Andrew Bogut fires back at Liz Cambage after shock accusations

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Aussie basketball Andrew Bogut (pictured right) during a basketball match and (pictured left) Liz Cambage during a media conference.
Aussie basketball Andrew Bogut (pictured right) has taken aim at Liz Cambage (pictured left) after a bombshell report was released. (Getty Images)

Aussie basketball great Andrew Bogut has let rip at Liz Cambage after a report allegedly revealed what the former Opal star said to the Nigerian team in a controversial saga.

Cambage found herself back in the spotlight earlier this month after former Opals captain Jenna O'Hea confirmed reports of what Cambage said to spark a nasty altercation during a game against Nigeria last year.

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Cambage was independently investigated at the time and issued a formal reprimand, before withdrawing from the Opals' side for the Tokyo Olympics and vowing to never play for Australia again.

In a Sunday Telegraph report, it was alleged Cambage called the Nigerian players 'monkeys' during the controversy.

Earlier in the month, O'Hea confirmed claims that Cambage told her Nigerian rivals to "go back to your third world country" in a practice game incident in Las Vegas before the Tokyo Games.

Australia's Olympic campaign was derailed after Cambage withdrew soon after, citing mental health concerns about entering the Olympic bubble.

And following the report on the weekend, Bogut has called out Cambage on social media.

“The truth will always come to light," he wrote.

When someone asked if Bogut felt 'vindicated', the former basketballer said: “Didn’t need to be. I knew the truth and trust the people who told me from the start.”

Andrew Bogut calls out Liz Cambage

Earlier in May, Bogut - who has had a long-running feud with Cambage - claimed her comment was actually a lot worse than first reported.

"You've just got the PG version, there was much more than that - I'm just glad someone's come out and said it," Bogut told 2GB radio.

"It was beyond despicable. There's much more in there that you can't say on radio ... there's some other words that you can never repeat, that I'd never even say, to be honest with you."

Liz Cambage (pictured) during a basketball match.
Australian basketball great Andrew Bogut has had a long-running feud with Liz Cambage (pictured). (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Cambage was earlier asked about her move to Los Angeles to play for the Sparks in the WNBL and took a shot at Basketball Australia.

"I'm living my best life. I'm supported, I'm protected on a level that the Opals or the Australian team never gave to me," she told the program.

"My heart lies with those who want to protect me and those who want me to be the best I can be, and I never felt that at the Opals at all. So yeah, I'm good."

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