“I’m sorry to leave so suddenly and wish it had ended differently.”
The 30-year-old Australian led the league in scoring with 53 points per game when he joined the Sparks in February and has since averaged 13.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 25 games.
“We support Liz Cambage’s decision to terminate her contract with the organization,” Sparks managing partner Eric Holloman said in a July group press release. “We want what’s best for Liz and have agreed to part ways amicably.”
Following his departure on July 26, Los Angeles lost eight of its final nine regular season games and missed the playoffs for the second straight year.
“I hope the WNBA will do their part to create safe environments and a strong support system for their players,” Cambage’s post continued.
“While I will miss rocking the purple and gold, I am taking this time to focus on my healing and personal growth before the rumors of the past come to light.”
Sparks was signed by Cambridge as a free agent last year ahead of allegations that she led racial slurs at a closed training session against the Nigerian national team before the Olympics were announced in May 2022.
“The charges against the other three have been dismissed,” the statement continued, without elaborating on their nature. Cambage denied the allegations and later withdrew from the Australian Olympic team, citing mental health reasons.