Sue Bird Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Sue Bird :

NameSuzanne Brigit Bird
NickNameSue Bird
Date of Birth16 October 1980
Age (2024)44 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownSyosset, New York
Height5ft 7in
ProfessionFormer Basketball player
SpouseMegan Rapinoe (2017–)
ParentsHerschel Bird, Nancy Bird
Net Worth10-12 Million Dollars

Who is Sue Bird ?

Sue Bird, born Suzanne Brigit Bird on October 16, 1980, is an iconic American former professional basketball player celebrated for her illustrious career with the Seattle Storm in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Drafted first overall by the Storm in the 2002 WNBA draft, Bird is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the league. Notably, she holds the unique distinction of being the only WNBA player to secure championship titles across three different decades, a testament to her enduring excellence on the court.

Sue Bird
Sue Bird

Hailing from Syosset, Nassau County, New York, Bird’s basketball journey began to flourish during her high school years at Christ the King Regional High School in Queens, where she garnered numerous accolades, including the New York State Player of the Year and the New York Daily News Player of the Year. Her exceptional skills and dedication led her to the University of Connecticut, where she further solidified her legacy as a standout point guard.

Facts about Sue Bird :

  • Sue Bird played her entire 18-year WNBA career with the Seattle Storm.
  • Drafted first overall in the 2002 WNBA draft, she’s considered one of the league’s greatest.
  • Bird is the only WNBA player to win championships in three different decades (2000s, 2010s, 2020s).
  • She holds the record (shared) for most WNBA championships won (4) with the Seattle Storm.
  • Bird is a five-time Olympic gold medalist (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020).
  • She also won two NCAA championships with UConn (2000, 2002).
  • Bird has four FIBA World Cup championships (2002, 2010, 2014, 2018).
Sue Bird
Sue Bird
  • She is one of only 11 women to win all four: WNBA title, NCAA title, Olympic gold, FIBA World Cup.
  • Bird won five EuroLeague Women championships playing overseas (2007-2010, 2013).
  • A 13-time WNBA All-Star, she was also named to eight All-WNBA teams.
  • Fans voted her one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time in 2011.
  • She was again voted into the league’s top players in 2016 (Top 20@20) and 2021 (The W25).
  • Her 2020 Olympic win made her one of two basketball players with five gold medals (alongside Diana Taurasi).
  • Bird retired in 2022 after the Seattle Storm’s playoff loss.
  • Born in Syosset, New York, she has one older sister named Jen.
  • Her paternal ancestry is Russian-Jewish, and she has dual US-Israeli citizenship.
  • Bird’s interest in sports started young, influenced by her athletic sister.
  • In high school, she transferred to Christ the King for tougher competition, winning a state title and national championship.
  • Bird tore her ACL in her freshman year at UConn but still had a stellar college career.
  • Notably, she played in the “best women’s basketball game ever played” against Notre Dame in 2001.

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