Los Angeles Sparks center Liz Cambage pushed back Sunday against a report from an Australian newspaper that she directed a racial slur toward the Nigerian women’s basketball team during a pre-Olympic scrimmage last year in Las Vegas.

“The incident that took place in the pre-Olympic scrimmage with the Nigerian national team was handled privately almost a year ago,” Cambage, who was playing for the Australian women’s national team at the time, wrote Sunday night in a statement posted to Instagram. “I am very disappointed and hurt by the events and accusations that have unfolded in the Australian media. The account of what took place is inaccurate and misleading. I did not use the racial slur toward the Nigerian team that has been circulating.” Read More