WNBA coach suspended after weight comment, player fires back: ‘little White one’
Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller was suspended by the WNBA for making an “offensive” comment to a referee about Las Vegas Aces star Liz Cambage during a game on Sunday night.
Miller reportedly complained to a referee saying Cambage weighs “300 pounds” in an effort to get a foul called against her. Cambage, whose actual weight is 235 pounds, was offended by the comment.
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Cambage, the No. 2 pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft, said that she overheard Miller say something along the lines of: “C’mon, she’s 300 pounds!”
In response to the harsh remarks made by Miller, Cambage fired back with a post on social media. She said that she’s “very proud of being a big b–ch.”
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“I will never let a man disrespect me, ever, ever, ever, especially a little white one,” Cambage said.
On Monday morning, Miller issued an apology to Cambage.
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“I made an inappropriate and offensive comment in reference to Liz Cambage’s height and weight,” Miller said via TMZ Sports. “I regret what I said in the heat of the moment and want to sincerely apologize to Liz and the entire Aces organization.”
Miller added: “I understand the gravity of my words and have learned from this.”
Miller was suspended for one game and was issued a $10,000 fine. He will miss the Sun game against the Seattle Storm on Tuesday.