Sue Bird is a professional basketball player in the United States who currently plays for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She is a member of the United States national team, which has won four Olympic gold medals and four FIBA World Cups. Come down to know more about the player. Here is more about Sue Bird wiki, net worth, career, relationship and many more:
Sue Bird wiki/ bio, early life, parents
Sue Bird was born on October 16, 1980, in Syosset, Nassau County, New York, Long Island.. She is born to parents the younger of father Herschel Bird, who is a jew from Ukraine and mother Nancy Bird. Jen is the name of her older sister. Sue Bird has always enjoyed sports such as basketball, soccer, tennis, and track & field. It wasn’t long before she began to show off her exceptional basketball abilities. She began participating in AAU basketball contests while she was in sixth grade.
Sue Bird attended and played for Syosset High School during her freshman and sophomore years. She transferred to Christ the King Regional High School, where she was a standout performer for three years. After her graduation from high school, she enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1998.
Sue Bird career
Bird was taken first overall in the 2002 WNBA draft by the Seattle Storm. She’d be paired with Lauren Jackson, who had been picked first overall the year before. Bird started all 32 games for the Storm in her debut season, averaging 14.4 points per game. She was named to the 2002 WNBA Western Conference All-Star team as a starter. Bird finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting and was one of just two rookies named to the All-WNBA First Team. Sue and Jackson both helped the Storm reach the playoffs for the first time. Bird set a career high with 33 points in a regular-season game against the Portland Fire during her first season.
Sue returned to the WNBA in 2014, playing 33 games and averaging 10.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. That year, she was named a WNBA all-star. The Storm, on the other hand, never made the playoffs and would also miss out the following year.
Bird re-signed with the Storm in free agency on February 16, 2016, for a multi-year agreement.
She was a member of the USA Basketball Jones Cup Team in Taipei, Taiwan in 2000. Bird started all four games and led the team in assists ,assisting in the team’s gold medal victory. Bird was nominated to China’s national squad for the World Championships in Zhangjiagang, Changzhou, and Nanjing in 2002. Van Chancellor was the team’s coach. Bird averaged 4.3 points per game in his career. The United States team won all nine games, including the championship game versus Russia, which was decided by a single point late in the game.
Bird carried the American flag at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Summer Olympics on July 23, 2021, in preparation for her quest for a fifth gold medal. Bird and Eddy Alvarez, a baseball player, were chosen as flag carriers by their teammates. The honour was described as “mind-blowing” by Bird. The Games were originally scheduled for 2020, but were postponed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic.
How much is Sue Bird net worth?
Sue is into basketball from the year 2002 to present. She has a lot of net worth, name and fame. Sue Bird net worth is around $8 million. Her annual salary is around $221,450. Sports and endorsement is her main source of income. She endorses Nike, Symetra, State Farm and many other companies. She also has the CBD company Mendi alongside her fiance Megan Rapinoe.
Talking about her social media, she has a lot of fan followings. Sue has about 227k and 636k followers in her facebook and instagram account. As well as she has about 176.7k followers in her twitter account.
Sue Bird relationship
There is not much information about the past relation of Sue Bird but according to the sources she is engaged to Megan Rapinoe in 2020 who is an American soccer player. The beautiful couple started dating each other from the year 2017. The couple haven’t yet married but will soon get married as per the sources.
Currently, both of them are focused on sports and their careers.
Sue Bird height weight
She is 175 cm tall and stands at 5’9″ . She is about 67 kg (147 lbs) in weight. 34-24-34 inches is her body measurement. Her breast measures 34 inches, waist measures 24 inches, and hips measure 34 inches and eyes are dark brown, and her hair is dark brown. Her shoe size is 10 in the United States.