Maribel, who grew up in El Paso, Texas, in the 1970s, has lived in Los Angeles since 1995 and is known for her strong support of the Lakers.
The Lakers, the team she played for in the 1980s and 90s, recently traded for Maribel and her husband, James, a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Cave said she does not believe in the Losers, who she said are trying to buy out the Lakers for $1 billion.
“I don’t believe in Losers,” Cave said.
“I don, you know, have any kind of connection to Losers.
I don’t think they deserve a shot.”
James was not available for comment.
The Lakers have won nine of their last 10 games, including their best start in nearly five years.
The Clippers are on a nine-game win streak.
James was in the final year of his contract in 2019, when he signed a three-year deal worth $75 million.
James was traded to the New York Knicks on April 5, 2020.
He is scheduled to make $8.7 million this season.
He played in only 22 games this season because of an ankle injury suffered in the season opener against Atlanta.
He averaged 17.8 points and 9.7 rebounds for the Lakers last season and is one of the NBA’s top scorers.
He was averaging 23.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocks during his seven-year career.
Cave, who played at UCLA, has been a prominent voice for the league on race and police reform.
She recently attended a vigil for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died after being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes.
In March, she told USA Today she would be willing to give up her Clippers salary if the Lakers could trade James.
“I know how hard this game is,” Cave told USA TODAY.
“And I know how difficult it is to have to sell my soul for that amount of money.
I’d do it for them if they wanted me.
I would give up everything for the team.
And I’d give it all up for them.
I’m willing to sacrifice for the best of the best.”