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Sue Bird  

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

Sue Bird is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association. Bird was the first overall pick of the 2002 WNBA Draft. She also played for multiple basketball teams outside of the United States. In 2017, Bird became the all-time assist leader in WNBA history.

Bird has won two WNBA championships (2004, 2010), four Olympic gold medals, (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), and led the WNBA in assists three times (2005, 2009, 2016). She has also been selected to nine WNBA All-Star teams and seven All-WNBA teams. Bird is one of nine women to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship. 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.

In her rookie season with the Storm, Bird started all 32 games for the Storm and averaged 14.4 ppg. She was selected as a starter on the 2002 WNBA Western Conference All-Star team. Bird helped lead the Storm to their first playoff appearance. In 2004, the Storm acquired shooting guard Betty Lennox in a dispersal draft, joining forces with Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson, forming a dominant trio of star players to carry the Storm to its first WNBA Championship, where they won the finals. Bird has two WNBA championships to go along with her two NCAA championships after the Storm beat the Atlanta Dream for the 2010 WNBA championship. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in the fifteen-year history of the WNBA.

During the 2012 WNBA season, Bird began having problems with her knee. In the off-season, she had knee surgery which would prevent her from playing the entire 2013 season. Bird came back healthy for the 2014 WNBA season and was voted a WNBA all-star that year.

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

In the 2016 season, Bird put up her best numbers since coming back from knee surgery. She averaged 12.8 ppg while shooting a career-high in 3-point field goal percentage and led the league in assists with 5.8 apg. For the fifth time in her career, Bird was named to the All-WNBA First Team. The Storm made it back to the playoffs for the first time in 3 years with a 16-18 record. Bird was also listed in the WNBA Top [email protected], a list of the league's best 20 players ever in celebration of the WNBA's twentieth anniversary. Bird had knee surgery again in 2017 but returned that same season.

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Sue Bird Comes out as Gay, Announces Relationship with Megan ...

WNBA superstar Sue Bird publicly announced that she was gay and dating Seattle Reign and USWNT star soccer player Megan Rapinoe in an article fromĀ ...

Storm's assist-artist Sue Bird six away from all-time record, likely to ...

With three games left in the regular season, Storm point guard Sue Bird is six assists shy of breaking Ticha Penicheiro's all-time WNBA record.

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