Sue Bird Wiki, Bio
Sue Bird is a former American basketball player representing Seattle Storm in the WNBA. She was the 1st player to be drafted by the Seattle Storm in the 2002 WNBA draft and is among the top women’s basketball players in history. She is the only player in WNBA to have won the title in 3 separate decades. She worked as a basketball associate for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and has also represented 3 teams in Russia. She has dual citizenship in the countries Israel and the United States.
Sue Bird played her last match for Seattle Storms against Las Vegas Aces, ending her unparalleled basketball 20-year career on the 6th, September 2022, Tuesday.
Sue Bird Age
Suzanne Brigit Bird, much popular as Sue Bird, came into the world on 16Th October 1980, in Syosset, NY, in the United States. She is 41 years of age as of 2022. She is an American national. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She has mixed ethnicity.
Sue Bird Height, Weight, Physical Appearance
Sue Bird stands tall at 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 68 kg. She has a very athletic body and maintains her body with her regular physical exercise routine. She has a fit body with a balanced diet.
Sue Bird Family | Parents | Early Life
Sue Bird was born to her parents, Herschel Bird and Nancy Bird, in Nassau County, NY, on Long Island in the United States. She has a sibling sister named Jen. She has origins from Russian-Jewish from her paternal ancestry. She has the citizenship of Israel since 2006 by virtue of her paternal Jewish ancestry but with the added benefit of dual citizenship, she represents the United States in her basketball events.
She had a keen interest in sports since childhood, inspired by her older athlete sister. She loves to play soccer, tennis, and track race, in addition to her primary sports, basketball. She started her basketball game when she was in 6th grade. She showed her skills in a halftime game of St. John’s when she was just 11 and was asked for an autograph by a security person who was too much impressed by her game.
Sue Bird Education
She initially attended Syosset High School, where she started her beginner’s game in basketball. She then got into the regional high school located in Queens to up her game with more competition. Her team won the title NY state championship, and she was awarded NY state player of the year. She was selected in the WNBA All-American and scored 11 points in her All-American game. She moved to Boston College and got in terms with UConn.
Sue Bird Career
She has led the Storms to win the WNBA title in 2004, 2010, 2018, and 2020. She is the Olympic gold medal winner four 4 times in the years 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. She scored 33 scoring points in her 1st year in WNBA. She stood up with outstanding performance leading her team to grab their 1st WNBA title. She entered the list of only 11 women to have won an NCAA title, WNBA title, and Olympic gold medal. Brittney Griner, currently involved in the Russian controversy, is also on the list.
She had injury issues in the 2012 WNBA season, but she recovered and played 29 matches in the regular season in addition to the playoffs.
She again faced a knee injury and missed out on the entire 2013 WNBA season pertaining to the injury. She made an excellent comeback in the following season with an average of 10.6 points per game and was nominated for WNBA all-star. She scored 21 points in the promising victory against Washington Mystics and surpassed Lauren Jakcson to become the Storm’s leading scorer.
The Storms made it into the finals for the 1st time and successfully won the title in 8 long years. In 2019, she underwent knee surgery and was dropped out of the season. The Storms were unable to defend the title with the absence of their leading scorer Sue Bird facing elimination in the 2nd round itself against the Los Angeles Sparks.
She was the record player to appear the most number of times in the WNBA league, having played in the 18th season in 2021. She had an extraordinary overseas career as well and played in Russia for Dynamo Moscow in the 2004-05 WNBA off-season. She continued to play for the same team in the 2005-06 WNBA off-season and reached in the playoffs of the Russian championship and Euroleague. She played for UMMC Ekaterinburg in the off-seasons from 2011-14 and won three consecutive titles for the team in Russian League.
Sue Bird Net Worth | How much does Sue Bird make per year?
The prominent basketball star player is estimated to have a net worth of $8 million with her amazing basketball career. She has earned a good amount of money with her international career as well.
Is Sue Bird Lesbian/gay?
She has not hesitated to reveal her same-s*x relationship and has announced herself as a Lesbian. She is in a long-time love live-in relationship with her partner Megan Rapinoe.