Liz Cambage catches Andrew Bogut in 'f***ing weird' lie

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Liz Cambage has reacted angrily to Andrew Bogut's recent suggestion the pair conspired to generate outrage in the media, with the WNBA star saying the pair are not generally on speaking terms. Pictures: Getty Images
Liz Cambage has reacted angrily to Andrew Bogut's recent suggestion the pair conspired to generate outrage in the media, with the WNBA star saying the pair are not generally on speaking terms. Pictures: Getty Images

Australian basketball star Liz Cambage has added another chapter to the feud between her and former champion Andrew Bogut.

Cambage and Bogut have butted heads numerous times on social media over a variety of issues, however it was ironically Bogut's attempt to play down the feud that has emerged between them.

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The WNBA star called out Bogut over his recent claim that he and Cambage are somewhat closer than their various arguments might suggest, angrily taking to Twitter to refute the suggestion the pair were friends.

Bogut had told news.com.au that he and Cambage actually talked frequently, and had conspired to drum up outrage over Cambage's threat to boycott the Tokyo Olympics.

“We were texting back and forth all week leading up to that,” Bogut said.

“We’re really close. We just thought we’d just light a little firecracker in the media.

“We’ve been texting and laughing about it … it’s been great."

Cambage though, wasn't amused by the revelation.

The Las Vegas Aces star accused Bogut of making up the story, declaring she and the former NBA champion were not close.

“Wow. I do not have your number, I have literally never spoken to you away from a BA (Basketball Australia) event,” she wrote.

“This obsession is just f***ing weird. And my name still in your mouth......get a f***ing life.”

Cambage has already claimed Bogut is 'obsessed' with her, after she made public her displeasure over what she called 'whitewashed' team photos in the lead-up to the Olympics.

Liz Cambage won't be silenced at Tokyo Olympic Games

Opals and WNBA superstar Cambage sparked backlash when she threatened to boycott the Tokyo Games over an Australian team photo shoot that she described as being "white-washed" and not racially diverse.

Cambage received plenty of support and also copped her fair share of criticism over the issue, before later backflipping on her boycott threat and declaring that she would be on the plane to Tokyo.

The 29-year-old - who took part in London 2012 and Rio 2016 - is the most experienced member of the 12-strong Australian squad which was named on Wednesday.

The imposing centre and Rebecca Allen will link with the national side for the first time in 16 months at a pre-Games camp in Las Vegas, which will serve as the Opals' final match practice before flying to Japan.

Australian basketball star Liz Cambage has vowed not to tone down out outspoken personality during the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo by Catalina Fragoso/NBAE via Getty Images)
Australian basketball star Liz Cambage has vowed not to tone down out outspoken personality during the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo by Catalina Fragoso/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cambage, who was born in London to an Australian mother and a Nigerian father, has been a vocal advocate regarding racism, discrimination and other issues.

There had been speculation as to whether the 29-year-old would compete in Tokyo after publicly condemning a photo shoot of Australian Olympians she slammed over its lack of racial diversity.

Australia's Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman is yet to speak with Cambage but conceded "she made a valid point" and vowed to support the Aussie star's right to speak her mind.

"It's important that athletes feel free to speak about issues close to their heart. We fully support that," Chesterman told AAP.

"It's not something we, as an Olympic movement, want to silence."

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