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Former WNBA star Liz Cambage signs with Israeli team

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Liz Cambage is playing basketball again.

The Australian center signed with Maccabi Bnot Ashdod, a team in Israel’s Division I league, the team announced on its social media. Maccabi Bnot Ashdod holds the No. 1 spot in the league standings and is also home to Natisha Hiedeman, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Kalani Brown.

Cambage last played for the Los Angeles Sparks but departed from the team before the season ended. She later announced that she planned to “step away” from the WNBA.

Conflict on and off the court marred Cambage’s time with the Sparks. Reports emerged of Cambage criticizing teammates, expressing discontent with her role on the team and taking a jersey number from a teammate.

Previously, Cambage has been candid about her mental health struggles, which she has also cited in her decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics.

Reports on the circumstances surrounding her withdrawal from the Australian national team, though, detailed a physical altercation between Cambage and members of the Nigerian national team during a closed-door scrimmage. She also reportedly directed a racist slur at Nigerian players, though Cambage has denied using the slur.

When she takes the court in Israel, she will add to her international résumé. She also has played in China, Australia and New Zealand.