Top 15 Voting: Sue Bird

Sue Bird is in her 10th season with the Seattle Storm
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In Brief

  • An Olympic gold medalist (2004, 2008)
  • Six-time All-WNBA selection
  • Six-time WNBA All-Star

    A member of the WNBA’s All-Decade Team named in 2006, Bird also earned First Team All-WNBA honors in each of her first four seasons in the league and Second Team honors in 2008 and 2010. A two-time Olympic gold medalist and a six-time WNBA All-Star, Bird has teamed with center Lauren Jackson to bring the Seattle Storm a pair of league championships (2004 and 2010). She enters the 2011 season ranked second on the WNBA’s all-time leaders in assists (1,615) and in the top 20 in points (3,603) and steals (423).

    Bird, the first player taken in the 2002 WNBA Draft, is one of four University of Connecticut players to be the first overall selection along with Diana Taurasi (2004), Tina Charles (2010) and Maya Moore (2011).

    What They're Saying

    "Gold medals, WNBA championships and a UConn pedigree with NCAA titles attached. Not much more needs to be said. Sue is a certified future Naismith and Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer."

    -- Mel Greenberg, Woman Hoops Guru

    "Sue Bird is a walking, talking point-guard clinic."

    -- Mechelle Voepel, ESPN

    "I tell people all the time – if you want to learn how to play the point guard position, study Sue Bird. Like Steve Nash in the NBA, Bird’s use of angles and precision in her game is unrivaled."

    -- Ben York, SLAM Magazine

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