“Pray for This to End”: Ex-WNBA Star Liz Cambage Cries Out for Israel and “Her People”, Bringing Awareness to Over 1,200,000 People

Australian professional basketball player Liz Cambage has often been in the news for her controversial decisions and conduct on and off the court. She recently caught everyone’s attention when she prayed for a war-torn country. But why did she involve herself with a sensitive subject? Is it another controversial move by Cambage? And how is she related to the country and its people?

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For the unversed, Liz Cambage is a former Los Angeles Sparks player who stepped away from the WNBA during the 2022 season. She later joined the Maccabi Bnot Ashdod of the Israeli Female Basketball Premier League. Let us have a look at how she raised awareness.

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Liz Cambage posted 2 stories on Instagram for Ashdod following an attack by Hamas on the city. On Monday she spread awareness among 1,200,000 people with a “Pray for this to end” caption. She also posted a team picture of Ashdod reminiscing about the enjoyable time she spent with her colleagues. Thus, Cambage encourages people to pray for peace between the two regions.

For the unversed, a war broke out between Israel and Hamas, the group that controls the controversial Gaza Strip. Following the horrendous attack, Israel too plunged into retaliatory fire. The conflict has almost every country divided based on their support to different regions. One such attack also took place in Ashdod, a city south of the capital- Tel Aviv.

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Cambage had earlier exited the Los Angeles Spark of the WNBA league after playing only 25 games during the 2022 season. She departed after a humiliating 84-66 loss to her former team Las Vegas Aces. Following the tough decision, Cambage agreed to join the Maccabi Bnot Ashdod of the Israeli Female Basketball Premier League. As per Soccer Stand, Cambage’s team Maccabi Bnot Ashdod advanced to the league’s Finals only to be upended by Elitzur Ramla.

Overall, the 32-year-old performance brought the best out of her new team. Her side also had three other former WNBA players namely: Natisha Hiedeman, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, and Kalani Brown. Overall, as per Asia Basket Cambage averaged 19 points with 1.8 assists per contest and 11.5 rebounds per game.

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Meanwhile, Cambage had to skip the Olympics post a pre-game niggle with Nigerian team players. The London-born as per speculations had elbowed a Nigerian player and slapped another one before being allegedly involved in a racist incident which left the Opals as well as the Nigerian players in splits. For the record, Cambage herself shares an ancestry with the Nigerians from her father’s side.

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Thus, Liz just like many people is praying for peace. Will she ever return to WNBA? More importantly, will any team after her small stints with WNBA teams take her into the league? Do let us know in the comments below.


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