25 Facts About Sue Bird

1. Sue Bird has just put out a new book called Be Yourself, in which she talks about growing up and becoming one of the real pioneers of women's basketball in the United States.

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2. Sue Bird is one of the top female basketball players in the world.

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3. Sue Bird has come out openly as a lesbian on July 20, 2017.

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4. At the age of 11, Sue Bird started to take interest in Basketball sport.

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5. Sue Bird knows that even if you do everything right, injuries can still get you.

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6. Sue Bird was the inaugural winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award in 2000, given to the top point guard in the nation.

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7. On July 20, 2017, Sue Bird announced that she is gay and in a relationship with Seattle Reign FC player, Megan Rapinoe, something that only her family and friends knew.

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8. Sue Bird quit moonlighting overseas during the WNBA offseason some time ago.

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9. Sue Bird competed for the US in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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10. Sue Bird was selected to be a member of the National team representing the USA at the World Championships held in September and October 2010.

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11. Sue Bird was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009.

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12. Sue Bird started all eight games, and led the team in steals, with 14.

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13. In 2006, Sue Bird was invited back to the National team for the World Championships held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September 2006.

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14. In 2002, Sue Bird was named to the national team which competed in the World Championships in Zhangjiagang, Changzhou and Nanjing, China.

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15. Sue Bird would keep playing with team for the next four WNBA off-seasons.

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16. On July 22, 2018, Sue Bird broke yet another record, this time for the most WNBA regular season games played after she passed Delisha Milton-Jones by playing her 500th game against the Atlanta Dream.

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17. Sue Bird was voted into the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game, making it her 10th all-star game appearance.

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18. On May 21, 2017, Sue Bird returned after recovering from knee surgery and made her season debut, making her both the oldest active player and the oldest starter in the WNBA.

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19. Sue Bird was listed in the WNBA Top 20@20, a list of the league's best 20 players ever in celebration of the WNBA's twentieth anniversary.

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20. On February 16, 2016, Sue Bird re-signed with the Storm to a multi-year deal in free agency.

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21. Sue Bird would come back healthy for the 2014 WNBA season, she played 33 games, averaged 10.6 ppg and 4.6 apg.

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22. Sue Bird was the runner-up for the Rookie of the Year award, and one of only two rookies to make the All-WNBA First Team.

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23. Sue Bird was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program.

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24. Sue Bird was the inaugural winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award in 2000, given to the top point guard in the nation, and won the award in 2001 and 2002.

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25. Sue Bird was recruited by a number of teams including Stanford and Vanderbilt.

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