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Sue Bird, is a beautiful and tall
woman but most importantly she is a professional basketball player who plays
for the club UMMC Ekaterinburg. She is an American-Israeli professional basketball
player who has played for many other teams at the top level of WNBA including Dynamo
Moscow, Seattle Storm and Spartak Moscow Region. She is a very fine player who
along with her personal talent and skills, is a team player too and has won
many matches and titles with her associated teams. Recently, she achieved
another milestone by becoming the 13th ever woman player to 5000
points in her career with 2000 assist points. Crowned as the New York Daily News Player of the Year
in her school level, she also won the Naismith Award and the Wade Trophy when
she became the College Player of the Year. Born and raised in the United
States, she is of Israeli ethnicity, and is an American by nationality.
Sue was born on the October of
1980, as the daughter of middle class parents Herschel and Nancy Bird, in New
York City. She was born as the couple’s second daughter and the family who was
originally from Israel has all got Israeli citizenship. Her father is a
Russian Jew whereas her mother is a Christian by religion, and Sue has been
brought up as a Christian as well. As a child, she was inspired into sports by
her father and particularly into basketball by her older sister. Attending the Syosset High School, both the girls were
regular starters for their school’s basketball team. While Sue played in a
slightly defensive role, her sister would lead the attack and the team enjoyed
many success. It continued after changing schools to Christ the King Regional High
School. While in her senior year, the team enjoyed a lot of success and won
the New York state championship, along with the National Title.
After playing fantastically
throughout high school and college, she joined the national team in 2000 and
competed for the Jones Cup Team, in Taipei. The team won their first gold medal
with Sue, and she was the tournaments highest assist maker with 17 of them. Her
performance then, won her a spot in the national team again, in 2002 while
playing for World Championships in China. The team won all of their games, some
easily and some competitively; as the team went on to pick up another title.
Having played in professional level with her country, she has also been a
highlighted player with her clubs. She played for Seattle Storm in the 2002
WNBA, and with an average of 14 points a game went on to lift the title at the
end of the season. She also played internationally, with Dynamo Moscow for two
years between 2004 and 2006. Reaching the finals of Russian Cup as well as
European championships, she was hired to play for Spartak Moscow Region from
2006, where she won both those titles in a span of 2011.
Upon her return to the USA in
2011, she has been with UMMC Ekaterinburg and has continued her successful
career. At the age of 34 years, she is still going well with no signs of
retiring from the game. With a celebrated career, she is a big star for her
country and this can be proved by the number of fans she has on her Instagram
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