Sue Bird is an American-born professional basketball player who is currently the senior member of the Women’s National Basketball Association. She is also a citizen of the State of Israel. Sue was selected by the Storm as the first overall pick in the 2002 WNBA draft and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in WNBA history. Bird has been playing with the Storm since 2002. She worked as a Basketball Operations Associate with the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, gaining valuable front office experience. She also represented three different Russian teams.
Sue Bird early life
Sue Bird’s parents, Herschel and Nancy Bird, welcomed her on October 16, 1980, in Syosset, Nassau County, New York. She has a sibling, a sister who is a year older than her. Although her father’s ancestors are of Russian Jewish descent and their original surname was ‘Boorda’, she also holds Israeli citizenship, but prefers to represent her home country, the United States, at international events. Bird has a lifelong interest in sports, which she attributes to her athletic older sister, who was a role model for her. In addition to basketball, she also played soccer, tennis and track and field. Bird started participating in AAU basketball when he was in sixth grade. She made her halftime debut of a St. John’s basketball game when she was just 11 years old; her performance was so remarkable that a guard approached her and asked for her autograph.
Sue Bird spent his first and second years at Syosset High School playing, but he wanted more competition. So she attended Christ the King Regional High School in Queens, New York, where she graduated with honors. Bird played two seasons with Christ the King, helping the Royals with a 24-3 record in her junior year. Her team went undefeated in the second season, winning both the New York State Championship and the National Championship. Bird has received numerous awards, including New York State Player of the Year and New York Daily News Player of the Year, among other accolades. Sue was selected as a WBCA All-American player. She competed in the WBCA High School All-America Game, scoring 11 points, and was named MVP.
Sue Bird Career
Sue was the Storm’s first pick in the 2002 WNBA draw. Before the Storm, Bird started all 32 games and averaged 14.4 ppg. She started for the Western Conference All-Stars in 2002. Second place for Rookie of the Year made the All-WNBA First Team. Sue had 33 points against the Fire in her debut. She has been a Western Conference All-Star since her freshman year. Bird and Lauren Jackson were part of a formidable duo that led the Storm to their first WNBA title in 2004. As a WNBA champion, Bird became one of 11 women to do so. Bird hit a game-winning three-pointer with two seconds left in Game 2 to lift the Storm to the 2010 WNBA Finals. Bird suffered from knee problems in 2012 and later played 29 games in the regular season and the playoffs. She returned to the Storm in 2020, but the season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bird re-signed with the Storm for one season in 2021, passing Milton-Jones for most of the WNBA seasons. Bird made the national team in 2002 and competed in the World Championships in Zhangjiagang, Changzhou and Nanjing. Van Chancellor led the squad. She was invited to the national team again in September 2006 for the World Championships in Sao Paulo. In the summer of 2008, she was again invited to the 2008 Olympic basketball team. In Beijing, China, the team won gold. Bird played in all eight games and led the team with 14 steals. Sue was invited to the 2009 U.S. women’s basketball team training camp. They then travel to Ekaterinburg, Russia, for the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.
Sue Bird has a social media presence on Instagram where she has 560K followers and 1223 followers as well as 744 posts. She has also been active on Twitter since August 2013, where she currently has 161K followers and 541 followers.
Sue Bird Biography
|Real name||Suzanne Brigit Bird|
|Date of birth||October 16, 1980|
|Age (from 2022)||41 years|
|Birthplace||Syosset, New York, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 68kg – in pounds – 150 pounds|
|shoe size||8 (US)|
|Hair colour||Dark brown|
|eye color||Dark brown|
|School||Christ the King High School, Syosset High School|
|Secondary school||University of Connecticut|
|Marital status||In a relationship|
|Is she a lesbian?||Yes|
|Female friend||Megan Rapinoe|
She got engaged to soccer player Megan Rapinoe on October 30, 2020 and currently they are both living happily ever after. They had both spent a lot of time together getting to know each other better and developing a close friendship. Sue Bird came out publicly as a lesbian on July 20, 2017. According to our sources, she seems to be happy with her current relationship.
Sue Bird Net Worth
Sue Bird has a total net worth of $6 million dollars which is derived entirely from her success as a professional basketball player. She is completely devoted to her sport and determined to fulfill her aspirations in life.
- Sue was a member of the United States Olympic basketball team from 2003 to 2004.
- She was a three-time champion of the Russian league with UMMC Ekaterinburg, winning the title three years in a row.
- In 2000, she represented the United States of America basketball team in Taipei, Taiwan. Bird played in all four games and was the team’s main assist in the gold medal game with 17 assists.
- Her 2013 season was cut short due to post-season knee surgery, which she underwent.
- Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez lead the United States delegation at the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on August 5.