& # 39; It never makes me bitter & # 39 ;: basketball star Liz Cambage blames sexism for pay gaps between men and women in sports … while she zooms in on the 240 million dollar contract of Ben Simmons NBA player
Australian basketball star Ben Simmons signed a massive $ 240 million NBA contract, making him the best-earning Australian athlete of all time.
And after the announcement, the Australian Opals and the star Las Vegas Aces Liz Cambage have revealed the challenges of female basketball players.
& # 39; It's hard to know that if I were born a man and did exactly the same thing, I would have more money than sense, & # 39; she told the Herald Sun. on Sunday.
Liz Cambage (left) has discussed the struggle that female basketball players face as they open up the new (right) new NBA deal from Australian star Ben Simmons (right) in America
Liz, 27, continued: & # 39; We know the WNBA doesn't earn 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. & # 39;
The athlete, who is considered one of the best female basketball players in the world, added that she is not & # 39; bitter here & # 39; over is.
& # 39; I am saddened that if I have children and if I have a daughter and a son, he will earn as much more money as they both want to exercise & # 39 ;, she concluded.
& # 39; It's hard to know that if I were born a man and did exactly the same thing, I would have more money than sense, & # 39; told the Australian Opals player and the Las Vegas Aces, 27, to the Herald Sun.
During her interview on Sunday, Liz, who is considered one of the best female basketball players in the world, added that she is not & # 39; bitter here & # 39; over is
During the interview, Liz Ben, 22, congratulated the huge deal, revealing that she had known him since he was 13 years old.
It was revealed last week that Ben is one of the most wanted NBA players in the US, with his side, the Philadelphia 76ers, fighting to keep the Melbourne-born star.
They offered him a five-year contract extension of $ 240.4 million, which would make him about five million dollars a year for five years if he accepts.
Celebration: Liz, who grew up in Coffs Harbor, New South Wales, congratulated Ben, 22, on the huge deal, revealing that she has known him since he was 13 years old
In demand: It was revealed last week that Ben (photo) is one of the most wanted NBA players in the US, with the Philadelphia 76ers fighting to keep the Melbourne-born star
In combination with Ben & # 39; s $ 37 million rookie contract, he now earns more money than other Australian athletes, including golfer Jason Day, F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, and top basketball players Matthew Dellavedova and Joe Ingles.
He also has endorsement deals with Nike sportswear icon, which is estimated to be worth $ 20 million for five years.
That deal also offers Simmons $ 20 million in bonuses.
Record breaking: they offered the 22-year-old a $ 240.4 million five-year contract extension, which would give him about $ 50 million a year for five years if he accepted
Big earner: Ben also has endorsement deals with Nike sportswear icon, which is estimated to be worth $ 20 million for five years. I am pictured with ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner in February 2019
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