sparks for her abrupt departure

When Liz Cambage abruptly said goodbye to the Sparks late last month, the team was half a game away from a playoff spot, with nine games to go.

The Sparks won just one more game before ending the season with a 116-88 loss to the Dallas Wings on Sunday and missing the postseason for the second straight season.

On Monday, Cambage apologized to her former team for the way she ended her tenure.

“Playing for the Sparks was a dream come true and I’m honored to have shared the court with such amazing ladies for so long,” Cambage wrote on Instagram. “I’m sorry I left abruptly and wish it had ended differently.”

Cambage also announced that she would be “retiring from the league for the time being.”

The Sparks signed Cambage to a one-year deal ahead of the 2022 season – with the four-time All Star agreeing to a deal below the league maximum – despite their history of sudden team departures. The Australia national team member declined to return to the Tulsa Shock for the remainder of the WNBA season after the 2012 Olympics, citing physical exhaustion. Last year, she withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics less than two weeks before the game due to mental health issues.

Cambage has not given a specific reason for leaving the Sparks and the WNBA, but she wrote, “I will be taking this time to focus on my healing and personal growth before clearing past rumors” and “I am confident that the WNBA will do its part to create safer environments and a stronger support system for its players.”

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Emma Bowman

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