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Sue Bird      

Professional Basketball Player for the Seattle Storm; Olympic Gold-Medalist

Sue Bird is a professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association. Bird was drafted by the Storm first overall in the 2002 WNBA Draft. She holds a front office position for the NBA's Denver Nuggets as their Basketball Operations Associate. She has also played for three teams in Russia.

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. She finished her UConn career ranked first in three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, second in assists and steals, and as a three-time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the nation, while leading her team to a record of 114–4.

Bird has won three WNBA championships with the Storm (2004, 2010, 2018), four Olympic gold medals (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), two NCAA Championships with UConn (2000, 2002), and four FIBA World Cups (2002, 2010, 2014, 2018). She is one of only 11 women to attain all four accolades. She is also a five-time EuroLeague 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 [email protected] as one of the league's Top 20 Players of All Time.

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ESPYS co-hosts Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird plot their course as athlete activists, white allies

There is no bigger power couple in the sports world right now than three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird and two-time World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe.

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