While the extent of the comments isn’t known, Cambage took to Instagram to respond, calling out the coach for his words. “If there’s one thing about me, it’s that I will never let a man disrespect me. Ever. Ever. Ever,” said Cambage.
“To the coach of Connecticut, I’m sorry little sir man I do not know your name, but the next time you try to call out a referee trying to get a call being like, ‘Come on, she 300 pounds,’ I’m going to need you to get it right, baby, because I’m 6-8, I’m weighing, I just double-checked because I love to correct and give facts, I’m weighing 235 pounds and I’m really, very proud of being a big b*tch, a big buddy, big Benz baby. So, don’t ever try to disrespect me or another woman in the league.”
Miller since apologised for the comments he made in the “heat of the moment.” In a statement reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, Miller explained: “During last night’s game, while arguing a call with an official, I made an inappropriate and offensive comment in reference to Liz Cambage’s height and weight.” He continued, “I regret what I said in the heat of the moment and want to sincerely apologise to Liz and the entire Aces organisation. I understand the gravity of my words and have learned from this.”
By standing up for herself - and her body - Cambage sends a strong message to all women around the world. It’s never OK to be body-shamed, regardless of your weight and by calling out such actions, Cambage is doing her part to ensure such behaviour is eliminated from the world of sport. For young women growing up dreaming of playing in the WNBA, you can only imagine how significant such a moment is.