Suzanne Brigit Bird is an American who played professional basketball for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Bird was picked first overall by the Storm in the 2002 WNBA draft. She is considered to be one of the best players in WNBA history.
Recently Sue Bird is making the headlines as she played the last game of her legendary 20-year basketball career on Tuesday night. Even though her team lost in the playoffs, the crowd chanted “Thank you, Sue” as she left the court.
Sue Bird didn’t know how she felt about the end of her WNBA career after her Storm were eliminated from the playoffs by the Aces’ 97-92 win in Game 4 of their semifinals series.
In this article, we’ll know everything about Sue Bird’s net worth, career and words she said in terms of her retirement from WNBA.
Sue Bird Bids Farewell After Playing Final Game With Seattle Storm
The Seattle Storm, for which Bird has played her whole career, lost Game 4 of their semifinal series to the Las Vegas Aces. It was a sad end to what Bird had said would be her last season.
Sue Bird said in a statement: “I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished here,” she said after the game. “Of course I’m sad, but there’s happiness too, to be able to have a moment like that with the fans, to have them chant the way they did. I know the tears don’t look like happy tears, but there’s a lot of happiness.”
“I didn’t really want to leave the court,” Bird said. “It felt like that’s where everybody was going, so I just followed at first. But I also wanted to kind of have one last moment to say thank you, to soak it all in, because in some ways it is a happy thing. I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished here. Of course I’m sad, but there’s happiness too, to be able to have a moment like that with the fans, to have them chant the way they did. I know the tears don’t look like happy tears, but there’s a lot of happiness.”
A year ago, when the Phoenix Mercury knocked the Seattle Storm out of the playoffs, Storm fans chanted “One more year!” to convince Bird to come back for a 19th WNBA season. After this loss, the feeling was one of gratitude.
Sue Bird’s Net Worth 2022
It is considered that Sue Bird has a net worth of between $5 million and $8 million. Sue signed on to play for Seattle Storm for a year, from 2021 to 2022, for a huge annual salary. Taking into account all of her other sources of income, Bird probably makes around $500,000 a year.
She has won four championships with her team, four gold medals at the Olympics, two NCAA titles, and four FIBA World Cups. She is only one of 11 women who have won all of those honors. Sue is known as one of the top 20 players in the league’s history.