In a conference call on Wednesday, Cambage explained that she was recently assessed a technical foul for looking at a referee.
“It makes me feel like they’re trying to make it more ladylike, but that’s not how we play,” Cambage said. “We play like fierce women.”
Liz Cambage on officiating issues: "I got a technical last week for *looking* at a referee. I don't understand why our emotion and our passion is being suppressed. Let us play our game and don't try to soften it. It makes me feel like they're trying to make it more 'ladylike.' "
— Mechelle Voepel (@MechelleV) July 18, 2018
Cambage on the officiating: “I don’t understand why our emotion … is being suppressed That is part of who we are. We are women and we are powerful. It makes me feel like they’re trying to make us more ladylike, but that’s not how we play. We play like fierce women.”
— Lindsay Gibbs (@linzsports) July 18, 2018
Officiating issues have been a hot topic among players this season.
— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) July 11, 2018
Dream guard Tiffany Hayes—after hitting a crazy, game-winning three against the Sun on Tuesday—declined to comment on the officiating for fear of getting suspended or fined.
— High Post Hoops (@HighPostHoops) July 18, 2018