Sue Bird is a famous American professional women basketball player who currently plays for the USA Women’s national basketball team and for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National basketball association. Sue Bird Net Worth is detailed in this article. Keep reading to know more.
Early Life and Biography
Sue Bird was born on 16th October 1980 in Syosset, New York, US. Her birth name is Suzanne Brigit Bird. American is her nationality. She also holds Israeli citizenship. She has a mixed ethnicity of Italian-American.
Libra is her zodiac sign.
She was raised in her hometown, New York. She attended Syosset High School. She started playing AAU basketball in 6th grade. Later, she did her higher studies at Christ the King Regional High School. She played basketball for her high school team.
In the second season, her team finished unbeatable and also won New York State Championship. She was also named a WBCA All American.
She also played for the team Huskies of the University of Connecticut during her college career.
She led the Huskies to win two National Championships and was honored with Nancy Lieberman Award. Her team was undefeated in the season
The game played between her team and Notre Dame was considered to be the best women’s basketball game ever played.
In 2006, he was a member of the Inaugural Class of inductees to the University’s basketball “Huskies of Honor” recognition program.
Recently on 2nd July 2019, Sue Bird wrote a response to US president, Trump telling him that so he fucking hates my girlfriend, Megan Rapinoe although Megan has played very well in this World Cup.
On 1st July 2019 US president, Trump criticized Megan to be on the bench for the US national team in the semi-finals of Women’s World Cup 2019 against England which has been played on 2nd July.
Basketball career and Medals
Sue Bird started her professional basketball career by being picked by Seattle Storm in the 2002 WNBA draft.
She played 32 games for the club and she was the runner-up for the Rookie of the year Award.-In the year 2004, she won her first WNBA Championship with her club.
She was in the US 2004 Women’s Olympic Basketball Team and she won a gold medal for the nation in the Olympics.
In the year 2004, she became one of 11 women to receive an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA championship and a WNBA championship after winning the WNBA championship with her club.
In 2005 and 2006, she played in Russia for Dynamo Moscow. She played for Spartak Moscow Region in 2007.
She was included in the US women’s basketball team in the 2008 Olympics Beijing and again the US won a gold medal in women’s basketball.
She was on the US women’s basketball team in the 2010 FIBA World Championship. She got a gold medal after the US won the championship.
She won her 2nd WNBA title with Storm in 2010 but she had to miss the 2012 season due to her injury.
In 2012, she played for the US basketball team in the 2012 Olympics and they became the champion again for the fifth consecutive time winning a gold medal.
Again in 2014, she won a gold medal playing for her nation in the 2014 Women’s FIBA World Championship after defeating Spain in the finals.
She won the Russian league for three consecutive seasons from 2011-2014 with UMMC Ekaterinburg. In 2016, he extended her contract with club, Storm.
She was listed in the WNBA Top 20@20 in the 2016 season. In the same year, she won her fourth Olympic gold medal while the US won its sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics after defeating Spain.
On 8th July 2018, she scored a season-high 21 points in a single match against Washington Mystics. In the same year, she was also voted into the 2018 WNBA All-Star game.
Her team became the champions after defeating Washington Mystics in the WNBA finals.
She again competed for her nation, the US in the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup and got a gold medal after defeating Australia in the finals.
In 2019, she is playing for her WNBA club, Storm.
Relationship and Family
The American basketball player, Sue Bird is married to Megan Rapinoe. Her sexual orientation is Lesbian. They started dating each other in September 2016.
On 20th July 2017, she revealed that she is a lesbian. Megan Rapinoe is an American female soccer player. They got married in June 2018 and they became the first same-sex couple on the cover of ESPN magazine’s Body issue.
At present, they are living together in New York.
She is also active in social media with 214k followers on Instagram and 91.2k followers on Twitter
38 years aged, Sue Bird has an athletic body. She stands 5ft 9inches(1.75m) tall and has a body weight of 68 kg.
She has a fair complexion with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Her body measurement is 34-26-36 inches.
Sue Bird Net Worth
Bird has played for various teams and helped them to win several championships including the EuroLeague championship (2007–2010, 2013), Europe SuperCup (2009, 2010), NCAA championship (2000, 2002), Russian National League (2007, 2008, 2012–2014), and many more.
She is also a 4× Olympic Gold Medalist (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), 4× FIBA World Cup Gold Medalist (2002, 2010, 2014, 2018), and 2006 FIBA World Cup Bronze Medalist.
Bird also makes a significant amount of money through brand endorsements, media appearances, and sponsorships.
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