No love lost … Cambage and Bogut have been going back and forth on social media for over a year. (AP)
It appears the banter between Australian basketball stars Andrew Bogut and Liz Cambage has progressed well past playful.
Cambage, while appearing on Sideliners on Friday night, said she had lost all respect for the injured NBA centre after a year of bickering on Twitter.
“It’s kind of sad,” she said on the show.
“I look up to Andrew, he’s such a great post player, but … it’s so disrespectful and I just have no respect for that man.
“It’s quite sad. He’s an amazing basketballer, but just stop.”
It is no secret that two of Australia’s biggest (literally) basketball stars do not like each other.
Cambage said her bad blood with Bogut started when she attended a Black Lives Matter rally and he tweeted “protesting against police brutality in Melbourne is like protesting for less jumbo jets to be on highways”.
Bogut said a week later he “did some research”, was “shocked at the number of police shootings” in Melbourne and apologised, but that did not stop Cambage from labelling his initial claim “a load of BS” on Friday.
Cambage tweeted that the apology came “better late than never”, at which point he took a pop at her for skipping the start of the Opals’ training camp for Olympic qualifiers so she could attend Splendour In The Grass.
Andrew Bogut tweet: .@ecambage would not have guessed better late than never is your mantra!
Since then, the pair have traded a number of barbs on social media, with Cambage labelling Bogut “so foul” and “washed up”.
Bogut said the interactions were not a feud, rather they were “just an unemployed athlete and local blue light disco DJ having a bit of fun”.
But it seems the back and forth was more than “a bit of fun” for Cambage.