Australian basketball star Liz Cambage discusses struggles female players face

'It is hard knowing that maybe if I was born a man...': Basketball player Liz Cambage discusses fellow Australian star Ben Simmons' $240m NBA deal -saying female players don't 'have more money than sense' like male ones

By Joshua Fox and Thomas Duff For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:03 BST, 14 July 2019 | Updated: 00:05 BST, 14 July 2019

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Australian basketball star Ben Simmons set to sign a massive $240million NBA contract - making him the highest earning Australian athlete of all time. 

And following the recent announcement, Australian Opals and the Las Vegas Aces star Liz Cambage has revealed the struggles female basketball face in comparison.

'It is hard knowing that maybe if I was born a man and doing the exact same thing I would have more money than sense,' she told the Herald Sun on Sunday.

Liz Cambage has discussed the struggles female basketball players face while opening up about fellow Australian star Ben Simmons' new $240m NBA deal in America. Pictured Liz Cambage

Liz Cambage has discussed the struggles female basketball players face while opening up about fellow Australian star Ben Simmons' new $240m NBA deal in America. Pictured Ben Simmons

Liz Cambage (left) has discussed the struggles female basketball players face while opening up about fellow Australian star Ben Simmons' (right) new $240m NBA deal in America 

Liz, 27, continued: 'We know the WNBA is not making billions of dollars like the NBA, but we want to be in a place where we don't have to play basketball all year round.'

The athlete, who is regarded as one of the best female basketball players in the world, added that she is not 'bitter' about this though. 

'It makes me sad that if I have children and if I have a daughter and a son he is going to make so much more money if they both want to play sport,' she concluded. 

'It is hard knowing that if I was born a man and doing the exact same thing I would have more money than sense,' the Australian Opals and the Las Vegas Aces' player, 27, told the Herald Sun

'It is hard knowing that if I was born a man and doing the exact

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