Sue Bird WNBA, Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Wife, College, Salary, and Net Worth

Sue Bird Bio | Wiki

Sue Bird is an American-Israeli professional basketball player who plays for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team drafted her first overall in the 2002 WNBA draft and she is considered to be one of the greatest players in WNBA history.

On June 16, 2022, Bird confirmed publicly that she will retire from playing professional basketball after the 2022 WNBA season. She is the only WNBA player to win titles in three different decades as of 2021. Furthermore, Bird held a front-office position for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets as their Basketball Operations Associate. She has also played for three teams in Russia.

She was invited to the USA Basketball Women’s National Team training camp in the fall of 2009. The team was chosen to play for the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics is usually selected from these participants. At the end of the training camp, the team will travel to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where they compete in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.

Sue Bird Age

Sue was born on October 16, 1980, in Syosset, New York, in the United States. She is 41 years old. Sue celebrates her birthday on October 16, every year.

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Sue Bird Height

She is a woman of above-average stature. Sue stands at a height of 5 ft 9 in ( Approx1.75 m).

Sue Bird Parents

She was born in Syosset, Nassau County, New York, on Long Island to Herschel and Nancy Bird. Sue has one sibling, an older sister named Jen. Sue’s father’s ancestry is Russian-Jewish, and their original last name was “Boorda”.Sue is also an Israeli citizen since 2006, on account of her Jewish father and paternal grandparents, but she represents her birth country, the United States, in international competitions.

Sue Bird Wife | Married

Sue is married to her wife Megan Rapinoe an Olympic gold medalist. The two started dating in 2017 and became engaged in October 2020 in Antigua. She and her wife Megan met at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and began dating shortly after. Megan is a professional soccer player who plays as a winger and captains OL Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), as well as the United States national team.

Sue Bird College

She studied at Syosset High School and Christ the King Regional High School in Queens, New York. Later on, Sue attended the University of Connecticut and joined the team in 2002, she received the Wade Trophy and the Naismith Award as College Player of the Year. She completed her UConn career ranked first in three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, second in assists and steals, and as a three-time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the nation while leading her team to a record of 114–4.

Sue Bird Megan Rapinoe

Sue is married to her wife Megan Rapinoe an Olympic gold medalist. The two started dating in 2017 and became engaged in October 2020 in Antigua. She and her wife Megan met at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and began dating shortly after. Megan is a professional soccer player who plays as a winger and captains OL Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), as well as the United States national team.

Sue Bird Larry Bird

Sue and Larry Bird are not related. They are the greatest stars in the history of American basketball who just share the same last name. She admitted that she used to lie and tell everyone that the Celtics star was her uncle. Sue told her fake uncle the story while shooting a recent ad.

Sue Bird Olympics

She competed for the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The Americans received their fifth straight gold medal. Sue also competed for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics, helping the team win its sixth straight gold medal, as they beat Spain 101–72 in the gold medal game. This was her fourth Olympic title. On July 23, 2021, in the lead-up to her quest for her fifth gold medal, Sue carried the U.S. flag at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Sue Bird Diana Taurasi

Her US Olympic teammate is Diana Taurasi who together became the only two Olympic basketball players of any gender to win five Olympic gold medals. Diana is one of 11 women to win an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA Championship, a FIBA World Cup gold as well as a WNBA Championship.

Sue Bird Jersey

She has a Nike Black Rebel Edition Jersey, Nike Green Explorer Edition Jersey, Victory Custom Jersey – Rebel Edition, and 2021 Victory Custom Jersey.

Sue Bird Uconn

She completed her UConn career ranked first in three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, second in assists and steals, as well as a three-time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the nation while leading her team to a record of 114–4. Sue considered UConn the favorite, but she started to waver when Keirsten Walters and Brianne Stepherson, both point guards, reported commitments to UConn. She became worried that there might not be room for her to play.

Sue Bird WNBA | Basketball Player

She plays for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team drafted her first overall in the 2002 WNBA draft and she is considered to be one of the greatest players in WNBA history. On June 16, 2022, Bird confirmed publicly that she will retire from playing professional basketball after the 2022 WNBA season. She is the only WNBA player to win titles in three different decades as of 2021.

The Seattle Storm selected Sue with the first overall pick of the 2002 WNBA draft. Sue would play with superstar Lauren Jackson who was also drafted first overall the year before. During her rookie season, Sue started all 32 games for the Storm and averaged 14.4 ppg. She became chosen as a starter on the 2002 WNBA Western Conference All-Star team. She became the runner-up for the Rookie of the Year award, and one of only two rookies to make the All-WNBA First Team. Both Sue and Jackson led the Storm to their first playoff appearance. Over her first year in the league, Sue scored a career-high 33 points in a regular-season game against the Portland Fire.

Sue Bird Salary

She earns a satisfying amount from her work as a professional basketball player who plays for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Sue’s average salary is $87,748 per year.

Sue Bird Net Worth

She gets her wealth from her work as a professional basketball player who plays for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Therefore, Sue has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Sue’s estimated net worth is $989,578.

Is Sue Bird Related To Larry Bird

No. Sue and Larry Bird are not related. They are the greatest stars in the history of American basketball who just share the same last name.

Is Sue Bird Married

Yes. Sue married her wife Megan Rapinoe an Olympic gold medalist. The two started dating in 2017 and became engaged in October 2020 in Antigua. She and her wife Megan met at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and began dating shortly after.

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