Sue Bird Biograhpy
Sue Bird is a professional American basketball player for Seattle Storm for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Settle Strom was picked as an overall pick for 2002 WNBA Draft. Moreover, she is also the New York State Player of the Year during her school days and her success, to be honest, is obvious.
Bird has won Wade Trophy and the Naismith Award during her college games. Moreover, she also won two WNBA championships and four Olympic gold medals which further makes all Americans proud.
Sew Bird Early life & Education
Sew Bird was born on 16th October 1980, in New York, the United States to Herschel Bird and Nancy Bird. Bird grew up along with her sibling sister Jen Bird. Her father is an Italian-born Russian Jew. Since her childhood, she was much interested in sports.
Bird started playing basketball since her childhood. Moreover, she was also interested in playing soccer, tennis, and ran track. She attended Syosset High School for her early education. She is the graduate of the University of Connecticut.
Sew Bird Professional career
During the school days, Sew played her freshman and sophomore. However, she was enrolled with Christ the King Regional High School where she played two seasons. Because of her excellent performance, she won many awards.
Moreover, she also participated in WBCA High School All-America Game. She continued playing basketball in the college too. In the starting, she played as the waiver.
In Big East Championship (1999–2000), she helped her team to lead with 36–1 record. During her college days, she participated in different championships and is remembered as one of the most talented players for the University of Connecticut. After her college career, Seattle Storm drafted her as their first overall pick in 2002 WNBA draft. She played as the starter of all 32 games of the Rockies season.
Furthermore, Bird was also a runner-up of the Rockies award. Moreover, the team selected her as the starter of the 2002 WNBA Western Conference All-Star team.
With her excellent performance, her team was able to win the WNBA Championship. However, she received an Olympic Gold Medal. Moreover, she also won the medal at an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship.
In 2015, Sue’s fans voted her in the Top 15 female best basketball players list. In 2012, she faced a knee injury. However, she played 29 games in the following year’s season. Well, in 2013, Bird went through a knee surgery so she couldn’t participate in the whole season in 2013.
Bird participated in the 2014 season and played 33 games. Even she was voted for the following year’s WNBA all-star. In 2016, she re-signed a new two-year deal with Strom. Because of her excellent performance, she was named to the All-WNBA First Team for the fifth time.
However, for the first time, Sue Bird was able to be All-WNBA First Team. Before starting the season in 2017, she again suffered a knee injury. Well, on 21st May 2017, she came back to the game and played for USA Basketball.
Sue Bird Personal life
Professional basketball player, Sue Bird is not married yet. However, she is in a relationship with Megan Rapinoe.
Rapione in another hand, Sue is a professional scorer player. Bird officially mentioned that they recently started their relationship in 2017. Well, it is clear that Bird is a Lesbian. They are happily enjoying their love life for now. Before this, she was in a relationship with Nick Carter in 2002.
Besides, these two well-publicized affairs, there are no any records of her other relationships. As per her nationality and ethnicity, she is a white American.
Sue Bird Net Worth
One of the famous basketball players Sue Bird with a great personality deserves to have a good net worth and salary. Well, as per the past records, her net worth is estimated to $5 million which is totally worth. And her salary is $390,000.