Is Sue Bird married? No, she isn’t. However, she is dating American professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe (born on July 5, 1985) who could possibly be her future wife. On July 20, 2017, Bird came out as a lesbian publicly revealing that she has been in the relationship with Megan Rapinoe for several months.
Along with her girlfriend Rapinoe, she became the first same-sex couple to be featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue” in 2018. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Bird:
Who is Sue Bird?
Born as Suzanne Brigit Bird, she landed the planet on October 16, 1980, which makes her age be 39 years old as of 2019. By profession, she is an American professional basketball player for WNBA’s Seattle Storm. During the 2002 WNBA Draft, she was drafted by the Storm.
With the Storm, she has earned three WNBA championships as well as ), four Olympic gold medals. She is also known for being a five-time EuroLeague Champion and was also voted the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time by the fans.
Early Life and Education
Bird was born in 1980 and her place of birth is in Syosset, Nassau County, New York. Talking about her family background, she was born to the parents named Nancy Bird (mother) and Herschel Bird (father). She spent her childhood days with her elder sister named Jen. As per her wiki, Bird’s carries Ukrainian Jewish ancestry from her father’s side.
Bird also holds Israeli citizenship alongside American but she represents the United States in international competitions. From her young age, she developed an interest in sports being inspired by her elder sister. She used to play tennis, ran track and soccer alongside basketball. During her sixth grade, she started playing AAU basketball.
She attended Syosset High School and played for freshman and sophomore years. Later, she went to Christ the King Regional High School in Queens where she spent two seasons. She was able to receive the New York Daily News Player of the Year as well as the New York State Player of the Year. She also competed in the WBCA High School All-America Game. She started playing UConn although she received an offer from several teams like Stanford and Vanderbilt.
Bird earned Naismith Award as College Player of the Year as well as Wade Trophy during her 2001–2002 senior season. She also received the Nancy Lieberman Award in 2000.
Career and Professional Life
She was drafted e first overall pick of the 2002 WNBA draft by The Seattle Storm making the initiation of Bird’s professional playing career. She made her career-high score of 33 points during her first year in the league in a match against the Portland Fire.
She suffered from a knee injury during the 2012 WNBA season which made her undergo knee surgery. The surgery made her prevent from playing for all the games of the 2013 season. She scored a season-high 21 points on July 8, 2018, in a match against the Washington Mystics where her team made a victory of 97–91. She has also played for Russian teams like Spartak Moscow Region. She also played for UMMC Ekaterinburg in the Russian League for three off-seasons from 2011–2014.
Bird has represented the national team of the United States on various events including the 2012 Summer Olympics where the team earned a gold medal. She also completed the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup for the United States team which was organized in Spain. She became the winner of four World Cup gold medals being the only player in the history.
Sue Bird isn’t married therefore o more discussion about her wife can be done. She is openly a lesbian and has motivated the people to come out publicly in the way they are. She is in a relationship with soccer player Megan Rapinoe who has dated Sera Cahoone and Sarah Walsh is the past. She was featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue” alongside her partner Rapinoe.
American basketball player Sue Bird has a tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches or 1.75 m. She weighs about 68 kilograms or 150 lbs which makes her perfectly balanced as per her height. Bird’s body measurement is 37-29-36 inches with a shoe size of 8. The basketball player has dark brown colored eyes and hair.
Salary and Net worth
The three times WNBA championships, Sue Bird has an estimated net worth of 5 million USD. As per some wiki sites, Sue Bird receives a salary amounting to 350,000 USD yearly. More than her impressive remuneration and jaw-dropping figure of her net worth, she has earned multiple prestigious awards.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Sue Bird is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Join her on Twitter @s10bird where she has amassed more than 106k followers now. Find her on Instagram @sbird10 where she has garnered over 355k followers now.