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    Sue Bird – WNBA.com – Official Site of the WNBA

    height: 5-9 weight: 150 date of birth: Oct. 16, 1980 birthplace: syosset, ny hometown: syosset, ny college: connecticut high school: cristo rey (ny) wnba experience: 18 seasons written by: seattle, 2002, first round (#1) twitter: @s10bird instagram : sbird10

    career highlights:

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    • four-time wnba champion (2004, 2010, 2018, 2020)
    • all-time wnba assists leader, beating ticha penicheiro on august 1. 1, 2017 in washington on dime no. 2,600; she finished the 2021 season with 3,048 total assists
    • in that same game on August 2. Jan. 1, 2017 at Washington, became one of only two players to post a 13-assist, zero-turnover game (Jennifer Rizzotti, cle, 14 assists, 0 turnovers, June 21, 2002 vs. Nyl , since courtney vandersloot did it twice) ).
    • wnba all-time leader in career starts, with 549. bird has never come off the bench in his 18-year career.
    • broke the wnba’s all-time career games began in aug. january 5, 2017 in san antonio, starting her 470th career game, surpassing tina thompson
    • only wnba player to appear in 500 career games
    • twelve times wnba all-star (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021)
    • five times first team all-wnba (2002, 2003 , 2004, 2005, 2016)
    • three times wnba second team (2008, 2010, 2011)
    • three times wnba regular season assistant leader (2005, 2009 , 2016)
    • Five-time Olympic gold medalist with USAB (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
    • Four-time FIBA ​​World Championship gold medalist with USAB (2002, 2010, 2014, 2018) & a bronze medal (2006)
    • three-time wnba kim perrot sportsmanship award (co-winner in 2018, 2017, 2011 with ruth riley)
    • two-time wnba champion ncaa at uconn (2000, 2002)
    • named to the wnba w25 team, recognizing the top 25 players in league history during the 25th anniversary (2021)
    • named one of the top 20 players in wnba history at the league’s 20th anniversary celebration in 2016
    • named one of the top 15 players in wnba history at the league’s 20th anniversary celebration league’s 15th anniversary in 2011
    • wnba all-decade team (2006)
    • became seattle’s all-time leader in field goals in los angeles on july 25, 2017
    • scored his 5,000th career point on august 2, 2015 in new york, in front of friends and family, becoming the first player in wnba history to score 5000 points in his ca career and record 2,000 assists
    • recorded his 3,000th career assist on July 9 in phoenix, becoming the first player to reach the milestone
    • has scored or assisted in the 27 .6% of every basket made in Storm history, including four seasons in which he did not play with the team, and 32.9% of the Storm’s baskets in 18 seasons with the team.
    • scored over 300 points in 15 seasons, tied with tina thompson for most in wnba history
    • no. 1 Overall Pick in 2002 WNBA Draft (Seattle)
    • 2nd Vote Winner in 2002 WNBA Rookie of the Year Voting
    • 2002 Athlete of the Year
    • sixth player to win an ncaa championship, a wnba championship, and an olympic gold medal.
    • won a high school national championship at christ the king high school, a Euroleague title and a Russian Super League title
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    2021 highlights with seattle:

    • eighth wnba player to play a game after turning 40
    • first wnba player to record at least eight assists in a game after turning 40 and only fifth in doing so between the wnba and nba, joining john stockton (53x), karl malone (3x), steve nash (2x), and michael jordan (1x).
    • led the league with an attendance rate of turnovers of 3.40, dishing out 160 assists while committing just 47 turnovers
    • recorded her 3,000th career assist on July 9 in Phoenix, becoming the first player to reach the milestone
    • thrown his 900th career 3-pointer on June 9 at atlanta, and moved into second place on the all-time 3-point list with his 907th 3-pointer at indiana on June 15.
    • he finished the season with 945 career three-pointers after hitting 67 during the season. the third most in a season in his career.
    • scored a season-high 21 points twice, first at minnesota on May 20, the two games later against connecticut on May 25
    • disished out a season-b estimated 10 assists against Dallas on June 4
    • closed the season by making at least one 3-pointer in each of the last 28 games of the season, the streak longest active in the wnba, second longest of her career (33, May 26, 2016 – May 26, 2017), and tied for 14th longest in wnba history
    • won a record fifth olympic gold medal with team usa. uu. at the 2020 tokyo olympics
    • she became the second player to appear in a wnba playoff game after turning 40 (taj mcwilliams-franklin, 2011, 2012)

    2020 highlights with seattle:

    • became the first wnba player to win four championships in three different decades (2004, 2010, 2018 and 2020), third American basketball player (tim duncan, john salley)
    • became the second-oldest player to win a wnba championship at 39 years, 11 months (taj mcwilliams-franklin won one at 40 years, 11 months in 2011 with the minnesota lynx)
    • had 16 assists in Game 1 of the 2020 Finals vs. las vegas aces on october 2, setting a career single game and wnba playoff record
    • in the same game, he dished out 10 assists in the first half setting a record for most assists made in the first half of a playoff game
    • scored a season-high 16 points on July 28 against the minnesota lynx
    • posted a career-best fg percentage (49, 4 %); 3pt fg% (46.94%); and 2 pt fg% (52.94%)
    • averaged 9.8 points per game and 5.2 assists per game while playing 23.4 minutes per game
    • made his 2020 debut against new york liberty on july 25. with 11 points and five assists
    • leading the wnbpa’s efforts against racism along with the other association presidents with a season dedication to black lives matter and breonna taylor
    • leading the league-wide “vote warnock” player initiative in response to former atlanta dream president questioning the blm movement within the wnba. the initiative turned out to be the result of the senatorial election in georgia and guaranteed a 50/50 of seats in the senate.

    2019 highlights with seattle:

    • Missed all season recovering from knee surgery

    2018 highlights with seattle:

    • led the storm to a third wnba championship title, including a sweep against washington in the finals
    • scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter of game 5 to drive the storm to a third appearance in the wnba finals
    • suffered a broken nose in game 4 of the wnba semifinals against phoenix
    • started his 500th game on July 22 at Atlanta, beating Delisha Milton-Jones in her games in WNBA history
    • Averaging a career-high 7.1 assists per game, second best in the WNBA, with a total of 221 assists
    • 2018 wnba all-star western conference starter; made a league record with his 11th appearance in the wnba all-star game
    • winner of the wnba sportsmanship award kim perrot in 2018
    • debuted in the 2018 season on May 20 vs. Phoenix with 10 points and five assists
    • grabbed a season-high five rebounds three times (June 15 vs. Connecticut, July 10 vs. Los Angeles, Aug. 17 vs. New york)
    • Recorded his 27th career double-double at Dallas on June 24
    • He dished out a season-high 11 assists five times (June 28 vs. Los Angeles , july 3 at new york, july 18 at chicago, july 24 at indiana, aug 3 vs minnesota)
    • scored 21 points to become the all-time leading scorer for the storm front at washington on july 8
    • recorded a season-high 10 points, 7 assists and 4 steals versus new york on august 8. 6
    • reached his season high 5 3fgm vs. phoenix sept. 4
    • She posted a season-high 22 points in September. 4
    • averaged 44.8 percent in 3fgm (4th in wnba)

    highlights of 2017 with seattle:

    • averaged a career-high 6.6 assists per game, third-best in the wnba, and had 199 total assists, also third-best
    • became the leader of wnba all-time assists in september. 1 at Washington, scoring 13 dimes with no turnovers
    • in that same game on Sept. 1. 1 at Washington, she became one of only two players to post a 13-assist, 0-turnover game (Jennifer Rizzotti, Cle, 14 assists, 0 turnovers, June 21, 2002 vs. Nyl).
    • broke the wnba’s all-time career games started in august. 5 in San Antonio, starting her 470th career game, surpassing Tina Thompson
    • 2017 WNBA Western Conference star starter; and made his 10th wnba all-star game appearance, tying a league record
    • 3-point participant in the 2017 wnba all-star game
    • award winner 2017 wnba sportsmanship kim perrot
    • recorded his 22nd career double-double with 21 points and 10 assists in new york on june 1
    • made his debut in 2017 on May 21 against Washington and had nine points and 10 assists
    • fell 11 points at indiana on June 9 to move to no. 9 on the wnba all-time scoring list
    • recorded 12 points and a season-high four steals against atlanta on June 1
    • scored 16 points and dished out five assists at connecticut on june 12
    • passed the 2,500 assist mark with eight dimes at dallas on july 1
    • broken a season high of four 3-pointers on june 11 in new york
    • became seattle’s all-time leader in field goals in los angeles on july 15
    • recorded a season-high seven rebounds season, in connecticut on August 15. 8
    • handed out eight assists in Chicago on August 1. 20

    highlights of 2016 with seattle:

    • He shot 44.4 percent from 3-point range, second-best in the wnba in 2016, which was a career high, up from his previous 43.8 percent from 2004
    • led the league in assists per game with 5.8, also led the league in total assists with 196
    • started and played in each game for seattle in its 15th season of wnba action, averaging 31.6 minutes per game, seventh most in the league
    • achieved his sixth season in which he played in every regular season game for seattle (2016, 2011, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002)
    • Had a season-high 7 rebounds on Sept. 9 at Washington, one short of his career high (8, 6 times)
    • Recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists against New York on June 5
    • tied his season-high with 24 points, including 4-for-6 from 3-point range against chicago on july 17
    • scored a season-high 24 points against connecticut on june 10
    • recorded a career-high 2 blocks at atlanta on sept. 4
    • finished one assist shy of a double-double with 12 points and 9 assists against Minnesota on May 22
    • recorded a near triple-double with 17 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds in Sept. 9 at Washington
    • made a season-high 5 3-point field goals against the Angels on August 2. 26
    • hit three or more three-pointers 15 times in 34 games played

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    highlights of 2015 with seattle:

    • scored his 5,000th career point on August 1. 2 in new york, in front of friends and family, becoming the first player in wnba history to score 5,000 career points and record 2,000 assists
    • handed out 8 assists on June 21 against phoenix
    • scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed a season-high 4 rebounds on June 25 against minnesota
    • grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds at san antonio , on June 27
    • exceeded his season-high with 17 points on June 30 against tulsa
    • set a season-high 12 assists on July 18 against atlanta
    • broke his previous season high of 12 with 13 assists in san antonio on Aug. 8, one shy of his career high
    • led the team in assists 20 times while playing in 27 games on the season
    • led the team in scoring six times, steals eight times and blocks twice
    • finished second in the wnba in assists per game (5.4)

    highlights of 2014 with seattle:

    • passed the 2,000 career assist mark on June 19 against the San Antonio Stars
    • recorded 1,000 career rebounds on June 29 in Minnesota, becoming the first player in league history to record 2,000 assists, 1,000 rebounds and 4,000 points
    • scored a team-high 23 points in the team’s win over Washington
    • handed out 10 assists, a season-high on June 6 against minnesota, leading seattle to a 65-62 win, snapping lynx’s 7-0 start to the 2014 campaign
    • recorded 18 games scoring in double figures
    • missed his only game of the season against new york on July 24 due to neck pain

    highlights of 2013 with seattle:

    • Missed all season recovering from knee surgery

    highlights of 2012 with seattle:

    • scored a game-high 27 points on June 1 in Storm’s first win of the season against Tulsa
    • had nine assists against Lynx on May 27
    • no. 2nd in the wnba in assists per game (5.3)
    • has 17 double-digit scoring games
    • handed out a season-high 10 assists in chicago
    • led all scorers with 21 points against tulsa on june 15 and again against minnesota on june 17, dropping 20 points in consecutive games for the first time since 2009
    • scored a game-high 25 points at washington on june 26
    • on sue bird bobble head night on july 8, point guard storm filled it with a season-high 31 points
    • recorded the second double- storm double of the season on August 1. 26 versus new york, dishing out 10 assists and scoring 18 points
    • after the olympic break, scored in double figures in seven of 11 games…led team in ppg (12.2), apg (5.3) and mpg (31.0)

    highlights of 2011 with seattle:

    • Recorded her 19th career double-double in the season opener with 13 points and 10 assists
    • Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played in the July 5-10, fourth career award
    • scored a game-high 21 points on 7-for-9 shooting and five assists in the team’s 78-61 loss at indiana, the July 5
    • named starter in 2011 all-star game, bird’s seventh start
    • scored a season-high 29 points on July 29 in tulsa, including A perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line
    • added to his career highlight when he hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left at home against Connecticut, August. 5
    • bird scored her 4,000th career point on August 1. 23 vs. san antonio at the free throw line with 19.4 seconds remaining in the first quarter
    • 16th player in wnba history to reach 4,000 points and first in history with 4,000 points and 1,500 assists on winning free throw shoots with 1.6 seconds left at home vs. l.a., aug. 28
    • added a season-high seven rebounds and also had five steals in that game, the most by a storm player this season

    highlights of 2010 with seattle:

    • He led Seattle to the 2010 WNBA championship, the first team in league history to go undefeated at home in the regular season and record a 7-0 run to the title.
    • led the league in assists per turnover
    • became the second player in wnba history to reach the milestone of 1,500 career assists on June 20
    • started for the usa basketball team. uu. in 2010 wnba vs. usa basketball: the stars at the sun
    • finished 8th in mvp voting
    • finished 10th in kim perrot sportsmanship award voting
    • got 22 season-high points on June 5 in Los Angeles and June 18 in New York
    • finished the season second in assists per game
    • posted 3 points/double-double assist

    highlights of 2009 with seattle:

    • chosen by storm fans to be part of the storm all-decade team as part of the seattle storm 10th anniversary
    • won the 2009 wnba best performance award for lead the league in assists
    • voted as a starter for the wnba all-star game for the sixth time in her career
    • named wnba western conference player of the week two times (August 24-30 and July 20-26)
    • reached the 3000 career point milestone in sacramento on Friday, July 17
    • ended the season in first place in minutes per game (35.5)
    • started in all 31 games played
    • missed last three regular season games due to neck pain

    highlights of 2008 with seattle:

    • finished third in the wnba mvp voting
    • named to the second all-wnba team, her first all-wnba honors since the 2005 season
    • ended season ranked second in the wnba in total assists (169) and third in assists per game (5.1 apg)
    • finished first on the team in points (465) and assists (169)
    • posted his only double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 assists against minnesota on July 5
    • helped the storm go 8-5 in the last 13 games to clinch the second place in the western conference without lauren jackson

    highlights from 2007 with seattle:

    • ended the season ranked third in the wnba in assists (4.9 apg) and tied for 12th in steals (1.48)
    • had arthroscopic surgery successful in the left knee on July 6 and missed five games (July 6-17), with the Storm going 2-3 in that span
    • named his fifth wnba all-star team but did not play due to injury
    • scored a season-high 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting (5-of-7 from 3) at Minnesota on June 22
    • earned her 500th career rebound in los angeles on june 24
    • recorded her 1,000th career assist against new york on july 1, becoming the youngest player in league history in reaching milestone
    • made the 300th triple of his career in connecticut on July 20

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    highlights from 2006 with seattle:

    • finished the season ranked third in the wnba in assists and seventh in steals (1.79 spg)
    • stole a career-high seven steals and the record for the franchise, in the season opener against los angeles on may 21
    • got a career-high five offensive rebounds against phoenix on june 2
    • stole the 200th career steal in connecticut on June 9
    • named to the wnba all-decade team on June 13
    • handed out a career-high 14 assists career and franchise record against minnesota in july
    • made his fourth all-star appearance in the wnba on july 12, scoring nine points and three assists in 19 minutes
    • achieved the 2,000th point of his career at Minnesota on August 2. 1
    • Set a wnba record for 3-pointers in one time with six in the first 20 minutes at Detroit on August 1. 8

    highlights from 2005 with seattle:

    • named to her third wnba all-star team and her fourth consecutive wnba first team
    • missed four games due to fractured right nasal and orbital bones sustained by the June 7 at connecticut
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    • led the wnba in assists per game (5.9) for the first time in his career
    • ranked fourth in 3-point percentage (0.437) , fourth in assists-to-turnovers ratio (2.02) and sixth in free throw percentage (.855)
    • handed out his 700th career assist against Detroit on July 23. hit his 200th career 3-pointer against the Angels on July 31

    highlights from 2004 with seattle:

    • named wnba first team for the third straight season
    • finished second in the wnba in assists and fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (.438)
    • scored his 1,000th career point against Houston on June 22
    • started his 100th consecutive game for the Storm in the season finale on September 22. 18
    • made the game-winning layup with two seconds left in overtime against Washington on July 17
    • suffered a broken nose in the playoffs

    highlights from 2003 with seattle:

    • started all 34 games; has started 66 straight games since being drafted first overall in the 2002 wnba draft
    • named wnba first team for the second straight season
    • voted as a starter by fans for the western conference team in the fifth annual wnba all-star game and scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds
    • ranked second in the wnba in assists with 6.5 apg
    • led the storm in minutes played, assists, 3-point field goals, free throw percentage and steals
    • scored a season-high 27 points at Los Angeles on July 5
    • had a career-high eight rebounds against houston on july 5. july 5
    • handed out a career-high 12 assists at los angeles on june 19 and cleveland on june 27
    • recorded a wnba record with seven double-doubles in points and assists
    • turned in 10 or more assists in eight games this season, tying for the second-highest total in wnba history
    • became the fifth player in wnba history to score 20 or more points and hand in 10 or more assists in a 21-point, 10-assist game against Washington on July 3
    • became the third player in the history of the wnba in accumulating more than 200 assists in a season (221), joining ticha penicheiro and teresa cucharilla

    highlights from 2002 with seattle:

    • was the only storm player to start all 32 games
    • already ranked storm’s all-time assists leader (191)
    • was named first wmba team, joining indiana’s tamika sacks as the first rookies in league history to achieve that distinction
    • was the runner-up in sacks for the wnba’s 2002 rookie of the year award
    • named starter for the western conference at the wnba all-star game in washington after leading all shooting guards in fan voting
    • delivered a wnba-record eight-assist all-star to help lead the West to an 81-76 win over the East
    • led the storm in minutes, 3-point field goals, assists and steals
    • scored a season-high and then a franchise-record 33 points against portland in august . 9
    • handed out a career-high 12 assists at cleveland on July 5 and a franchise record
    • recorded three double-doubles (16 points and 12 assists at cleveland on 7/5, 10 points and 11 assists at orlando on 7/25 and 17 points and 10 assists at los angeles on 8/1)
    • ranked 2nd in assists (6.0 apg), 8th in steals (1.7 spg), first in free throw percentage (.911), ninth in 3-point percentage (.401), and eighth in minutes per game (35.0 mpg)
    • among rookies, third in points per game, first in assists per game, second in 3-point percentage, ninth in field goal percentage (.403), first in free throw percentage, second in steals per game, and second in minutes per game

    competition abroad:

    • 2013-14: Yekaterinburg, Russia
    • 2012-13: Yekaterinburg, Russia
    • 2011-12: Yekaterinburg, Russia
    • 2010- 11: sparta&k, russia
    • 2009-10: sparta&k, russia
    • 2008-09: sparta&k, russia
    • 2007-08: sparta&k, russia
    • 2006-07: sparta&k, russia
    • 2005-06: dynamo moscow, russia
    • 2004-05: dynamo moscow, russia

    university highlights:

    • member of the ncaa division i champion connecticut huskies in 2000 and 2002
    • two-time all-american selection
    • winner of the wade trophy in 2002 and named player of the associated press and naismith year in 2002
    • won the 2002 women’s basketball honda award
    • received the first annual senior class award given to the most outstanding senior female basketball player in the player country
    • selected three times as conseco/nancy lieberman-cline national point guard of the year winner
    • ranked uconn’s all-time leader in shooting percentage 3-point field goal (.459) and free throw percentage (.892)
    • became one of only two players at uconn to amass 1,000+ points, 500 assists, and 200 steals in her career (jennifer rizzotti)
    • named 2002 kodak all-american, 2002 associate press first team all-american and team selection 2002 ncaa final four all tournament
    • selected big east player of the year, first team all-big east and big east all-tournament in 2002
    • he started in all 39 games of the 2001-02 season and posted the uconn school record for most assists in a season (231
    • led the nation in free throw percentage (.942) in 2001- 02

    us basketball highlights. USA:

    • With her selection to the 2018 fiba world championship team, bird became the only American. athlete in history to participate in five different world championships (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)
    • she won a gold medal at the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 olympic games; 2002, 2010, 2014 and 2018 FIBA ​​World Championships, 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational, 2008 FIBA ​​Diamond Ball Tournament, 2007 Americas Championship, 2002 Opals World Challenge and 2000 R. williams jones cup
    • won a silver medal at the 2007 fiba league tournament
    • won a bronze medal at the 2006 fiba world championship
    • one of All nine players to have won an NCAA title, a WNBA title, and an Olympic gold medal (Swin Cash, Cynthia Cooper, Maya Moore, Ruth Riley, Sheryl Swoopes, Diana Taurasi, Kara Walters, and Breanna Stewart). /li>
    • ended the 2006 fiba world championship as the tournament leader in assists
    • dispatched 26 assists at the 2010 world championship, which ranks fifth among the all-time world leaders in states United; She ranks third among all-time career attendance leaders in the US. uu. with 70 assists (2.8 apg), in three fiba world championships

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    • raised in syosett, new york
    • attended christ the king h.s. (new york), where she won two state titles and was the most valuable player in the 1998 state tournament
    • earned a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences from connecticut
    • she wears number 10 in her jersey because she and her sister jennifer were both born in october (the 10th month)
    • she says her best college basketball memory is hitting the game-winning shot at the big east championships her junior year at college university

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