August 17, 2018 on BleacherReport.com

Liz Cambage is in a hurry. The center for the WNBA’s Dallas Wings quickly steps out of the elevator, on the ninth floor, arriving at one of her favorite local restaurants, Mercury Chophouse. She struts to her customary table, the third one on the right, the one with the pea-green cushions.

The 6’8″ MVP candidate from Australia has just 40 minutes. She has to leave for a medical appointment to tend to what happened the night before.

Cambage was pulled to the ground as Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones’ arm smacked her in the neck. She hit her head on the hardwood and was forced to exit the game.

An offensive foul was called on Jones but not a flagrant one, surprising even the broadcasters.

“A lot of people are worried, but I’m fine,” Cambage says. “Just a bit of whiplash.”

All her life, she has been battered and bruised on the court and told she was too tall, too loud, too much off it. Her critics advise her to keep quiet. Not to fight back. As a female athlete, she was taught to take her lumps and be grateful for each and every one of them, like they were Christmas gifts and not coal. (READ FULL STORY HERE).