From winning state titles at Christ the King and two NCAA crowns at UConn to capturing four WNBA titles and four Olympic gold medals, Bird has celebrated championships around the globe. She averaged 12.8 ppg while shooting a career-high in 3-point field goal percentage and led the league in assists with 5.8 apg. [32] She finished the game with 19 points along with a season-high of 13 assists. It didn't take the rest of the country long to put Bird on par with point guard royalty in the professional ranks. Bird ranks eighth in the WNBA in career points (6,262), and is the WNBA leader in career starts (519; she has never come off the bench) and career minutes (16,430). A month-and-a-half after winning gold, Bird and the Storm brought a title back to Seattle for the first time since the Sonics' 1979 championship. How did a girl from Syosset, New York, who once claimed soccer as her first love become one of the most successful basketball players in the world?

She is also a five-time EuroLeague Champion (2007-2010, 2013). Just 10 days before her 40th birthday, Sue Bird is celebrating her career fourth WNBA title. The USA team won eight of the nine games they played, but fell against Russia 75–68 in the medal round, so ended up with the bronze medal. "What this summer has taught I think all of us in the WNBA is that we have a voice and we do have this platform. Bird wasn't shooting well, missing eight straight shots at one point and was 1-for-6 on 3-pointers through three periods.

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During the first week of the 2019 season, Bird was sidelined as she once again underwent left knee surgery and was ruled out indefinitely.

", "I think basketball players, we're all shapes and sizes. NPR's Robert Baldwin III and Tinbete Ermyas produced and edited the audio version of this story. "So I think for me right now, it's a little -- it's almost surreal, shock. Bird now has four WNBA championships to go along with her two NCAA championships after the Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces for the 2020 WNBA championship. Bird is among the highest-paid players in the WNBA, currently earning $350,000 at the Storm. In 2018, Bird and Rapinoe became the first same-sex couple to feature on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue". A month later, the Lady Vols repaid the favor, ruining what had been a perfect season to that point with a one-point win in Storrs, Connecticut. Prior to the season, the Storm selected Breanna Stewart first overall in the 2016 WNBA draft, their second number one overall pick in a row after drafting Jewell Loyd the year before. [2] During her WNBA career, she has been selected to eleven WNBA All-Star teams and eight All-WNBA teams. [3][2] She has one sibling, an older sister named Jen. And to [the league's] credit, right from the jump, they were in," Bird said in an interview with NPR's Michel Martin on All Things Considered. First came a 2-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Sparks in the semis, followed by a 2-0 sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the conference finals. The team was coached by Geno Auriemma. The torch was passed, and by 2008, Bird was a regular starter for the Olympic team, adding gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Games, 2012 London Games and 2016 Rio Games. In April 2017, it was announced by the Storm that Bird had undergone left knee surgery earlier in the month, which caused her to miss training camp. [12] In her sophomore season (1999–2000), she came back to lead the team to a 36–1 record, the Big East Championship, and the 2000 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament. Sue Bird has won at every level, and the Seattle Storm point guard just added to an already overflowing trophy case 10 days ago with her fourth WNBA championship. Now Seattle has won two titles in three seasons, and likely will be the preseason favorite in 2021.

[48], Bird competed for the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Bird spent two seasons at Christ the King, and the Royals went 24–3 her junior year. Bird was drafted by the Storm first overall in the 2002 WNBA Draft.

She was selected as a starter on the 2002 WNBA Western Conference All-Star team. Bird was drafted by the Storm as the No.1 overall pick in the 2002 draft. The rosters were equally lavish, even Dream Team-esque, as players such as Lauren Jackson, Taurasi, Tina Thompson and Bird (below, from left, with von Kalmanovic) teamed up to sweep Russian Super League and EuroLeague titles. Enter Breanna Stewart. Bird was still able to play 29 games during the regular season and in the playoffs.

The Americans won their fifth straight gold medal.[49]. But Friday, Bird reaches another milestone: It's her 40th birthday.

She was voted as a WNBA all-star that year. Seattle lost in the Western Conference semifinals for five consecutive years following its 2004 title. "As someone who, hopefully, makes their teammates better and when needed can come up with big plays and big shots.". ", Also Read | Sue Bird Sets WNBA Assist Record In Finals Game. Seattle went on to sweep the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals and Bird -- who averaged a career-best 7.1 assists per game in the regular season -- was a champion again. We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020, How Black Women Athletes Paved The Way For The NBA Strike, GOP Senator On Defense As WNBA Team She Co-Owns Embraces Black Lives Matter. Bird 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. 481.4k Followers, 1,106 Following, 686 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Sue Bird (@sbird10) But everything about us, regardless of our play on the court, we're judged on. And soccer, you just don't see that just based on how they look.". Bird has always been a steady, consistent player on the court, but like Seattle teammate Breanna Stewart, tends to come up big when the game is on the line. With that win, the Storm would advance to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2010. [45], In 2010, Bird was named as one of the National team members to represent the USA Basketball team in the WNBA versus USA Basketball. She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 2000 Jones Cup Team in Taipei, Taiwan.

However, when Stepherson changed her mind and committed to Boston College, Bird committed to UConn.

1 in 2002. In high school, she was the New York State Player of the Year, the New York Daily News Player of the Year, and a WBCA All-American. In the 2016 season, Bird would have a resurgence, putting up her best numbers since coming back from knee surgery. The Storm had a 2–0 lead, lost two in a row and finished off the series with a win in game 5 at home. [11] Besides basketball, she played soccer and tennis and ran track.

The sixth game was against undefeated Australia — the USA jumped out to a 24-point lead and the USA prevailed 83–75. In the Finals, they would sweep the Washington Mystics, winning their first championship in 8 years. The others are Ruth Riley, Sheryl Swoopes, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, and fellow Huskies Swin Cash, Kara Wolters, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Tamika Catchings, and Asjha Jones. 1 pick in the WNBA draft -- and Cash, Jones and Williams also were selected within the first six picks of the first round. Sue Bird is playing some of her best basketball during this year’s WNBA playoffs as she nears a milestone birthday, joining the likes of Tom Brady and LeBron James of superstar athletes defying Father Time and still performing at a high level.

Bird finished the final with five assists to bring her career total to 107 assists in FIBA World Cup – making her the leader for the U.S. most assists at the World Cup. At the conclusion of the training camp, the team will travel to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where they compete in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.

Sue Bird has also achieved considerable success with the US Women's National Team. Despite losing the opening game in overtime of the Western Conference finals against Sacramento, Seattle rallied to reach the WNBA Finals, where it again lost the opening game but then won two straight to beat the Connecticut Sun. While only 11 years old, she played during halftime of a St. John's basketball game; her play was so impressive that a security guard asked for her autograph. 1 pick. While union leadership hammered out contracts with the league, Bird says one demand topped their list of "nonnegotiables": "Our season was going to have to be played with social justice messages, on our jerseys, on the floor — forefront. Little did Suzanne Brigit Bird from Long Island know just how far she'd go on a basketball court.

Sue Bird scored a season-high 22 points in game 5. [50], Bird publicly came out as a lesbian on July 20, 2017, saying that she had been dating soccer player Megan Rapinoe for several months. She was ruled out indefinitely. In the second season her team finished undefeated and won the New York state championship, and the national title. [36] By the end of the season, Bird finished with a career-high in assists, field goal shooting and a new career-high in three-point shooting percentage as the Storm finished as the number 1 seed in the league with a 26–8 record, receiving a double-bye to the semi-finals and home court advantage throughout the playoffs. "When you're a male athlete you're allowed to just play your sport. The Huskies went 39-0 and steamrolled opponents by a 35.4 average margin of victory, with just one single-digit win. All of Storms' four WNBA titles came with Bird on the field. Bird arrived in 2002.

The USA won its next two games by over 30 points, then faced the host team, the Czech Republic, in the championship game. Suzanne Brigit Bird (born October 16, 1980) is an Israeli-American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Sue Bird: Age, Family, Siblings, Parents, Ethnicity, Nationality. In 2006, Bird was invited back to the National team for the World Championships held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September 2006.

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From winning state titles at Christ the King and two NCAA crowns at UConn to capturing four WNBA titles and four Olympic gold medals, Bird has celebrated championships around the globe. She averaged 12.8 ppg while shooting a career-high in 3-point field goal percentage and led the league in assists with 5.8 apg. [32] She finished the game with 19 points along with a season-high of 13 assists. It didn't take the rest of the country long to put Bird on par with point guard royalty in the professional ranks. Bird ranks eighth in the WNBA in career points (6,262), and is the WNBA leader in career starts (519; she has never come off the bench) and career minutes (16,430). A month-and-a-half after winning gold, Bird and the Storm brought a title back to Seattle for the first time since the Sonics' 1979 championship. How did a girl from Syosset, New York, who once claimed soccer as her first love become one of the most successful basketball players in the world?

She is also a five-time EuroLeague Champion (2007-2010, 2013). Just 10 days before her 40th birthday, Sue Bird is celebrating her career fourth WNBA title. The USA team won eight of the nine games they played, but fell against Russia 75–68 in the medal round, so ended up with the bronze medal. "What this summer has taught I think all of us in the WNBA is that we have a voice and we do have this platform. Bird wasn't shooting well, missing eight straight shots at one point and was 1-for-6 on 3-pointers through three periods.

Related: Ageless Seattle star Sue Bird is the consummate champion.

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During the first week of the 2019 season, Bird was sidelined as she once again underwent left knee surgery and was ruled out indefinitely.

", "I think basketball players, we're all shapes and sizes. NPR's Robert Baldwin III and Tinbete Ermyas produced and edited the audio version of this story. "So I think for me right now, it's a little -- it's almost surreal, shock. Bird now has four WNBA championships to go along with her two NCAA championships after the Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces for the 2020 WNBA championship. Bird is among the highest-paid players in the WNBA, currently earning $350,000 at the Storm. In 2018, Bird and Rapinoe became the first same-sex couple to feature on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue". A month later, the Lady Vols repaid the favor, ruining what had been a perfect season to that point with a one-point win in Storrs, Connecticut. Prior to the season, the Storm selected Breanna Stewart first overall in the 2016 WNBA draft, their second number one overall pick in a row after drafting Jewell Loyd the year before. [2] During her WNBA career, she has been selected to eleven WNBA All-Star teams and eight All-WNBA teams. [3][2] She has one sibling, an older sister named Jen. And to [the league's] credit, right from the jump, they were in," Bird said in an interview with NPR's Michel Martin on All Things Considered. First came a 2-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Sparks in the semis, followed by a 2-0 sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the conference finals. The team was coached by Geno Auriemma. The torch was passed, and by 2008, Bird was a regular starter for the Olympic team, adding gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Games, 2012 London Games and 2016 Rio Games. In April 2017, it was announced by the Storm that Bird had undergone left knee surgery earlier in the month, which caused her to miss training camp. [12] In her sophomore season (1999–2000), she came back to lead the team to a 36–1 record, the Big East Championship, and the 2000 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament. Sue Bird has won at every level, and the Seattle Storm point guard just added to an already overflowing trophy case 10 days ago with her fourth WNBA championship. Now Seattle has won two titles in three seasons, and likely will be the preseason favorite in 2021.

[48], Bird competed for the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Bird spent two seasons at Christ the King, and the Royals went 24–3 her junior year. Bird was drafted by the Storm first overall in the 2002 WNBA Draft.

She was selected as a starter on the 2002 WNBA Western Conference All-Star team. Bird was drafted by the Storm as the No.1 overall pick in the 2002 draft. The rosters were equally lavish, even Dream Team-esque, as players such as Lauren Jackson, Taurasi, Tina Thompson and Bird (below, from left, with von Kalmanovic) teamed up to sweep Russian Super League and EuroLeague titles. Enter Breanna Stewart. Bird was still able to play 29 games during the regular season and in the playoffs.

The Americans won their fifth straight gold medal.[49]. But Friday, Bird reaches another milestone: It's her 40th birthday.

She was voted as a WNBA all-star that year. Seattle lost in the Western Conference semifinals for five consecutive years following its 2004 title. "As someone who, hopefully, makes their teammates better and when needed can come up with big plays and big shots.". ", Also Read | Sue Bird Sets WNBA Assist Record In Finals Game. Seattle went on to sweep the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals and Bird -- who averaged a career-best 7.1 assists per game in the regular season -- was a champion again. We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020, How Black Women Athletes Paved The Way For The NBA Strike, GOP Senator On Defense As WNBA Team She Co-Owns Embraces Black Lives Matter. Bird 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. 481.4k Followers, 1,106 Following, 686 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Sue Bird (@sbird10) But everything about us, regardless of our play on the court, we're judged on. And soccer, you just don't see that just based on how they look.". Bird has always been a steady, consistent player on the court, but like Seattle teammate Breanna Stewart, tends to come up big when the game is on the line. With that win, the Storm would advance to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2010. [45], In 2010, Bird was named as one of the National team members to represent the USA Basketball team in the WNBA versus USA Basketball. She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 2000 Jones Cup Team in Taipei, Taiwan.

However, when Stepherson changed her mind and committed to Boston College, Bird committed to UConn.

1 in 2002. In high school, she was the New York State Player of the Year, the New York Daily News Player of the Year, and a WBCA All-American. In the 2016 season, Bird would have a resurgence, putting up her best numbers since coming back from knee surgery. The Storm had a 2–0 lead, lost two in a row and finished off the series with a win in game 5 at home. [11] Besides basketball, she played soccer and tennis and ran track.

The sixth game was against undefeated Australia — the USA jumped out to a 24-point lead and the USA prevailed 83–75. In the Finals, they would sweep the Washington Mystics, winning their first championship in 8 years. The others are Ruth Riley, Sheryl Swoopes, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, and fellow Huskies Swin Cash, Kara Wolters, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Tamika Catchings, and Asjha Jones. 1 pick in the WNBA draft -- and Cash, Jones and Williams also were selected within the first six picks of the first round. Sue Bird is playing some of her best basketball during this year’s WNBA playoffs as she nears a milestone birthday, joining the likes of Tom Brady and LeBron James of superstar athletes defying Father Time and still performing at a high level.

Bird finished the final with five assists to bring her career total to 107 assists in FIBA World Cup – making her the leader for the U.S. most assists at the World Cup. At the conclusion of the training camp, the team will travel to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where they compete in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.

Sue Bird has also achieved considerable success with the US Women's National Team. Despite losing the opening game in overtime of the Western Conference finals against Sacramento, Seattle rallied to reach the WNBA Finals, where it again lost the opening game but then won two straight to beat the Connecticut Sun. While only 11 years old, she played during halftime of a St. John's basketball game; her play was so impressive that a security guard asked for her autograph. 1 pick. While union leadership hammered out contracts with the league, Bird says one demand topped their list of "nonnegotiables": "Our season was going to have to be played with social justice messages, on our jerseys, on the floor — forefront. Little did Suzanne Brigit Bird from Long Island know just how far she'd go on a basketball court.

Sue Bird scored a season-high 22 points in game 5. [50], Bird publicly came out as a lesbian on July 20, 2017, saying that she had been dating soccer player Megan Rapinoe for several months. She was ruled out indefinitely. In the second season her team finished undefeated and won the New York state championship, and the national title. [36] By the end of the season, Bird finished with a career-high in assists, field goal shooting and a new career-high in three-point shooting percentage as the Storm finished as the number 1 seed in the league with a 26–8 record, receiving a double-bye to the semi-finals and home court advantage throughout the playoffs. "When you're a male athlete you're allowed to just play your sport. The Huskies went 39-0 and steamrolled opponents by a 35.4 average margin of victory, with just one single-digit win. All of Storms' four WNBA titles came with Bird on the field. Bird arrived in 2002.

The USA won its next two games by over 30 points, then faced the host team, the Czech Republic, in the championship game. Suzanne Brigit Bird (born October 16, 1980) is an Israeli-American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Sue Bird: Age, Family, Siblings, Parents, Ethnicity, Nationality. In 2006, Bird was invited back to the National team for the World Championships held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September 2006.

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The 2001-02 UConn team, which had Bird and three other seniors (Swin Cash, Asjha Jones and Tamika Williams) in the starting lineup, is largely regarded as the best in women's college basketball history. "People are quick to talk about it, judge it, put it down. Bird averaged 5.6 points per game and led the team in assists with 26. [12] Sue became a very good player and started playing AAU basketball in the sixth grade.

From winning state titles at Christ the King and two NCAA crowns at UConn to capturing four WNBA titles and four Olympic gold medals, Bird has celebrated championships around the globe. She averaged 12.8 ppg while shooting a career-high in 3-point field goal percentage and led the league in assists with 5.8 apg. [32] She finished the game with 19 points along with a season-high of 13 assists. It didn't take the rest of the country long to put Bird on par with point guard royalty in the professional ranks. Bird ranks eighth in the WNBA in career points (6,262), and is the WNBA leader in career starts (519; she has never come off the bench) and career minutes (16,430). A month-and-a-half after winning gold, Bird and the Storm brought a title back to Seattle for the first time since the Sonics' 1979 championship. How did a girl from Syosset, New York, who once claimed soccer as her first love become one of the most successful basketball players in the world?

She is also a five-time EuroLeague Champion (2007-2010, 2013). Just 10 days before her 40th birthday, Sue Bird is celebrating her career fourth WNBA title. The USA team won eight of the nine games they played, but fell against Russia 75–68 in the medal round, so ended up with the bronze medal. "What this summer has taught I think all of us in the WNBA is that we have a voice and we do have this platform. Bird wasn't shooting well, missing eight straight shots at one point and was 1-for-6 on 3-pointers through three periods.

Related: Ageless Seattle star Sue Bird is the consummate champion.

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During the first week of the 2019 season, Bird was sidelined as she once again underwent left knee surgery and was ruled out indefinitely.

", "I think basketball players, we're all shapes and sizes. NPR's Robert Baldwin III and Tinbete Ermyas produced and edited the audio version of this story. "So I think for me right now, it's a little -- it's almost surreal, shock. Bird now has four WNBA championships to go along with her two NCAA championships after the Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces for the 2020 WNBA championship. Bird is among the highest-paid players in the WNBA, currently earning $350,000 at the Storm. In 2018, Bird and Rapinoe became the first same-sex couple to feature on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue". A month later, the Lady Vols repaid the favor, ruining what had been a perfect season to that point with a one-point win in Storrs, Connecticut. Prior to the season, the Storm selected Breanna Stewart first overall in the 2016 WNBA draft, their second number one overall pick in a row after drafting Jewell Loyd the year before. [2] During her WNBA career, she has been selected to eleven WNBA All-Star teams and eight All-WNBA teams. [3][2] She has one sibling, an older sister named Jen. And to [the league's] credit, right from the jump, they were in," Bird said in an interview with NPR's Michel Martin on All Things Considered. First came a 2-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Sparks in the semis, followed by a 2-0 sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the conference finals. The team was coached by Geno Auriemma. The torch was passed, and by 2008, Bird was a regular starter for the Olympic team, adding gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Games, 2012 London Games and 2016 Rio Games. In April 2017, it was announced by the Storm that Bird had undergone left knee surgery earlier in the month, which caused her to miss training camp. [12] In her sophomore season (1999–2000), she came back to lead the team to a 36–1 record, the Big East Championship, and the 2000 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament. Sue Bird has won at every level, and the Seattle Storm point guard just added to an already overflowing trophy case 10 days ago with her fourth WNBA championship. Now Seattle has won two titles in three seasons, and likely will be the preseason favorite in 2021.

[48], Bird competed for the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Bird spent two seasons at Christ the King, and the Royals went 24–3 her junior year. Bird was drafted by the Storm first overall in the 2002 WNBA Draft.

She was selected as a starter on the 2002 WNBA Western Conference All-Star team. Bird was drafted by the Storm as the No.1 overall pick in the 2002 draft. The rosters were equally lavish, even Dream Team-esque, as players such as Lauren Jackson, Taurasi, Tina Thompson and Bird (below, from left, with von Kalmanovic) teamed up to sweep Russian Super League and EuroLeague titles. Enter Breanna Stewart. Bird was still able to play 29 games during the regular season and in the playoffs.

The Americans won their fifth straight gold medal.[49]. But Friday, Bird reaches another milestone: It's her 40th birthday.

She was voted as a WNBA all-star that year. Seattle lost in the Western Conference semifinals for five consecutive years following its 2004 title. "As someone who, hopefully, makes their teammates better and when needed can come up with big plays and big shots.". ", Also Read | Sue Bird Sets WNBA Assist Record In Finals Game. Seattle went on to sweep the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals and Bird -- who averaged a career-best 7.1 assists per game in the regular season -- was a champion again. We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020, How Black Women Athletes Paved The Way For The NBA Strike, GOP Senator On Defense As WNBA Team She Co-Owns Embraces Black Lives Matter. Bird 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. 481.4k Followers, 1,106 Following, 686 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Sue Bird (@sbird10) But everything about us, regardless of our play on the court, we're judged on. And soccer, you just don't see that just based on how they look.". Bird has always been a steady, consistent player on the court, but like Seattle teammate Breanna Stewart, tends to come up big when the game is on the line. With that win, the Storm would advance to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2010. [45], In 2010, Bird was named as one of the National team members to represent the USA Basketball team in the WNBA versus USA Basketball. She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 2000 Jones Cup Team in Taipei, Taiwan.

However, when Stepherson changed her mind and committed to Boston College, Bird committed to UConn.

1 in 2002. In high school, she was the New York State Player of the Year, the New York Daily News Player of the Year, and a WBCA All-American. In the 2016 season, Bird would have a resurgence, putting up her best numbers since coming back from knee surgery. The Storm had a 2–0 lead, lost two in a row and finished off the series with a win in game 5 at home. [11] Besides basketball, she played soccer and tennis and ran track.

The sixth game was against undefeated Australia — the USA jumped out to a 24-point lead and the USA prevailed 83–75. In the Finals, they would sweep the Washington Mystics, winning their first championship in 8 years. The others are Ruth Riley, Sheryl Swoopes, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, and fellow Huskies Swin Cash, Kara Wolters, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Tamika Catchings, and Asjha Jones. 1 pick in the WNBA draft -- and Cash, Jones and Williams also were selected within the first six picks of the first round. Sue Bird is playing some of her best basketball during this year’s WNBA playoffs as she nears a milestone birthday, joining the likes of Tom Brady and LeBron James of superstar athletes defying Father Time and still performing at a high level.

Bird finished the final with five assists to bring her career total to 107 assists in FIBA World Cup – making her the leader for the U.S. most assists at the World Cup. At the conclusion of the training camp, the team will travel to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where they compete in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.

Sue Bird has also achieved considerable success with the US Women's National Team. Despite losing the opening game in overtime of the Western Conference finals against Sacramento, Seattle rallied to reach the WNBA Finals, where it again lost the opening game but then won two straight to beat the Connecticut Sun. While only 11 years old, she played during halftime of a St. John's basketball game; her play was so impressive that a security guard asked for her autograph. 1 pick. While union leadership hammered out contracts with the league, Bird says one demand topped their list of "nonnegotiables": "Our season was going to have to be played with social justice messages, on our jerseys, on the floor — forefront. Little did Suzanne Brigit Bird from Long Island know just how far she'd go on a basketball court.

Sue Bird scored a season-high 22 points in game 5. [50], Bird publicly came out as a lesbian on July 20, 2017, saying that she had been dating soccer player Megan Rapinoe for several months. She was ruled out indefinitely. In the second season her team finished undefeated and won the New York state championship, and the national title. [36] By the end of the season, Bird finished with a career-high in assists, field goal shooting and a new career-high in three-point shooting percentage as the Storm finished as the number 1 seed in the league with a 26–8 record, receiving a double-bye to the semi-finals and home court advantage throughout the playoffs. "When you're a male athlete you're allowed to just play your sport. The Huskies went 39-0 and steamrolled opponents by a 35.4 average margin of victory, with just one single-digit win. All of Storms' four WNBA titles came with Bird on the field. Bird arrived in 2002.

The USA won its next two games by over 30 points, then faced the host team, the Czech Republic, in the championship game. Suzanne Brigit Bird (born October 16, 1980) is an Israeli-American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Sue Bird: Age, Family, Siblings, Parents, Ethnicity, Nationality. In 2006, Bird was invited back to the National team for the World Championships held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September 2006.

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