Suzanne Brigit Bird ( Sue Bird) is a retired American professional basketball player of the Seattle Storm of the Women’s NBA.
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Bird was born in Syosset, Nassau County, New York, on Long Island to Herschel and Nancy Bird.
She has one sibling, an older sister named Jen. Her father’s ancestry is Russian-Jewish, and their original last name was “Boorda”.
|October 16, 1980
Syosset, New York
|5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
|150 lb (68 kg)
|2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
She is also an Israeli citizen since 2006, on account of her Jewish father and paternal grandparents, but she represents her birth country, the United States, in international competitions.
Bird was interested in sports from an early age, which was partly influenced by her athletic older sister.
Besides basketball, she played soccer and tennis and ran track. Bird started playing Amateur Athletic Union basketball in the sixth grade.
While only 11 years old, she played during halftime of a St. John’s basketball game; her play was so impressive that a security guard asked for her autograph.
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In 2020, Bird would be fully healthy and make her return for the Storm. The season was delayed and shortened to 22 games in a bubble at IMG Academy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Selected by the Seattle Storm
She had reaggravated her knee during the season, causing her to miss half of the games, with a fully healthy and active roster, the Storm finished 18–4 with the number 2 seed, receiving a double bye to the semi-finals.
In the semi-finals they would sweep the Minnesota Lynx in three games, advancing back to the WNBA Finals for the second time in three years.
And in the Finals, the Storm would win the championship after defeating the Las Vegas Aces in a three-game sweep, earning Bird her fourth WNBA championship, making her the first player in WNBA history to win a championship in three different decades.
In 2021, Bird re-signed with the Storm on a one-year deal, which allowed her to play her 18th season in the league, moving her past Milton-Jones for most seasons played in the WNBA.
Sue Bird signed a 1 year / $72,141 contract with the Seattle Storm, including $72,141 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $72,141.
In 2022, Bird will earn a base salary of $72,141, while carrying a cap hit of $72,141 and a dead cap value of $72,141.
As of 2022, the Sue Bird net worth figure is estimated to be in the region of $7.5 million. Bird is among the highest-paid players in the WNBA, currently earning $350,000 at the Storm.
According to Spotrac, her base salary for the 2020-21 season will be $215,000. As for endorsements, Sue Bird has been working with Nike for a long time.
She previously was a spokesperson for American Express and promoted brands like Mendi.
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Sue Bird is a professional basketball player from the United States and sue bird dad name is Herschel Bird and mother name is Nancy Bird.
Her elder sister’s name is Jen. The man who raised Sue Bird is of Jewish descent from Ukraine.
Since she was a young girl, Sue Bird has had an interest in a variety of athletic pursuits, including basketball, soccer, tennis, and track and field.
It wasn’t long before she began to show off the prodigious skills she possessed in the game of basketball.