Sue Bird: BiographySuzanne Brigit Bird is an Israeli- American is a professional basketball from the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
She was born on 16th October 1980 in Syosset, New York, in the United States. Her parents are Herschel Bird and Nancy Bird. She has one sibling. Her elder sister is called Jen.
In the 2002 WBA draft, Bird was drafted by the Storm as the first overall and she also holds the record for most assists in the history of the league.
Sue pursued her education in Christ the King High School and Syosset High School. She later attended her University studies at the University of Connecticut between 1998 and 2002.
Sue Bird was interested in sports at a tender age and was partly influenced by her athletic older sister.
Apart from playing basketball, she also played soccer, tennis and ran track. In the sixth grade, she became a very good player and started playing AAU basketball.
“In high school, she was the New York State Player of the Year, the New York Daily News Player of the Year, and a WBCA All-American. In her senior year at undefeated UConn in 2002, she won the Wade Trophy and the Naismith Award as College Player of the Year”
Sue Bird’s determination got her winning a joint record of four WNBA championships with the Storm in 2004, 2010, 2018 and 2020.She also bagged four Olympic gold medals (2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016), two NCAA Championships with UConn in 2000 and 2002 and four FIBA World Cups (2002, 2010, 2014, 2018).
Sue Bird’s big talent in the court made her one of the only 11 women to attain all four accolades.
“She is also a five-time Euro League Women champion (2007-2010, 2013). During her WNBA career, she has been selected to eleven WNBA All-Star teams and eight All-WNBA teams. Additionally, in 2011, she was voted by fans as one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time and was voted into the WNBA Top 20@20 as one of the league’s top 20 players of all time.”
Sue Bird: Net WorthSue Bird is unarguably one of the highest-paid female athletes of recent times. Her worth is definitely expected to be high enough to match her talent.
She has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of the year 2021.
Sue Bird: Salary
Bird’s base salary as of 2021 is $221,450. She signed a 1-year contract with the Seattle Storm, including an annual average salary of $221,450.
Sue Bird: Endorsements
Sue Bird has in her career life made moves and impressions that landed her to big brand endorsements.
Nike Company is one of the most-renown brands that Sue has worked with for a long time. She has flown Nike’s flag high and that has resulted in increased sales of the wears.
Bird also has been a spokesperson for American Express and has promoted brands like Mendi.
Sue Bird: Business Ventures
Sue Bird has been involved in several business deals one being the second-car dealership commercials. She acts as the car salesperson where she has more All-Star appearances and championship rings.
Sue Bird: Foundation and Charity work
Bird has expressed her concern in the society where she has supported children in the Seattle area, which saw her awarded charitable award over the years, which include the Moyer Foundation Humanitarian Award bestowed on her in 2015.
“Ever since the Storm drafted her in 2002, Bird’s desire to mentor kids has led to her involvement with various Seattle youth programs, including the Boys & Girls Club of King County, which earned her a WNBA Community Assist Award in 2010.”
Sue Bird: FamilySue Bird made Olympic history after she got engaged to a same-sex partner dubbed Megan Rapinoe. They became the first married couple same-sex couple of U.S athletes.
Sue Bird: Assets and Lifestyle
Sue Bird has maintained an average posh life being one of the highest-paid female athletes. She has a collection of cars and has invested in real estate. She also owns the gold medals she acquired in the court.
Sue Bird: Social Media Followers
Sue Bird has garnered followers on her social media handles. She has an Instagram handle (@sbird10) which has 529.4K followers. Her Twitter handle (@S10Bird) has 154.7 K followers.