Sue Bird is an American-born professional basketball player who is currently the oldest 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 best players in WNBA history. Bird has played with the Storm since 2002. She worked as a Basketball Operations Associate with the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, where she gained valuable experience in the front office. She has also represented three different Russian teams.
Sue Bird’s parents, Herschel and Nancy Bird welcomed her into the world on October 16, 1980, in Syosset, Nassau County, New York. She has one sibling, a sister who is a year older than her. While her father’s ancestors are of Russian Jewish descent, and their original last name was “Boorda,” she also holds Israeli citizenship, but she prefers to represent her home country of the United States in international events.
Bird has had a lifelong interest in sports, which she attributes to her athletic older sister, who was a role model for her. Aside from basketball, she also participated in soccer, tennis, and track & field. Bird began participating in AAU basketball when he was in the sixth grade. She made her debut during halftime of a St. John’s basketball game when she was only 11 years old; her performance was so remarkable that a security guard approached her and asked for her autograph.
Sue Bird’s first and second years at Syosset High School were spent playing, but he desired more competition. So she went to Christ the King Regional High School in Queens, New York, where she graduated with honors. Bird played two seasons at Christ the King, where she helped the Royals to a 24–3 record her junior year. Her team went unbeaten in the second season and went on to win the New York state championship as well as the national championship. Bird has received numerous honors, including the New York State Player of the Year and the 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, in which she scored 11 points, and was named MVP.
Sue Bird Career
Sue was the Storm’s first-round pick in the 2002 WNBA draft. For the Storm, Bird started all 32 games and averaged 14.4 ppg. She started for the Western Conference All-Stars in 2002. The runner-up for Rookie of the Year made the All-WNBA First Team. Sue had 33 points against the Fire in her debut. She’s 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. 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 knee concerns in 2012 and later, played 29 regular-season and playoff games.
She rejoined the Storm in 2020, however, 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 WNBA seasons. Bird made the national team in 2002, competing in the World Championships in Zhangjiagang, Changzhou, and Nanjing. Van Chancellor led the squad. She was re-invited to the National team in September 2006 for the World Championships in Sao Paulo. She was re-invited to the 2008 Olympic basketball team in the summer of 2008. In Beijing, China, the team took gold. Bird played in all eight games and led the team with 14 steals. Sue was invited to the 2009 USA Basketball Women’s National Team training camp. They will 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 followings, as well as 744 posts. She has also been active on Twitter since August 2013, where she currently has 161K followers and 541 followings.
Sue Bird Biography
|Real Name||Suzanne Brigit Bird|
|Birth Date||16 October 1980|
|Age (as of 2022)||41 Years|
|Birth Place||Syosset, New York, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 68 kg – in Pounds – 150 lbs|
|Shoe Size||8 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|School||Christ the King High School, Syosset High School|
|College||University of Connecticut|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
|Is she a Lesbian?||Yes|
She got engaged to soccer player Megan Rapinoe on October 30, 2020, and currently, they both are spending a happy life. Both of them had spent a significant amount of time together getting to know one another and developing a strong tie of friendship. Sue Bird came out as a lesbian in a public setting on July 20, 2017. According to our sources, she appears to be content in her current relationship.
Sue Bird Net Worth
Sue Bird has a total net worth of $6 million dollars, which is entirely derived from her success as a professional basketball player. She is completely devoted to her sport and determined to achieve her ambitions in life.
- Sue was a member of the United States Women’s 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 leading assist provider in the gold medal game with 17 assists.
- Her 2013 season was cut short due to postseason knee surgery, which she underwent.
- Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez lead the United States delegation during the Parade of Nations at the Tokyo Olympics’ Opening Ceremony on August 5.