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"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

05:10 min | 4 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

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"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

07:34 min | 4 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"As you walked off the floor for the last time here in Seattle to what's the legacy that you've left behind as they praise you in every moment? I mean, it's hard to say, I guess I just hope the next person that comes in and plays point guard here. You can just keep the tradition going. I hope I made everybody in here proud. That was one week ago today. As Sue bird left the court in Seattle one final time. After the Las Vegas aces, beat her Seattle storm to make the WNBA finals. But despite the fact that Sue would obviously rather be playing for a championship instead of talking about the teams that still are, we decided to try our luck and give her a call. So I have to be honest, I've been, I've been hounding you, I've been both. I've been sending you so many emails. I'm so sorry. It's totally fine. I've also been off the grid. So I totally understand and part of me was thinking like, if Sue just didn't want to come on, I totally would have understood I have no idea where you are in your life. Physically, emotionally, like, how are you doing super newly retired WNBA superstar Hall of Famer all time great? I'm doing well. I'm chilling though. I'm on hard chill mode. Yeah, nothing like really dramatic to tell you other than I'm definitely consciously trying to stay off my phone a little bit, just try to stay out of the loop and just kind of do me. I'm not even doing anything. Like I said, I'm hard, hard, hard chilling. Yes. And by the way, we should all aspire to do that more and more. It would be less on our phone, just sort of loosen the shoulders, do some breathing, purposefully. But I'm curious, when you landed at that point, where chill mode was gonna be the mode, because, you know, your retirement for our purposes for my purposes, speaking selfishly and personally here. Came a little bit too early for my tastes. Yeah. Mine too. But the last I saw you on TV, an entire crowd of people was chanting. Thank you sue. It was, it was incredible. Obviously not the loss. I mean that goes without saying. But that moment I found myself not wanting to leave the court. I didn't really know what to do either, though. Our team did a little huddle. Usually a game ends and you're like, all right guys, you know, either good job or, you know, on to the next one, that kind of a vibe, you know, storm on three and it's over and you walk off the court. And as my team started to walk, I started follow them for a second, and then I just didn't want to keep going. I just didn't want to get off the court. So I kind of stayed, I lingered, and then just kind of stood in the middle and waved, but what do you do? There's so much to say. Yeah, there's no way to say it. But I just really found myself not wanting to leave. And then, you know, eventually you have to. This is the strangeness, right? Of you, person with, again, we've said this on the show before. There is no trophy left for you to win, right? It would have been great to get this one, but you have pretty much all of the other ones. But to negotiate internally, like, I have to switch from, I am processing a loss that I was fighting as hard as I could to avoid, to now, I don't know, becoming a head of state. In a nanosecond where it's like, I have to now be a diplomat talking to people and process retirement at the same time. I do feel like I've been mentally preparing myself for this for a while. I think that was really the beauty of announcing retirement, just kind of going through it, understanding what was happening. So it doesn't feel quite as abrupt. As that, but then at the exact same moment, it's as brought as hell. Happens. Literally that morning, I really like the night before game four, I was like kind of getting ready to pack because, you know, you got a plan like you're going to win and then we would have immediately left the next morning to go to Vegas to play game 5 and then oh, by the way, if we win game 5, we're going straight to Chicago or Connecticut ended up being Connecticut. To play the first two games of the final. So it's like, you go from planning your next week, week and a half, maybe even more to nothing. I mean, and when I say nothing, I mean, I look around. I'm like, I have nothing to do. And for the listener, Sue bird wins saying this is waving her hands in the air, stretching them out, and just smiling. I mean, Sue. Part of me is also ready for you. I don't know to like, I don't want to declare on your behalf that, man, you seem like you have reached already days later at some level of serenity, zen. No. That is not what's happening. So what is happening? It's not zen. There's moments of it. There's moments of relaxation, and there's moments where I'm like, oh my God, basketball doesn't run my life anymore. And this is kind of freeing. Because I think any athlete will tell you, it's legitimately 24/7, 360 five, even if you're out of season. It's just constantly on your mind, you're constantly making decisions for it to get ready for it to recover from it, whatever. And now I'm like, nah, I want that whole plate of fries. Now I'm like, I'm just kind of able to. So that's the one part of it is kind of just shedding this athlete that's just been living inside of me, which is not going to happen overnight. There is another part of me where I'm like, oh my God, I have nothing to do. What am I going to do? This is very disorienting. This is not comfortable. I don't have a schedule. I'm no longer having people constantly tell me where to be or tell me what to do. And I get to just create that on my own. So it's like, there's a morning happening. There's also like an excitement happening, and they're all happening at the same time. Sometimes literally at the same time, for the most part, I'm just not overthinking it. I'm like, yeah, this is what I'm supposed to be feeling. So let me just, I don't know. I've been going for walks every day. I love it. I'm trying to I am trying to like hang out with friends and things like that. I really wondering, what am I going to do with all these basketball shoes? I do not need these anymore. So you know, just asking myself all the hard tenders. Yes. Well, let me ask you one of my own then, Sue, because you have some free time. Are you down to stick around and talk about these WNBA finals with us for just a little bit? Yes, I can talk about them. It has been an all time WNBA playoffs full of historical performances and dramatic upsets, and one particularly extended, reluctant farewell. So today, ahead of game two of the finals with Connecticut sun trying to even the series tonight in Vegas against the aces. We bring you someone who knows this league, better than anybody else. Someone who dominated it over 21 years and 13 all star games and four titles and more assists and more wins than anyone else in the history of the sport. And then Sue bird tells us what it's really like to say goodbye. I'm Pablo Torre. It's Tuesday, September 13th. This

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Stewart, Bird help Storm beat Mystics 97-84 to sweep series

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 5 months ago

Stewart, Bird help Storm beat Mystics 97-84 to sweep series

"Brianna Stewart just missed a triple double and the storm completed a two game sweep by downing the mystics 97 84 Stuart finished with 21 points ten rebounds and 8 assists for Seattle which will take on the top seeded aces in the semifinals Sue bird had season highs of 18 points and ten assists while jewel lord shot 5 for ten from three point range and scoring 19 The storm shot 56% and had a 27 to 8 assists to turnovers ratio Natasha cloud had a team high 21 points for Washington The storm take on Las Vegas beginning next Sunday I'm Dave ferry

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Aces spoil Sue Bird's retirement party, topple Storm 89-81

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00:32 sec | 6 months ago

Aces spoil Sue Bird's retirement party, topple Storm 89-81

"The aces spoiled the final regular season home game for Sue bird by beating the storm 89 81 Asia Wilson scored 29 points and Kelsey plum had 16 including a key three pointer in the final minute Chelsea gray and Jackie young both scored 15 and the ace has never trailed the final 28 minutes Brianna Stewart poured in the season high 35 points and Tina Charles added 19 for Seattle Bird finished with 9.6 assists and four rebounds The aces kept alive their hopes of catching Chicago for the number one seed going into the final week I'm Dave fairy

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Sun beats Storm in Sue Bird's final game in Connecticut

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00:31 sec | 6 months ago

Sun beats Storm in Sue Bird's final game in Connecticut

"The sun had four players score at least 12 points in an 88 83 win over the storm Alyssa Thomas led the way with 19 points for Connecticut which scored the last 5 points to improve to 20 and 9 And the teacher hyneman hit a tie breaking three pointer with two 42 remaining the game's final basket Brianna Jones chipped in 13 points one more than Courtney Williams and dewanna bonner It was the final regular season game in Connecticut for former husky star Sue bird The 41 year old bird finished with 14 points and 7 assists for Seattle I'm Dave ferry

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"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

04:32 min | 9 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Be ourselves. Yeah, yeah, I mean, the State of the Union suit, I mean, because you're referring to, obviously, 2020, a time of pandemic and protest, everybody, we all live through it. You get it. Listener, you understand what that was like. You were there. But at the same time, it's still sort of this, I mean, look, U.S. women's soccer, of course, right? Megan knows this fight intimately, but the WNBA does as well, right? Player pay. The economics of the game. How much farther is there to go from where we are now in 2022 versus where you would like to see the trajectory lead? We have a long way to go. You know what? You know who we are in a lot of ways. We're like, ugh, I'm gonna try lightly here, but we're kind of like the nerd or the weird kid at school that ends up being the billionaire. Yes. You didn't really understand what they were about in school, and you were like, you're just different, you're over there. And that's how we were viewed, just like this other brand of basketball that people who never even saw just automatically didn't like, because that was like what everybody else was saying, but then you fast forward years and years. And you're actually like, oh, because we're the league that's actually very similar to how society is. And so a lot of people can, oh, like relate to that. And the next big thing is going to be our TV deal, which is up in the next, I think it's like two years that negotiation, that's what's going to set us and put us over this hump that we've been like or this mountain we've been climbing up for a long time. We're right at the top, and I think that's going to kick us over because that's going to inject so much money into our into our cap. Yeah, the next renegotiation involves my parent company, you occasional parent company ESPN, the expectation, of course, is that to quote fat Joe yesterday's price is not today's price. Exactly. Which is a bit of corporate dancing. We do on this pod, but I feel like that is something we've covered in something that is very fair to assume. It's going to be a bigger deal next time. Absolutely, absolutely. And this is the case for every week. Every league, their media deal is their TV rights are that's the big money maker. And it hasn't been for us because we really haven't been able to test our market value. The way we needed to and now it's like undeniable. Yes, yes. So the new CBA happened in 2020, the CBA happening, or existing through 2027. And presumably by 2027, Sue, unless the peer pressure really gets to you. Oh God, at that point, it's like, get a clue. Go find a hobby. I mean, two NCAA titles, four WNBA titles, 5 Olympic gold medals, four world championships. All of the records we just alluded to, you know, I feel like you can build a pyramid. And inside of it, like a pharaoh will be all of the trophies that Sue bird has accumulated from her travels. I'm just curious, you know, your season opener is Friday. You're at home against the links. Nerves, any amount of it. What is the body feel like? What is the mind feel like heading into your season opener for year 21? Totally calm. I'm at peace with a lot of things. I will say that. That is something that is maybe a little bit new. I'm at peace a lot of things. I'm really just gonna have fun with it. We have a brand new arena. You have, I mean, anyone, if you're ever in Seattle, I think this is the best Serena in the country. I'm not saying that lightly. It's brand new. So of course it's got a leg up in that way. But it's a beautiful arena. Honestly, my commute went from 45 minutes to back to 5 minutes where it belongs. So I'm just excited that I can just stroll down the street and pull up to a game. Man, I see in my mind now I just imagine this is sort of like a little Beauty and the Beast, a little town. You sort of like strolling through the streets of Seattle. Yes, birds are chirping. People are throwing.

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"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

06:03 min | 9 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Expressed. 2002, I'm trying to think of what America was like back then. And it is, how would you describe your memory of fashion in 2002 in general? I'll describe it in store names. And this was my experience. If I was getting dressed up, it was limited express when I got to the WNBA, it then became banana republic. So that was the big jump. Yeah. And then there was when I entered the WBA, here's some trade secrets that don't apply to me. So W and B players are all very tall, very tall women, very difficult to shop. There was one store that had long jeans, and that store's name is buckle. So there was a period of time where every WNBA player. I'm not joking. Was wearing buckle jeans. And I would go, you know, we go hit the road, we're on the road. We go shopping. When I got in buckle was like Ed hardy t-shirts. Wait, you had a fan. So I have had dinner with you. We've hung out. I've seen you at actual conferences. You're not wearing Ed hardy anymore, but it does feel like you're describing, yes, some variation on the frosted tips of fashion. Which also I thankfully avoided. But very narrowly. Very narrowly. But I do also want to know, Sue, how much the WNBA itself has changed since you were out cruising the malls of America after this break. Starting your own small business can be a total roller coaster between all the ups and downs, twists and turns and highs and lows comes the actual business side of your business, which can really throw you for a loop. Luckily with QuickBooks, you can get paid, run payroll, and know where your business stands from the start. So no matter how bumpy the ride gets, you can always stay on track. New business, no problem. Success starts with Intuit QuickBooks, learn more at QuickBooks dot com. QuickBooks payroll, QuickBooks payments, and QuickBooks online account required. Support for this podcast and the following message comes from supercuts. 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Check in now on the super cuts app or on supercuts dot com. So wait, okay, so looking at the league back then versus now and some of this is just so obvious to you, but just take us back to what it looked like and felt like to be a WNBA player. Yeah, 21 years ago. We're joking about a lot of childhood stuff, right? Or a lot of teenage years into your 20s. The WB is actually not that different. It's like, we had our infancy phase where there was excitement. Everybody's excited for this new thing, and it was like hyped up everywhere, and there was the we got next commercials, and there was all this stuff. And then we turned 5 or 6, and you know, 5 or 6 year olds are tough. They know what they want now. They get a little more demanding, but they're not getting what they want, and they get cranky. You know, simultaneously, we're also a little bit older and that we're trying to figure out our fashion, not off the court. If you go look at some of the uniforms early on, we were trying to figure it out on the court as well. Wait, please describe the most embarrassing uniform that you're like, I can not believe that this existed. So the very first, by the way, fun fact, I'm the only player who's ever worn all the WNBA uniforms up till now. Really? Yeah, because I'm obviously the oldest. So Diana, who's two years younger when she came into the league because I think she's like the next oldest. When she came into the league, the uniform had already changed. So I wore the very first OG uniform and then all of them since. Literally literally AOL one. You were there for it. I was there. Yeah. Customer number one. The original uniforms were wild. 'cause it was during a time when all the NBA teams got a little weird in their uniforms. If you use the sonics as an example, classic green and yellow, but then there was those years where they had like the maroon and the logo was different. Yes. All of the WNBA logos were built off of those years of NBA logos. They were huge, you had to tuck them under your sports bra, like on the shoulders, just huge, but it was the next uniform. They didn't tuck the whole point was that they weren't to be tucked in. Hold on, I didn't realize the WNBA implemented anti tucking technology. I believe they referred to it as a scalloped look. Like the shirt was scalloped at the bottom. Yeah, so that was just like, we were like, okay, so you want people to see our belly buttons. Let's just call it what it is. Yes. Those were those were trash. No, man. It got much better as time went there. And now we finally, like in our 20, I don't even know 6th year. We're kind of like, all right, we kind of know who we are. This is who we are. You know, we had maybe like a little bit of a rebellious phase a couple of years ago. Standing up for who we are, standing up for what we believe in. And now we're on the other side. Everybody knows who we are. And now we can just play basketball. And.

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"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

07:11 min | 9 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Were just scouting for us two time MVP Diana taurasi, your friend, your teammate, and it does feel journalistically irresponsible to not also mention that the two of you are also responsible for one of my favorite things, point blank that ESPN has aired in years because you two were doing this live stream during the women's final four between your Yukon huskies and the South Carolina gamecocks last month. That's why they got us on the two. You ready? Let's go, let's go. In that scenario, I'm trying to poke the bear. I'm trying to get her to say as many wild things as I can. She doesn't need much though. Need a ton of Pokémon. Isn't it? Yeah. Hey, dog. I like the green. I see you? Three for the money. I like the green. Gold for the money. We like to look rich. We like to look rich. We were like, all right, obviously we're gonna have fun regardless, but what could be like a fun little thing we're doing. We're like, all right, every time, D, every time you say Cox, I'll drink. But it's a game of inches at the same time. So those simple things are not always so simple. It is a game of inches, as the Cox. Ask him. And they're taking those inches, you know, do you take those inches? Absolutely. When you're on the court. So that's kind of how some of that came to be. I gotta say, and I did not expect to relate to you even more, but 13 year old me absolutely played this exact same game. Yeah. I feel like everyone could relate to that a little bit. And so the question, the follow-up question I have is really not even a question, but I suppose it's, I guess I'm really glad that you weren't fired. This is where that language comes into play right there. The length of the Cox is long. You can't help it. Can't help it. There it is again. Obviously, D and I have just like a really good relationship. We kind of, the way Meghan describes it, is like, we kind of speak our own language, but we include people in it. I don't know how they're going to stop Aaliyah. I wonder what the game plan is. It's going to be tough. I mean, you probably double team her, but she gets so much stuff just off offensive rebound and I think coach said it early. She's the ball finds her wherever she is. She has great basketball coma. My big idea a couple of years ago. Was like a version of drunk history, but we're just watching games, either games we played in. And like old games, games we played in and we're like, yo, what were you thinking in this tunnel or watch something? Maybe we're really laughing imagining how this would go. It's so good. Always what I thought would be fun. Obviously with the Manny cast does is amazing. It is different though, because I went on that as a guest. Yeah, during my night football, yes, you were there on the yes. And football is just a different game because there's so many stops like stoppages of play so that you do have time to chat. Whereas with basketball, it was like very quickly we realized we were either going to be talking about the game or we were just going to be having conversation. It was really hard to do both because it just happened so fast. This idea only got brought up maybe like a month before the final four and that was like, you know, all the negotiating and figuring it out and then finally we got there and we were just winging it. I mean, we had no idea what we were doing. Back on the bird and taurasi show, we got our boy LeBron with us. D, I know you've been aching to ask this question. Yeah. You can't say Ohio State. What college would you have gone to? You said I can't say your whole state. You can't because we know you're a Buckeye through and through. But in a different world, where would you have gone? In a different world, I probably would have gone between and this is going to ruffle a lot of feathers. It would have been between duke and North Carolina. There it is. The red solo cups, which is obviously like an essential part of your aesthetic at this point. I imagine that was you guys. And you know, you cut your soul cups, you know, I'm not letting you down here with mine. What you got, TV? Come on now. We love it. We love it. Yes, that was us. We just thought it would be funny because a, we could put whatever we wanted in the cup. And then we were like, oh my God, everybody's going to wonder what's in the cup. Okay, wait, wait. Now I have to follow up as a large J journalist here. What was in the cup? So there weren't many options. The final four, it's not like they have some elaborate bar in the back. So. No. They were like, all right, there's wine, and we were like, no, no, no, no. That has like red lips, red tea for all over it. Absolutely not. Another instance of your veteran savvy. Yeah, exactly. Thinking ahead always. Then there was some hard liquor option that was, I don't even remember like a whisky. It was just not gonna, no. We can't drink that all night. We're there for the first day. It's two games, we're on that set for like 5 hours. Yes. So the one option was like a seltzer, like a hard seltzer. And we were like, perfect. So that's what we. That has longevity all over it. So again, as someone who relates to so many things about your trajectory on this planet, seeing a hard seltzer and thinking to yourself, ah, perfect. Is exactly what it feels like to be. Here's some water. Of course. Hydration is another lesson that all of us have to learn. But okay, wait, hold on, because the lessons that you've learned, you know, let's play the game of, okay, I have a time machine for you. And on the other end of this time machine is 2002 suburb right as she's getting drafted number one by the Seattle storm. Some parts of the story have not changed. You are still with the Seattle storm. You are still excellent all that stuff. But what are you telling your younger self at that moment in time? Oh gosh, what am I telling myself? In some ways, nothing in some ways all the things. It is funny to see all the draft outfits now, just like how style has changed and become more important and you can really dress to yourself like my outfit. Well, hold on, I'm Googling this as you describe it, but please describe it. It's actually not tragic. It's benign. I think you're gonna see it and be like, oh, it was a black suit. But I had this tank top kind of, it's not stripes is not really the best way to explain it, but far be it for me to describe anything about a woman's wardrobe, but there is a sense of like, wait a minute, okay? You were maybe like speaking out a panel earlier in the day, but then at night, you can transition into like, not more like, you know, arms free, hanging out, leave less, yeah. Exactly, showing off the guns. But here's what's funny, I had. There was like a black. It was a suit. There was a black jacket to it. I'm pretty sure I'm like 99% sure it came from express. There's like a 1% chance it was from the limited, but I'm pretty sure it was.

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"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

08:36 min | 9 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Not my first year. It sounds so to be honest with you here. It sounds like you're kind of still susceptible to some peer pressure on this. You just described my entire life. My entire childhood, none of them. My favorite. Can I give you my favorite? You're mentioning all these superlatives. And again, this is going to be a season in which superlatives are declared as part of the, hey, I know you didn't ask for this decorative rocking chair made of like basketball rims, but here you go. They're going to point out on your official WNBA bio. It has one of my favorite sentences. I think I've seen on anyone's player profile page because it is both very impressive and also kind of a threat. Because it says all time WNBA leader in career starts with 549, bird has never come off the bench in her 18 year career. That's right. I always joke. I'm like, so what am I going to be? The person off the bench. She's like, bring it the energy. Change in the game. I don't know if that's really. I feel like I'm just like made to be a starter, even if that meant only like ten minutes a game. That's right. So thank the coach would starve me. Yeah, but no, but you can look, it would be wrong, it would feel wrong for you to come off the bench in the WNBA. And part of what I want to know here is just some of the secrets that you've developed such that the game has changed for you, right? Like I imagine part of being as August as you are. Yes, veteran. As savvy as you are, is actually some amount of cleverness, right? Like some parts of the game, I want to know what's harder in a second here, but what's actually easier now for you now that you have all of this experience. The mental part of things is way easier. What to expect, how to psych yourself up. You almost sometimes there are days as an older player where you might wake up and things are a little creaky, maybe it's the fourth game in 8 days. You know how to mentally trick yourself to almost generate fake adrenaline to get yourself going just for those 40 minutes. You can then kind of pass that out. Even sometimes we'll be in practice. Usually the first practice after a day off is always a little like, eh, wonky. And you know in that moment, all right guys, trust me, if you just like put your head down, grind it out for an hour, you'll be happy. You just figure out ways to kind of, I don't know, jump over these obstacles that you didn't know when you were younger. Yeah, it sounds like I imagine you telling this to your younger teammates and you're like already sort of self aware catching yourself. I know I sound like a coaching cliche, but there is truth. I mean, that's something that I've learned about aging also is just like sometimes the cliches are unfortunately that way for a reason. But also, just like as a person who scouts the game, who understands the game who studies the game as a point guard, how has that changed for you, your perspective on watching what's happening on the court in front of you? Yeah, what I've noticed in the last couple of years when I watched film, it's not about being smart or not smart. It's just like, I see things. If I go under the dress, don't hedge. No, haven't before, but you don't say anything? Okay. You're supposed to come and over, but if I go under, don't head. She's letting you go on. I can pick up on tendencies of players. I can pick up on tendencies of teams and how they play, like pretty easily. And those little things when you can take them away from players or teams. I don't know, it makes them have to do something else. And they usually don't practice that. So you're already in a good spot. Yeah, is there a specific example, Sue, where you remember thinking to yourself, like, oh, wait a minute. I have access to an insight here that I did not have it. It made a difference. Yeah, so this one's really obvious. When we played Phoenix, a couple years ago on the playoffs, it ended up being like an epic 5 game series. Yes. And so do wanna bonners like 6 four 6 5, but she's a guard. She can play both positions. And at her height, one of her favorite moves isn't up and under. Modern driving to her left. Keenan Charles magnificent move by dewana batter. For the entire series, you know, you started to pick up. If you don't jump, she stuck. So even if you feel B, even if you feel like you're only chance to stop her is to try to jump and block it, you can't jump. If she shoots over you, and it's and it goes in, blame me. Like, it's my fault. I don't even care. But just do not jump. And so the whole series, all my teammates would laugh because by the end, it was like, do not jump and finally, by game four game 5, we stopped jumping and it really took a lot of things away from her. But now that you've mentioned your insights into the minds of the Phoenix mercury, I have to ask you for a scouting report. How do you, how do you assess Diana? What makes her so tough as every time you think you figure something out, she comes back the next season, she added something or change something and you're just like, oh, it's like a whole new puzzle. Watch out for tossing. Up it in over the front iron. She will hurt you so many ways. It talks a lot about the whole poke the bear thing, which she absolutely hates. I don't blame her. It gets annoying. Explain the poke the bear thing just for the people who have not been initiated into this concept. Diana plays better Matt. She died. She's like, and it's rare. Like, I don't. I'm not a player that plays better angry or mad or pissed off. And I think at times, because she knows it, I think she seeks it. So here's a classic one. She played against Connecticut. And her and Jasmine Thomas, who's a great defender, something happened they got into it. And now Tara sea and Thomas getting to it. And you can see the gamesmanship and this is something janae at Google keeps off it was about when it comes to Diana de Rossi. How you want to frustrate her a little bit, but you have to be careful because sometimes it's what gets her going and makes her unstoppable. Jazz, like, jumped up and got like hype, started clapping with super height. And then when she realized, like, oh no, it was a block. She just kept clapping in deep space, and that was it. Do you like torch jump from that point on? It was just over. It just can't be scared, you know? You can post Instagram pictures, you can clap and people's faces. That's not gonna get you a win, though. Who's clapping in your face? I don't know. I'm happy today. Let's stay happy. Holly, if you hear me. Jasmine Thomas was just like having her own emotional normal moment. And yet that was fuel for the buyer for D so it's hard to control those things when you're the opponent, but you have to know that it's going to benefit her. But speaking of being hard to control, Sue, we obviously still need to talk about another enormous on air moment that I have been dying to discuss with you. After the break. The CFOs that get it, get it. The CFO is that don't, don't. So let's talk about the CFO. The chief financial officer, because today's CFO is critical to the strategy and success of the business, and in growing companies, there are two kinds of CFOs, one who's struggling to keep up, spreadsheets everywhere, manual processes, errors, and lack of visibility into the numbers. It takes weeks to close the books. The other kind is on the top of their game, automated reports, inventory, ecommerce, and HR flow into the financial model seamlessly. 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"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

06:09 min | 9 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"In the year 2002, the world was an extraordinarily different place. It's important to remember that. Our modems used to literally scream at us, and it would have taken weeks to download a wave vile the size of this podcast. The idea that a rookie point guard named Sue bird would still be an all star two decades later, that's also just another thing that I did not see coming. So today, with the new WNBA season tipping off this Friday, we ask our goat to sign on and tell us if this season is finally her last dance. And how it is after co hosting a certain live stream last month, that she hasn't already been fired by ESPN. I'm Pablo Torre, it's Thursday, may 5th. This is ESPN daily. So in the spirit of all of this, let's ASL this right now. Super ASL. 41 female Seattle Washington. And how are you feeling? How are you feeling on the brink of, I mean, Sue. Year 21. I feel good now. I don't feel like you're 21. It goes so fast. The body's feeling good. I got the young teammates to keep me young, so, so far so good. Are you already sick of the whole thing that's about to happen to you where people sort of like, I feel like people approach you and they almost, they almost it's like approaching the queen now. Like you are, you're a figure that should be draped in robes. This is your palace. They have to pay their respects. I'm dead. You know, ever since I stopped playing overseas, like 5, 6 years ago now. Every training camp has always been interesting to see how the rookies who come in kind of like look at the older players on the team and it's usually something like, oh, wow, you're a lot nicer than not that they thought it was going to be mean, but I think when I'm warm with a teammate, because of course, it's my teammate. They don't expect that. And I feel like this is the contractually obligated part of the suburbs story that we're doing, where I point out that you now have a teammate who was born, how long after you started your career in the WNBA? Luckily, she hasn't reported yet. So she's Australian, and that was like, what's it called? Like, draft and stash situation. So she will come. But the story that's been told or was sold last year is that I do have a teammate whose mom is my age. Right. And that teammate has since had a baby. So I'm a grandma. It's perfect. I mean, the circle of life, so. You've experienced I've seen it all. I've seen it all. But to your point, I've been the oldest player in the league for God. I think since like 2017 or something like that. Right. So the whole oldest player, when are you going to retire? How many more years? I've been answering those questions for forever. I just hope this year. 'cause it might be my last for sure. I hope this year, my teammates aren't getting grilled too much. That's what I want to prevent. Leave them out of this. Wait, so it's time to throw yourself in front of all the bullets I'm about to fire at you because your teammates spare them from the question. How do you approach whether this is going to be your last season or not? What's the calculation? It's may. It's the first week of May of 2022. How do you think about this? I'm really not. I don't think that's really my personality to be like somebody the first day of training camp was like, oh, it's your first last day, and I was like, well, maybe, but also, do I really want to be thinking about like, oh, this is the last day I'm going to put my socks on on a Tuesday in April on my way to now it's like, I don't want to be thinking that way. I think as the season goes, I'll have a better idea and I'll be able to be a little bit more definitive about what the future holds. Because once the game starts, that's when you really know it. Right now I do knock on wood. I feel pretty healthy. I feel pretty good. Maybe even better than I did last year. So I'm kind of just seeing where that goes. But you never know until the game start, because that grind is different. I would say part of what's fascinating about being you, which is already deeply fascinating to me. But at this moment in sort of sports history, is that you've seen a lot of the other ways to do this, right? Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, all of these Hall of Famers, all of these goats, coach K, right? Like, what did you learn about watching other people's retirement tours? No, this is a great question because so Tina Thompson was on the team when she had her retirement tour. She announced before the season and I remember thinking like, oh, I don't know if I could handle that. Everywhere we went, you know, rightfully so she was being celebrated and videos, montages, the whole thing. I was like, I don't know if I could do that. And in talking to two people, Ray Allen was one, he was like, yeah, just did. Just kind of like, and because that's what he did. You know, he just kind of Irish goodbye. Yeah, smoke bomb. You're out. And Australian taught me that instead of Irish exit, I love it. Smoke. Smoke bombs way better. Yeah. So I was like, yeah, that's kind of what I was leaning towards. And then I went on Ryan and Cece's podcasts, and I was talking to Cece about it. This is Ryan ruku and CC Sabathia. Our USB and colleague and the former baseball all star pitcher, yeah. Right, yeah, R two C two. So CC had just finished his retirement season. And he made some really valid points. He was like, you have to let the fans give them a chance to say goodbye. Give them a chance to see you one last time. And so he had just lived it and he was kind of talking about his experience and it got me thinking in another way. But the truth is, this just kind of happened on its own. Our season ended last year and the fans chanted one more year as I was leaving the court. Yeah, these fans are going to make me cry in about two seconds..

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"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

02:01 min | 9 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Sue bird, thank you for joining us. And whenever you do join us, I am reminded that your email address is at AOL dot com. You're welcome. You know, I was gonna make fun of you for it, but I'm at that point in my life Sue, where I'm nostalgic for America online. It reminds me of, you know, how it used to be. The grind of going online and praying your Friends were there. Yes. I don't know what you were doing on AOL, your account clearly, your screen name, which I won't reveal here. It has seen some things I imagine Sue, but I was like, that's an updated version. That's not the OG. Wait, can you share the OG screen name now that you have been removed from it? Absolutely. The OG screen name was Susie Q, QQ. Ten. Was that three cues? Three cubes because one key was taken, so then I had to go to another queue, and then I had a third queue, and then finally I got what I wanted. I can not relate more to this as someone who screen name was Yoda, 'cause I'm not kind of guy. Yeah. Followed by 6 digits. Back then, that was like, we all understood what that was. Now, you're some bot or troll. Exactly. You're out. Back then, it was okay. My 6 digits in my screen name, now just reads like, yeah, I was participating in misinformation campaigns in chat rooms when I was 13. ASL, age sex location. Oh my God. Wait, so were you? Were you on AOL? Was your buddy list going strong? Was all of this happening while you were through college as well? Was like Diana was on this on this game too. Big DT three Callie? I literally remember almost all my teammates screen names..

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"sue bird" Discussed on Point God with Baron Davis

Point God with Baron Davis

05:46 min | 10 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on Point God with Baron Davis

"Anybody in the world. It's like, you know what? Good job. But like, let's say. I'm a help you, I'm gonna figure this out for you. I have an answer. Yes. I have an answer. Yes. All right. This isn't about luckily this is my homie was the point guard. She's she wanted me to come to this team too. So there's no disrespect happening here. This is known that there was a moment where I was a free agent, the storm was rebuilding, and it was kind of like, and so there was a moment where I considered going back to New York, right? Like going home, playing for the liberty. It would have been ridiculous. It would have been epic. And the year before, they were good. So they finished in the top. They were the one or two. They were bomb. So we're talking Tina Charles. Epiphany prince. Tanisha Wright, that's my homie. Swin cash is on the team. They just had drafted Kia stokes. A bunch of bunch of names, like good ass players. Yeah. They were missing a point guard though. And T, that's why I bring this up, we laugh. He was the point guard. They had a rookie point guard too, but I was like, well, we can move her to the two. We could just move her to the top. She doesn't have to leave. Can I remember? Right over to the two, please. Operate. I get it. And they lost. So they got to the playoffs and they lost in the first round, which was like that single elimination. I guess that means they finished third or fourth. But anyways, I just remember watching them being like I was becoming a free agent and I remember thinking like if I was on that team, things would be a little different. A little different. Maybe the liberty would still be in Manhattan. No, I'm just playing. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. The W 25 team yearly champion. Rushing link champion. Globe tried her basketball and basket or ambassador to women's sports, pioneer of culture, famous amongst the famous NBA, 75 commercials. Hey. The smile. The face. We had a good time. We had a good time. Orchestrator. The disciplinarian, the organizer, the negotiator, the painter, the rapper, the shark, the koala bear too. You gotta have the balance. The humbleness, the ability to inspire, to lead, to be led. And to collaborate, the legend, the point God, one of my favorite of all time. Super. There they go crazy. There they are. Hey, there they go. There they go. They just in here is dropping. Thank you. I appreciate you. Thank you. This is fun. Yeah, this is dope. Ladies and gentlemen, this is our last episode. People. This is our last episode of the point guide podcast. It has been a pleasure to be a host. Who knows if this is getting passed off, who knows if Sue bird wants to interview her favorite point guards, like, you know, there is more to come. When a bad idea? I would love that. The next 50 could be super. I am here and I'm never leaving. Well, you're the first guest. All right, there it is. That's a flip it. 'cause they don't know much about me. I've gotten through 50 episodes and nobody knows anything about my story, but you know, people shout me out, so it's been cool. But it's been a great ride ladies and gentlemen, shout out to art. iHeartMedia. Shout out to slick sports lifestyle and culture. We're allowing us to do this. This is the point God show. I'm your host. Baron Davis. And I humbly appreciate this opportunity to entertain you and enjoy yourselves. Be good. Peace.

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"sue bird" Discussed on Point God with Baron Davis

Point God with Baron Davis

08:01 min | 10 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on Point God with Baron Davis

"Full of jump shot. It was like legit. And we're talking 6th grade. This is early. And she's just got an on the dime pull up. And I think when if I were to describe my game, that's been like a huge part of my game, the pull up jump shot. I know people don't like the mid range anymore, whatever. But the pull up J is like my thing and I even like sometimes I'll like kick my legs up a little bit when I do it and that's just because I was copying her. Like legit. It's like that is where I got my pull up jump shot without a doubt from Nisha butler. Another like 12 year old. Yeah, and talk about what you said, the mid range. Talk about the mid range because threes are great, right? But if you can get shots in the mid range, right? That means you can get shots anywhere on the floor. The art of the mid range has was lost, but I think now a lot of the, you know, I think older elite players are playing, you know, all basketball is starting to come back to the mid range 'cause that's when in basketball and your record reflects that. So just talk about, you know, why the mid range was important to you. I mean, first of all, I just think it came naturally to me. So I think all of us as basketball players, there's things that just come naturally. And you don't really know how to explain it. Like when I watched, when I watch, you know, player X do a Euro step, and I'm like, dang, that just came naturally to them. And it didn't come naturally to me, right? It's just like, sometimes it's just like what you're dealt. But then it's like, as I got older, it became so valuable because my game is big is predicated on the pick and roll. That's where I thrive, right? And so in the pick and roll, you have to be able to score on multiple ways to be a threat in multiple ways in order to do what it is that I want to do, which is get my teammate open anyways. Right. But it's like, if I couldn't hit a mid range pull up, off a pick and roll. Right. What was I going to be able to accomplish? Like no one's going to guard me in that way. They were going to play me for a three, play me for a drive. It's like you had to be able to incorporate that. And I think incorporate that. And I think that's like for me, that's why the mid range is so important. That plus like, I love pulling up in transition from a mid range. I love it. I don't know if I don't know if other people love it. I love it. Yo, you know what time it is. You know, this show wouldn't be where it is. If it wasn't for our sponsors, let them have it. But that's what makes you so dangerous 'cause I was shy Phillips was on here and he was saying like a four level score, right? It's somebody who can shoot, you know, beyond the three shoot, the three shoot that mid range get to the line, get to the whatever. He's like a mad scientist. And I think you are, I think you, I definitely know that I feel like you play at a certain pace. Right? And, you know, I want to, I want us to see in your eyes. What are you seeing? And okay, so here's a question. What are the artists, right? That if there were three artists, right? That made up Sue bird. Who would those artists be? Right? Because I need to get inside of the vision. The vision? Can we go musical artists? I feel like I have a better chance. Any artist, it can be any artist. You know, interesting. God, this is hard. So I like things to make sense. Okay? So when I'm working out, I get real grumpy when a coach has me do some thing that I'm like, this is not realistic. But if it's too hard or too easy, I'm just, I get, or if it's like, this will never happen. Like, what are we doing? Yeah, yeah. So I feel like lyrically, I mean, there's so many. I'm from New York, so I'm going to stay. I'm going to stay in New York, but it's like, when you listen to it's like, it just all makes sense. Right? They're going to say something. Like, honestly, someone, another artist, comedian Dave Chappelle. Everything he says, he always brings it back around. It's always going to make sense. So there's something there that I really appreciate so that to me is like a big part. So when I'm out there and I'm in a game and obviously I know like games have so many unknowns and people are going to be throwing different things at you. I'm just always trying to make it make sense in my head and then I can pick it apart. So once I am sorry, I'm sorry. No, no, as I say. So once I see maybe I've watched film and I saw something or you see something in the game and this is obviously where experience helps so much. It's like you've seen it once. You've seen a thousand and then the minute I know I can make it make sense and I'm like and this is what we're doing guys. And it's biggie that is like the rhythm to your pace. Yeah, pace. I'm like, you asking me at 41? Are you asking me at 21? That's under a big, biggie fan. I am a big big fan. You know, the Big E lyrics. So are you out there hooping? You busting. Sometimes. You know what warmups that's how it is. Absolutely. Yeah, no, my pace has changed through the years. But now I'm just like, who would be, I'd have to think about this from an artist standpoint, but now I'm like selective. So like, God, I'm thinking like drums. Maybe we can go like the roots or something, where it's like, they're selective with how they hit you. Absolutely. With their pace, their beats, their cadence. It's the cadence. As an older player, you just get real smart and selective with when you're going to go faster when you can slow down and you kind of understand that. I like that because it's like, you know, when you're young, you are like, it is biggie, you know what I mean? You got the energy, you know what I mean? There's so much there's so much in those lyrics and there's so much in those vibes, right? And that energy. And then as you get older as an older player, then it's like the roots. It's more so like we going live. I know when the game is. Move to my drum patterns. Yeah, exactly. Let's talk a little bit about your decision because I know people are people love to hear about decisions like so New York City point or heart and then you make this decision to go to UConn. You could have went anywhere in the world. Why you can't and where else were you thinking about going? So my final 5, I guess, were Yukon, Stanford, Vanderbilt, duke Notre-Dame. Those are like the 5. Duke and Notre-Dame kind of fell off pretty quick. I actually only visited those other three. So Yukon Stanford Vanderbilt.

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"sue bird" Discussed on Point God with Baron Davis

Point God with Baron Davis

06:18 min | 10 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on Point God with Baron Davis

"Are you as a kid? How are you as a kid? I think that was pretty cool. You're very opinionated. I am now. Yeah, I know I'm like, maybe my family, maybe I take all that other stuff out on my family. No, not literally. I was chill as a kid. I have an older sister on the second. One of two, but there's definitely something I actually have two little nieces that are 8 and 9 and 7 now. And I see it in I kind of see it in their personalities too. Like the second kid, I don't want to make like some crazy generalization because I'm not a parent, but it seems like the second kid just seems to be a little chiller. Yeah, for sure. They're just kind of there. And I think that's how I was like, I was just chill, kind of did my thing. I think what my family would say is not that different from what you would say is a basketball player in terms of like generous with time with energy, that kind of thing, like wanting to be part of their lives. Trying to always show up, that kind of vibe. But yeah, obviously your family is going to get other parts of you that you might not show. I'm sure my mom would probably be like, ah, she's a little shit. That's what my mom always said. Every day. You know, you know. My dad, my dad used to call me cinder Susie, like Cinderella, because I was not feeling the chores. Yeah, no. I was like, cinder Sanders says they all day long. You know, not the floor. I am not, I am not geared up to be doing chores. I'm thinking about the game. That's in the center. Yeah, that's on this interesting Susie would come out and I hated it. Talk about, you know, as a female growing up in New York, you know, being a point guard, you know, like, who are the people that inspired you? Like, who is that person, you know, that you saw was like, oh, okay. Now, you know what I mean? Now I got, I got somebody to go off of or got a guiding light. Yeah, yeah. So obviously the choices for women for girls was limited, right? Growing up, I actually just heard Don staley talk about this. Growing up, I saw the final four, like the championship game, and then I saw the Olympic gold medal game. And that was it, you know? Luckily though, luckily though, my dad, when hoop dreams came out, my dad was like, we're going to see this, you know? When Christ the king, before I was there, I was in, I was in like late middle school, maybe my freshman year of high school, and he was like, let's go to a game. So I was really lucky. My dad exposed me. And I remember the point guard of Christ the king at the time was Christina Alexander. And she ended up going to George Mason. I think she's in coaching now. Our games are not similar at all. But I was like the first time where I was like, oh, this is like, this is an elite point guard. Yeah. Like, this is who this is what it is. And she was fast as fuck, like, quick as shit. I'm telling you our games could not be different. She's more of like a driver slasher, that kind of thing. But I just understood in watching her play. And she played her era of crisis king basketball with shamika hall's claw. They were like the duo. So everybody was showing up to see to see meek, which I was too. She dunked in warmups, hype as hell. Yeah. But low key, I was like, well, what about that point guard over there? I was like, and she wears number ten too. We're friends now. I was like, what about she got number ten Jersey on? What about her? Busy. So I was like, that's to me like that. And then later on, I actually ended up watching Jen AZ in person, and that's what I say is my C it be a moment. Like when I saw her with the national team, I was like, oh, that could be like, we look alike, like this could be me. Yeah. For sure. There's like always like that one person that you see and you're like, okay, you may not be like similar to what I am, but you, I like you. It's like something about how you get down, how I don't get down. Yeah. Probably never play like that, but it's just like, oh my God, I'm obsessed with like, you know, it's almost like the yin and the Yang, right? And there's so much to learn from, you know, when you think about, you know, when you're saying collaboration, and I think for a point guard, it's like also being a mess scientist, right? So what do you, when you look at Jennifer azie, it's like, what is where, where is Sue in that, right? We're a suit and what Christina has, who's playing, we should make, you know, can you talk about coming up in high school, right? How did you mold yourself, right? As a point guard to be able to have this vision and that kind of think about maximizing your talent. Yeah. I mean, some of it is like, you kind of steal from people in the most complimentary way, right? And I remember, I played AAU with this AAU team, so I just joined it. I'm in like, this is early, like 6, 7th grade, and I play with Nisha butler. So some people know her name. Some people don't. It's like, yeah, in women's basketball. There's a couple names I could throw at you that's like, actually, Nicole has more skin would be one. She went to CLA, so you probably know Nicole has more. Like, there's these players that were fucking amazing growing up. And like, for whatever reason, their careers didn't pan out the way you might have thought. And Nisha is one of those players. She ended up going to Georgia Tech had a great career. But that was like my early teammate and her pull up jump shot. I mean,

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"sue bird" Discussed on Point God with Baron Davis

Point God with Baron Davis

02:07 min | 10 months ago

"sue bird" Discussed on Point God with Baron Davis

"Never been seen before. The heart of a pride of any wild animal. An initiator a point God, package, this year, natto, savant. A tending, the legendary Christ the king in New York City. Then she got a scholarship to Yukon, the prestigious Yukon, she put you con on the map, guided them to a record of a hundred and 40 four wins. And four losses. A shark among sharks. Drafted by the Seattle storm. A four time. WNBA champion,

"sue bird" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"sue bird" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"Next week, I don't know. We'll figure out what we're gonna do because I'm sure something crazy is gonna happen this weekend. Yeah, but the free agency. Oh my gosh, always a blast. Oh my God, we, of course, I'm sorry. Come on back. No, so I did want to mention one thing before going off court side. Cut the lights out. We were about to do it. Rachel's alligator reported that, but this might be on the transactions list. But Rachel Gallagher reported that the son have core John Paul Jones, so she can not negotiate with other teams. Yeah. So it's official. Official official nice, the Connecticut son John quill Jones, so she can not negotiate with other teams making more likely that she would be back in Connecticut. Of course she could force our way out through a trade like a song Natasha Howard dude last year. He did. That's unexpected to happen at the moment. No. That's the last thing I got. Oh, that's all right, but that's good news, though, John 12 Jones. We'd love to see it. And I know the Connecticut sun fans are excited too. We have more women's hoops in front of us and that is going to be exciting to continue to chop it up with you guys next week about the free agency in the WNBA and obviously all the great things going on at the NCAA level and those top 16 seeds. We're going to see what they look like as conference play proceeds. But for right now, they're going to cut the lights out on us. We don't have to go home. But we had to get up out of here, Gabe. It has been a blast. As usual, sitting courtside with you, my friend, on this edition of courtside with Christie and Gabe, on the her hoop sets, podcast network, we will see you next time..

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"sue bird" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"sue bird" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"Well, now are we now going to say like, oh, losing the Missouri is in fact a bad thing or we don't believe you as much. There's a lot of different ways to interpret conference playlist. I think are going to be true down the stretch, especially for, you know, seems like Stanford teams of South Carolina where they had this big non conference schedules that yeah have produced a really great resume heading into conference play like now how do you rate how do we balance those two things? I find it really interesting. Yeah, and I think that's what saved South Carolina. It's really played and sitting at number one. And, you know, it's not they get a past per se, but they kind of go to the class. Actually do. But I mean, we said it before and I'll say it again. I mean, Don staley has just been masterful at what she's been able to do at South Carolina. And that's just this year. I mean, just over the course of the time that she's been there and just rebuilding, revamping and then creating an environment there that is so much fun. I mean, just to watch. I mean, even if you're not a fan of South Carolina, you're watching that game because you love the game of basketball. You love women's basketball earning the respect of that area and the fans that are there to support it. I mean, come on. You can't not love that the most. I mean, that's beautiful to watch. And just knowing going, I'm super proud of her. And what she's been able to do there. And she's a podcaster just like us. I know. We'll all have the same. We'll all have the same qualifications. Basketball podcaster. I love it. It's called net life, I believe. Yeah. And then that life. So fun. And, you know, I was tweeting with her today and she was tweeting back and forth and it was really funny this morning. But yeah, who knows to her on that? Welcome to the pod life. She's calling it, so. As long as you're also listening to courtside, you can go listen. If you're not listening to courtside. No other podcast. We'll let you know. Yeah, there's room out here for all of us. There's plenty of space in these things. Those bracketology, I just found Meghan's take interesting. It is a little different than the other bracketology I've seen out there. I am interested to see how I mean, I think, like I said, the way it's going to shake after the top four scenes should be pretty straightforward. But there's a lot of different things coming to plan. I think this year could be one of the years where we're pretty angry about who is seeking, you know? Yeah. I mean, it could look different. I mean, we're looking at it today. I'm telling you, it's going to be a shuffle. And you know, I can't wait to see what that looks like, but you know, I think Megan was spot on for today. And what this looks like for the top 16 seeds for sure. And that's what she was doing it for for today. Not necessarily what it's going to be because we obviously have a lot we all lost sorting to do. With a lot of conferences that are, I mean, exciting is one way to put it, confusing isn't the only way to put it. I think the next place I want to take you to is a conference I find extremely confusing. It is your well it's not your conference because you played in the ACC. And like a good Maryland turpin should. Oh. But they're now on the Big Ten and you're obviously over the Big Ten for the Big Ten network. I'm deeply confused as my eye twitch should tell you. I'm deeply confused by the big time. So northwestern beats Iowa, right? Yeah. Iowa then gets crushed, oh, no, sorry, northwestern that gets crushed by Ohio State. Okay. Right. Well, I think got crushed by Michigan, okay? Yeah. Michigan got crushed by Nebraska, right? Yeah. And then Nebraska lost to Iowa. Yeah, so now we're full circle with the middle of this conference. Not to mention the struggles that we mentioned in Maryland last week how good Indiana is. But in the end, it could be beat certainly. I think they have some they have some reasonable concerns that could make them susceptible to an upset. So I don't know. Help me make, I think you mentioned perdue in Michigan state. Purdue and Michigan say, I have no idea what to do with these teams. So just like help me make sense of the way you think of this conference, right? So I think we probably have Maryland Indiana up top. But then, what then chaos? I mean, at this point, it's just topsy turvy in the Big Ten is putting it mildly. I just think we saw this coming into the season, I believe, with four teams returning from a sweet 16 run in Indiana with an elite 8 run and with everyone basically returning everyone. So it was basically like, okay, let's run this back. And we've seen that. It's like pick up, right? You're at the park all day, and you run it back. And, you know, the team that stays wins it all, and they stay on all day. But it's not like that. It's like the teams are rotating through on, hey, run it back. You guys are in now, and then now we're running back and now teams are beating one another. And I think that's the vibe of the Big Ten right now is that, you know, night and a night out, you just don't know who's going to be playing at their best that night. And I think you've got to bring your best game. And that just goes to show that when that ball is falling through the net, things change. And I think, you know, for Iowa in particular, I mean, in that northwestern game, they were not shooting the ball well at all. And then Nebraska game, I was out.

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"sue bird" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

06:36 min | 1 year ago

"sue bird" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"At this point. So if someone beats them and wins the SEC championship, whether it is regular shoes on conference tournament. Right. I think we're in line for two SEC teams in the top and then we're talking about someone else getting bumped off. Yeah, no, I agree with that. And I think, you know, that's what makes conference play so intriguing, right? Across the board, not just in the SEC, but across the board because, you know, there's so many teams that are in the top 16 seats that are placed right now by Megan, that anything can happen, you know? And with the topsy turvy cancellations and all the things going on, there are a lot of other factors that are involved. So I just think it's really, it's going to be interesting moving forward to see what this looks like in a couple of weeks. You know, after a couple of teams that played each other once or twice, you know, in conference play. And then, of course, down the stretch in February as you're headed into the tournament and regular season teams being crowned. I think it's gonna be really, really contentious, which we love, right? But I think it's gonna be really fun to see how things pan out and which teams can say the most consistent and the most healthy. I think those two components obviously are going to be key factors. Yeah, no, and the healthy healthy now is just like to say at this point. It's like ankles and overall health. Well, it's like Yukon has both problems. It somehow picked up both problems and now they're coming back and I think they play butler coming up, but I think you look at the other thing that stood out to me was LSU being ahead of Yukon and Arizona. So you mentioned Arizona. You con to me, I've just always assumed they're going to get the benefit of the doubt just because they have so much talent. But it's interesting to see them kind of falling down a lot of lists because they have played and people are projecting it to say, hey, look, this team may not have everyone. They may not have the chance to get fully healthy, let alone stay healthy now. Great. So Ellis she has been the beneficiary of that. And I think they I think Ella she personally deserves Jonathan. I think Alice personally deserves to be above UConn and Arizona to be honest. Yeah. I mean, they've been great. I mean, I think from going on ranked to start the season to moving into top 15 area in a lot of the national polls, respectively, I mean, I think it's been remarkable to see what's been done early on for LSU. So yeah, I mean, I think right now on this day, I agree with what you're saying. But I think, as I said, once we really gain some traction and move on through conference play, I think the story is really going to be told. And it's going to be very clear as to what the top 16 seats will look like. Yeah, no, I think it will be too. I'm just interested because Arizona to me. I'm going to look at LSU's let me see. What's LSU's best win? Is LSU's best win a 6 point loss against South Carolina? I guess that's because. The wins against Georgia, the winds against sex a.m., those are impressive against Iowa state impressive Missouri state impressive loss at home to FTC is a little worrisome, but FGC is a really great team. That's a FSU. I'm on FGC. Yeah, Florida Gulf Coast. With my guy down there, mister, but go ahead. And then in Arizona though, I mean, they haven't beaten almost anyone outside of that Louisville game. I know Lou feels really good, but that was the second game of the season. So I think Arizona might I would pick LSU to go to trend up in Arizona trend down a little bit. I mean, that Arizona win over Missouri state. Missouri state, I bless them. I mean, amaka, Google, they have a couple of key injuries right now. We're talking about health, right? And their point guard and their center are both out for the season with injuries. And I mean, you never want to see that and you know, they started the season ranked, you know, I think they were definitely in the top 25. They were hovering around 20 to 25, and that segment of the rankings. But I mean, just to have those devastating injuries, I mean, you can't control that obviously, but you just try to do the best you can. And that's not watering down any kind of victory over over that team, but I just wanted to put that out there that they were really slated to have another great season at Missouri state and to have those injuries. That's just tough. That's just tough for them. Missouri state has been to a number of sweet 62. I don't know if that streak is, I don't remember if they made it to sweet 16 last year. I think they did when Kelly Harper was there before she left for Tennessee. I know they went deep into the tournament like that. I believe it was a sweet 16 run. But she had before she left for Tennessee. The last two seasons, well, last two tournaments, obviously we don't have a tournament in 2020. With the 2020 year last two tournaments they've made to the street 16 but like you're saying they are dealing with injuries, but yeah, which is rough. I mean, she's a great coach and they have always, you know, been a great team, so in a great program. So, you know, healthy, healthy prayers going out that way for them on that. But in all. It's all healthy vibes to all teams. Just stay healthy because you want to see good games. But yeah, I'm sorry. No, everybody we're sending it out because, wow, but yeah, absolutely. I mean, but going back to LSU, I really think that, you know, I could see that, you know, them trending. Higher and maybe Arizona as they get into conference play. Again, I think that's going to tell. That's the truth teller right there. Like when you get into playing, you know, every other day or every two or three days against top notch competition. That's going to give you a great test of your character and a great test of your sustainability. And I think that's going to be really interesting to watch. Yeah, it's also going to be interesting to see how much losses factoring because we see this all the time, right? South Carolina is not getting dinged at all for a jury loss. And I agree with that. But let's say LSU loses to Missouri..

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"sue bird" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"sue bird" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

"Cool. We would go, how about we match it, but we protect it. It does more. We think we offer you a much better place than Indiana, because like we said, this is where we've only shared defensive potential. We're going to probably be starting for us based on other moves. We plan to make for the rest of our agency. And we think that with Jasmine walker coming back, Gabby Williams coming into the fold we're going to have a really nice athletic wingy set of players. That's me a lot of fun to play with. I don't know. We can play all wings all the time. That's the plan. You go to Sally B two a groomer caves, Gabby Williams, Jasmine walker. The bigs are all coming after the rest are very shortly. We don't even know how much today everyone came to me playing. It is very clear how much of a favorite you are of Derek Fisher who I am actually so I should say that and you are my favorite. I think we've shown you how much we value what you were able to contribute in LA and we are building something that we want you to be harder. Okay, so why don't you give me more money then? Can we do the thing is we can go up to one 35, I believe based on something else that could happen. Okay. Indiana, can you beat that? Indiana would continue to match that and protect it for two years. Yeah, I'm going Indiana. I'm sorry, Ellen. Seriously? You guys are both in the lottery and they have their draft pick. What do you want me to tell you? What has Indiana shown available to you? Yeah, I don't think you've been on four different coaching staffs in your first four years and nothing happens. I know, but nothing close to what happened this year for you in Los Angeles. I think this is painful. They don't have any money. Well, then that's their problem. That's not my problem. It's the same as looking for here. But the same money to go play more minutes on a team that's younger. You know, because yeah, it was great to really appreciate what Ellie did to me, but I need the guarantee money that there's just too many I haven't gotten one of these contracts yet. So neon needs that guarantee in two years and she's very close with her family and her brother plays with clippers. He may get treated to the paces. You don't know that. He's on a two way he's not getting traded. Next year. It could always happen. That's why she's there multiple years. She's going to Indiana. That's the final verdict on so obviously protected two years. What's the number? And is there a raise? I'd like to, yeah, what's protected and 3% raised in the NEA called that? Yeah, that works for us. Starting at one 30. One 35, 33. Sorry, LA. And congrats Indiana for signing someone. A lot went down in part two of the WNBA mock off season. Emma meets him in his heading to the Big Apple Sue bird. It's coming back to Seattle and diamond the shields has a new home in Atlanta. Part three will be coming out Wednesday, December 15th, and please subscribe to our newsletter, our podcast and our YouTube channel and make sure to follow us across social media at her hoop stats for all of that. We'll see you in part three.

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US Rolls to Women's Hoops Gold Medal in Bird's Last Olympics

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

US Rolls to Women's Hoops Gold Medal in Bird's Last Olympics

"The United States women's basketball team wins its seventh straight gold medal topping the host country Japan ninety to seventy five Britney Greiner will team USA to victory scoring a game high thirty points to help the woman tied the men's basketball team for the longest team gold medal streak in any sport in Olympic history Americans Diana Taurasi and sue bird set another record winning their fifth gold medals that's the most of any men's or women's basketball athlete in Olympic history Japan comes away with the silver it's first ever medal in women's hoops I'm Danny cap

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Tokyo Olympics Begin With Muted Ceremony and Empty Stadium

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Tokyo Olympics Begin With Muted Ceremony and Empty Stadium

"You have the emotion and pageantry of opening ceremonies but reminders the pandemic continues were everywhere spectators not allowed except the mask wearing dignitaries and working media the parade of athletes reduced to attempt the usual number the U. S. team led by Cole flagbearers basketball legend sue bird a four time gold medalist and Eddie Alvarez a member of the US baseball team who won silver is a speed skater at the twenty fourteen Winter Games in Sochi four time tennis grand slam champion Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron to begin sixteen days of competition I'm John other very

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"sue bird" Discussed on Locked On Women’s Basketball

Locked On Women’s Basketball

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"sue bird" Discussed on Locked On Women’s Basketball

"Locked on in your fifteen percents off your order. Bill bars the official protein bar of the us track and field team. And of course my mom. So you can tell the track team or grandma. Myrna sent you jomie be a little bit of background on some olympic players and teams. I'm most excited for them to share schubert's conversation with media after she was the flagbearer at the olympics. One of my favorite sue bird facts. Sue bird is the flagbearer twenty twenty united states dawn. Staley do back in two thousand four dawn. Staley is now of course coach and retired player. She bird playing in. Twenty twenty shubert teammate. Dawn staley back in two thousand four. But don't let us alone blind you to the amazing talent that we have throughout women's basketball at this olympic games. I'm taking through canada features. Kia nurse natalie. Chandra one of my most favorite players to watch and covers rigid. Carlton does a little bit of everything and do not sleep on average of yukon all entertaining roster very very interested to see g shoe arc plan for korea. You get the opportunity that just doesn't get with billing beer. Solution will someday very very interesting spanish team. Rachel rivera's most excited about spain. On on the spanish national team gabby williams is back in action plan for france as marine johannes favourite. A friend of the program. Jackie powell japan very very talented roster including first ramu toshiki. She's missing unfortunately this time. Around if ratio surgery doesn't matter is still going to be a contender team nigeria. Yes it is disappointing. Not sheila's williams necker who mckay play. But nigeria still has toured Gotcha they've got erica. Eric terrific goulard played for rice. Very interesting to see her. See them as well and yes. I know australia doesn't have to bauge but goodness they have a lot of talented team from stephanie. Talbot on down. Rebecca alan very very talented. She animation in play for belcher once more. And maybe as exciting as anything to jasmine black me religious love just great defensive legislator very poorly chapman type player. She played for poker force later. J. m you and then china. China's got their height up front six six six seven six nine. That's unsure what the five a very capable stretch five. I am very eager to see how china does so yeah. I'm looking forward to limited festival on the olympics. You guys but it was whatever happens next a lovely moment with shubert so you.

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Is Paige Bueckers UConn's Next Superstar?

The Lead

01:49 min | 2 years ago

Is Paige Bueckers UConn's Next Superstar?

"Charlotte first off for anyone who hasn't seen her in action. Can you describe page bekker's game on the court. It's really fun to watch her. High school code actually used to call her own well because she was so skinny shitting bekker's not only does she have a great shy but she's this incredible passer where you never know when going to go deckers visa wide open nelson the perfect pass chris. Daly associate coach at uconn was just comparing her game to sue bird based on her jumper. Just because it's so automatic whenever she shoots seeing the students go in sports and it's really cool to watch her just worked well page. Bekker's came to yukon as the number one recruit in the country. So she was obviously very well known when the season began. But to you charlotte. When did she really announce herself on the national stage. I think our national out already was probably the south carolina game and the tip off. In here we go number one versus number. Two of the tent goes to uconn in the home whites this crazy national showdown one versus to close game. The whole time be defended his by fifty four solid defense. Better offense paid record straight up. A pool and page comes out and then leads them into overtime where she hits this insane. Three pointer legend grow from here. Legend grow from here and she leads them to a win on. You can't spend your number one

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Katie Barnes on College Basketball BFFs Jalen Suggs and Paige Bueckers

ESPN Daily

02:18 min | 2 years ago

Katie Barnes on College Basketball BFFs Jalen Suggs and Paige Bueckers

"Katie. Is to have you back on the show. Thanks for having me so. I'm talking to you because you have the story of the kind of blew my mind and i say that because if there's one player in the men's college basketball tournament i would advise people to know about it would be jalen suggs. These star of the number one overall seed gonzaga bulldogs. He's a freshman. They open their tournament. Tomorrow heavily favored. He's going to be the face of this whole thing in the women's tournament the one name i'd advise people to know about would be page. Bekker's their star freshman the star of the yukon. Huskies who are also a one c and opening their tournament. Sunday against high point. They are the two faces of the game right now. They will be the two faces of the month of march. And what. I didn't know until i read your story. Katie is that they grew up twenty miles away from each other in minnesota and they've been friends since elementary school. How did you discover that page. Bekker's jalen subs. Were this close. I had pursued a tip from my editor. That was a video of the two of them playing rock paper scissors when they were seniors in high school. I had written about page before. So i just asked her. It was like. Are you actually friends with jalen suggs. And she said that she was shocking that to kids from the midwest who live pretty close to each other who both played basketball of course they would know each other. Of course they would be friendly. That wasn't surprising. But as i reported the story and i found out just how deep these routes go that to me was. What made this really special. Yeah you came into the story. I know having reported a lot about page. Bekker's you got to know jalen suggs. It sounds like in the course of doing this along with family members of each of them. How difficult was it to get everybody on the record to talk to you about the specific relationship. Everyone was really excited to talk about this relationship. These two are really good friends. Their families our friends. You're the parents want to celebrate the other one so everybody was really pumped to talk to me

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Seattle Storm Unveils New Logo in First Major Redesign in 21 Years

News, Traffic and Weather

00:31 sec | 2 years ago

Seattle Storm Unveils New Logo in First Major Redesign in 21 Years

"Professional women's basketball team with a new look on or off the court. More from Cuomo's bill's words. There was a storm atop the space needle this afternoon in Seattle Storm flag raised featuring the first logo change for the WN BA team in 20 years. The defending champs roster will also have a new look in 2021. I think it's okay to feel sad that you know people you played with for a long time and had success with are going to be here anymore, So I feel sad about that. Coming back for 1/20 season, though, is the veteran guard the legend Sue Bird.

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Paige Bueckers Dominates at UConn

ESPN Daily

02:57 min | 2 years ago

Paige Bueckers Dominates at UConn

"China's great to have you back on the show. It is always wonderful to be with you. Pablo thanks for having me. China robinson hosts the around the rim podcast and serves as a basketball analyst and calls games for espn. So you are an busy person. The china you just came off calling a game like minutes ago. Described to me what your life is like in this new kind of era of broadcasting. How's it going pablo. I can pretty much that up about three words in the house. That is where. I spend a majority of my time these days. I'm in the house calling games watching film and that's pretty much my wife right now. I come to you the china from a bunk bed inside an airbnb. So i feel all of your pain and i wanna get into women's basketball with the of course and we'll get to the professionals and a little bit but i want to start by asking you about the really the single biggest name that's been dominating the college game pretty much all year as a freshman and that is page bekker's with percents. How would you begin to describe page. Bekker's for someone who's unfamiliar with what she's been up to it yukon Well pablo the word coming out of stores was that page. Bekker's was going to be the next coming of breanna stewart or diana taurasi right. So that's high praise no pressure. Yeah none at all. She was a number one. Overall recruit in the twenty twenty class and her rival in college. Basketball was highly anticipated list. Three beckham's with the rebound put first seconds of her client career where we were literally salivating and watching her highlights from high school wondering if she would be the player to finally get connecticut back to winning championships since keep in mind. They lost in the final. Four in the last three tournaments. Pretty much ever. Since breanna stewart left well pays bekker's is not only a great player. She has six hundred forty nine thousand instagram followers. More uconn legend sue bird by the way when she became the first player in uconn history with three straight thirty point gains. We knew something special was happening and she really hasn't disappointed. I mean her perfect field. Go performance the last five minutes versus number one south carolina that was quite the epic performance bekker's from around the screen and set the stage for what we've been seeing from page so game and her style of play. How would you characterize it. What's made her so dominant as just a freshman making a debut. This impressive at five eleven paid really makes the game easier for everyone else on the court well except her opponents of course.

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Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird announce engagement

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:21 sec | 2 years ago

Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird announce engagement

"Megan Ra Pino and WN Ba star Sue Bird have announced their engagement images on birds. Instagram Friday reveal the moment in which rippin Oh proposed with an engagement ring moment. The 35 year old oil rain midfielder and team captain in the 40 year old Seattle Storm point guard started dating shortly after the first met at 2016 Olympics. That's the latest

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Sue Bird's Basketball Evolution

The Lead

03:26 min | 2 years ago

Sue Bird's Basketball Evolution

"Shantelle just how important has sue bird been to the storm success this season I think she is that veteran leader for them. There aren't many players from see the floor like she does. down. Sue Bird is not just an amazing passer. She's also the beneficiary of having these four players around her who are excellent scores. Your. To. Pursue. I think what a great point guard does is they elevate the play of everyone around them and she does that and the players around her fish and so whether it is a two point, sixteen assists game or whether it's ten assists sixteen point game she's able to contribute and ways statistically that are really impressive Vegas. Church it over. comes. Down the lane also bird feed legs. And she said many times the season an assist. Players it's not just her I think stewing jewel were pretty much I R- and for me as a point guard out there trying to find the open player I. Like I said, I've always said this is a is a two-person thing tonight those played amazing and she so steady for them and she's so level and they kind of go as she goes in even when she wasn't able to play all the games for them the season I. Think. You know she is that due north for them in terms of bringing the team forward, and there aren't a lot of players in sports that have that personality both on and off the court for their team, and I think emotionally just the way she leads for this team i. think a moment that really sticks out to me from the season is in a semifinal series against the links Alicia Clark scored a game winning basket service shoots. Lucia Clark gets the huge offensive rebound puts it back in and the way that sue bird kind of raced her after that game she hugged her and like raptor hands around the leashes head. Goes. Yup Seattle the number two seed. With an eighty eight, eighty, six, win over. There's so much respect not just for on the team but the way she respects the other teammates around her and I think they feel that and they see that when what would you say jumps out most you when you watch her play at this point in her career I, think the way that she anticipates that's what makes her so good in. So effective as a point, there are times when it's like, she can know exactly how many strides Brianna Stewart is. Going to need to get to a certain place and she gets the ball there. So that Brianna Stewart if she's taking four steps with her long stride down the court, she catches the ball exactly where she needs to exactly and shooting form and she can go up with it. So nothing more terrifying imagine for an opposing coach than seeing sue pick dribble at like the free throw line and getting ready to launch it down court because it's kind of like. Well, that's going to be a bucket because she's able. to, anticipate and see the floor in a way that defenses can't stop. You can put yourself in good position but the game is constantly moving and her ability at Xuan dissipate and know where and how her players want the ball. It's unmatched.

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WNBA Finals Game 1 Recap

WNBA Nation

04:22 min | 2 years ago

WNBA Finals Game 1 Recap

"Anyone who follows man on twitter knows I'm I'm Elliott born and raised a dire laker fan there in the NBA finals right now? Tonight Lakers went up to on the Miami. Heat Lebron James Scores. Thirty three points with a double double Anthony Davis then your triple-double Anthony Davis it gets fourteen boards on route to a double breese Stewart was the best basketball player on the planet tonight wasn't even close and many NBA analysts would agree with me. This was. Honestly in your opinion, the years we've been covering the WNBA where does research performance night rank? WNBA performances you've watched. I, think, let's say in the last five years. Legitimately and this this includes. This includes all the Toronto stuff we've seen although all the game winning shots we've seen I think. The more dominant stretch from a player we've seen was about six minutes of sue bird. In the suber game. and. That was all so much that was from the perimeter and what brief Stewart does from all over the floor. She's just unstoppable in the post she's unstoppable and she's moving the ball. She's unstoppable from outside I. Think She's the Best Player we've seen blade this. I. A blanket A. Challenge anyone to come at me. If we're going by your five year window, she's doing this in the finals and that's where it matters the most and she's doing it off of an injury last year and I think every team in the league in a fantasy draft of players. If they redraft the whole league I think she's the consensus number one. I mean I believe there was a League's playoff game or Sylvia fells did the twenty, eight, twenty, nine. And that was impressive. Obviously I, think you're doing wholescale. Finals given context late, Adela done pushing her team to a championship on a non-functioning spine. Israeli something. This was a game where Seattle walked in as a two seed but was basically the odds on favourite given the strength and they were really. The biggest thing you needed was were we going to get what we had advertise from the stars you and I have been championing jewell Loyd this entire playoffs you've been consistently calling her future finals, MVP, Jewell, Loyd and. She. Is Hard to yeah. Looked at just her line in the box. Tonight you'd be like we're almost there. But like but but she definitely converted. Sue Bird breaks the single game. Finals assist record was one shy of the record at halftime. And why should we be shocked Meghan Rubino just wrote a player's Tribune column all about it. But. This was also a team up against Vegas team that definitely is is building their bulletin material. They have something to prove they going to hilarious run in the third quarter after being down seventeen at the half, they tied it up with a minute left in the third, a couple Julius free make it a two point game. It's a one basket game heading into the fourth quarter of finals, and it's at that exact point to restore. Basically said guys, why don't you go ahead and take a seat? Mama's got it taken care of she scored the first eleven points of the quarter and I don't mean the storms, I eleven points I mean the first eleven points of the quarter end you know that because espn was some real nincompoops and put up the graphic. That had fourth quarter points brief steward. Eleven. Las. Vegas. Aces zero as if anyone needed to know she categorically took over the game I mean this is the classic like great player mentality of. I have figured out the two three things I absolutely need to do and I'm just going to do them, and if you think you can stop it go ahead and try. But I know what I'm dealing with here and you brought up the context the ability to do that after. Technically. We're at this point for the storm twenty, two regular season games plus three semifinal games plus this she's twenty six games still into her WNBA. Return

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WNBA Finals: How Did We Get Here

ESPN Daily

05:15 min | 2 years ago

WNBA Finals: How Did We Get Here

"China it's great to have you back on ESPN daily. Thanks for having me. Pablo good to be here with you. It's been a while but I kind of want to ask you about what time has been like for you. Since we last talked because this WNBA season, it was a truncated twenty, two games a sprint that started in late. July. So does it feel like the finals or here already like so soon or is it kind of leg? The finals are here at last after forever it's finally happening. It kind of feels like the finals are here at last because you gotta think the conversation around whether or not. There was even going to be a WNBA season started in like March, right? When sports was shut down. So we thought we were going to have a thirty four or thirty, six game season. There was supposed to commissioners, but it didn't seem like at one point there was going to be a season at all. So you have to tip your hat to the wnba Players Association and the WNBA Commissioner Cathy. Engelbert because they were able to create this bubble in braided in Florida Zero Positive Corona virus tests at a lot of fun basketball. So but here we are finally in the finals. Yes, and we are at the top of the mountain and so for those who aren't in the know China, how did these two teams get here? Very different path. So Fiat came into the season. I would say the favourite amongst boasts because they were getting sue bird back into their lineup. They were bringing back a steward both players Miss Todd, last season of due to injury, and this was the Seattle storm team that despite not having those two players not only did they make the playoffs last season but they actually one game of the playoffs. Also keeping in mind that there were Wnba opt-outs I believe that four of the top five vote-getters from last year for MVP did not play this season just a little bit different looking landscape than we may have expected coming into twenty twenty wnba states or a pandemic wnba season. Should I say? Las Vegas Aces were interesting case they were picked to finish fourth preseason. Now, Bill Beer has a ton of talent on his team I mean a number of number one picks lottery picks. He added Angel Cartridge this season, which is a huge acquisition after she of last year. So you know we knew that Vegas would be good I. Don't think we knew that they were going to be finals good but the play of the MVP. Asia Wilson has been incredible this year and you just have to tip your hat to what Vegas has done. Yes. So Asia Wilson is who I wanted to follow up with you about because she won the MVP. This season Brianna Stewart finished second in two thousand eighteen stewart was the MVP and Wilson was the number one overall pick in the rookie of the year. So we have this collision of stars, Legit Stars, and what do you expect to see out of the battle between them? I four both I just think it's fantastic for us to get a sneak peek into what the future of the WNBA is going to be over the next ten years. Asia Wilson Umbrian to Stewart are the future of the WNBA and Brianna Stewart obviously has already wanted wnba championship. She's been in MVP and you see Asia Wilson really coming into her own as as a player in this league but when you look at the Style of these players Brian Stewart six four can shoot the three incredibly versatile likes to play in space moves well, without the ball Asia will on the other hand she's going to play fifteen feed in likes to bang very physical. A ton of an one plays and I think that's what made as Wilson's performance this year. So oppressive is that you know that she wants to score fifteen feet in, but you cannot stop her. So you mentioned before that Radha to Stewart Sue bird injured in two thousand, nineteen year before that Seattle had one at all and it feels like they're stronger for their path year. So the bench on this team clearly has to be super important. How deep is it? Oh, they're incredibly deep I believe sue bird said at one point that they had an entire starting lineup coming off of the Bitch 'cause they could essentially start their second five at any given game. Now, keeping in mind that Seattle is going to be without Sammy Wickham in the finals and I think that's a huge loss for them because she's a big spark plug is a streaky but can be a great three point shooter but you know when you look at the development of that supporting cast that we talked about earlier without Subarea Stewart has was the Defensive Player of the year. Jordan Canada led the League in steals. Last season Jewell Loyd has been fantastic in even in these playoffs shooting sixty percents from the field in her three playoff games including two twenty point performances issues a former number one pick. So the cover does not bear at all for for Seattle in not to mention a leash Clark who is one of the great defenders in a wnba right now, they've got a lot of depth in their inner lined up in their rotation on the roster.

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Sue Bird talks Seattle Storm, other pro teams pushing for racial justice

WBZ Afternoon News

00:41 sec | 2 years ago

Sue Bird talks Seattle Storm, other pro teams pushing for racial justice

"Women's basketball player is crediting the sports world for coming together following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on NBC's Meet The Press the Seattle Storm Seubert, saying this latest push for social justice and racial equality following the Blake shooting was very special. We've been doing this for years and years and years, and I think what was so special about this moment was an opportunity for all of these leaks to be unified. Bird also says a women in sports are oftentimes judge for their actions outside of the game rather than the games themselves. So she had some criticism of those who ask athletes to stick to sports when discussing social issues.

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It's Hot Out West: Interview with Seattle Storm's Jordin Canada

Around the Rim

10:03 min | 2 years ago

It's Hot Out West: Interview with Seattle Storm's Jordin Canada

"What's going on WB Fans Meg mcpeek I am so happy to be joined by our guest Jordan Canada. She is one of the up and coming superstars in the WMBA. She obviously plays for the Seattle storm coming off a win and you know without introducing her I've got to talk about some of the accolades because you can't mention Jordan Canada and not talk about defense in this league. Here's a two, thousand, nine, hundred, wnba. All defensive first team one, she's a WNBA champion with the Seattle Storm Two thousand eighteen sweeping the Washington mystics open. Guess what she was drafted number five overall by Seattle and I think my favorite fun fact about Jordan is the fact that you are the first. Woman. First Woman in PAC twelve conference history to score eighteen hundred points. Record seven hundred assists in you joined one of the best to ever do it in Gary Payton. In I. I. think that is probably the coolest thing as well. I don't know about you. I'm so excited to have you on the show first off. Happy Belated Twenty Fifth Birthday. How was it? In the bubble. Thank. You obviously, it was quite different. I didn't really get to do much. So I had practice and then I came back and I kinda just chilled That's pretty much I can do is I've been inside the bubble but I've. Sydney gifts my parents sent me a little birthday cake and some edible arrangements. So I got to celebrate just That's amazing. I'm a big fan of the edible arrangements myself. So I am super jealous about that and you mention you know being limited on what you can do in the bubble how is life going in the bubble and? To that point what has been your favorite thing to do not hoops related. The honest we come and don't have much here. We have a pool at the legacy hotel, which is right right up. The street you can save because we're all in villa. So we have a pool that we can go to I. Know they have like early morning golf lessons. and that's pretty much it. That's all we have So for the most part I mean, if you're with your teammates hanger with team You. Aims walking by because we're all in the same areas. Say hello to each other and speak to you know speech our friends and that's pretty much a practice and you come back to your villa. You'd relax and chill we go to games I'm. Really all that we have are you try to make the most of it I? Mean I'm very simple. So it doesn't bother me as much I'm such an introvert. I'm a homebody. So mostly in my room, some of most time just watching TV and stuff. So it's been fine in the beginning of a little bit rough I know something. Terrible living conditions would it where they were saying and stuff but I never had a problem with it but it's been much better You know we've only been here a little over a month. So it's getting better and I think we're just getting used to the conditions of the environment. I'm so happy I actually have something in common with Jordan Canada I am very introverted as well and homebody. So it's good to know if I was in the bubble I would be able to survive with like you said the Gulf I'd be able to hit up. So that'd be pretty cool and it's always fun to relax outside at the pool when you have an off day. So I, know when things being in the bubble and the season being much different than what you're accustomed to. Of course, the news before heading down to a Bradenton geared kloppenburg would be filling in again for coached in Hughes just because of the health concerns with his previous health and cove nineteen how has the team been in contact with coach hugues while being in the bubble? How have you all and coach Kloppenburg still managed to integrate coach us into the day to day of the season. I mean, well, we kind of had a little bit of of that last year when our coaches out when need. Your cancer in remission stuff so. We kinda had. A few games in the season without him and we kinda had to, you know do without him and adjust, but he's always been very active and engaged with us. He I know he talked to the coaching staff allow he does takes me call me from time to time just to talk and catch up I. Don't know about the other players but yet he's just been very engaging in still keeping contact i. know the coaches do a good job of You know talk to him and him incorporating things that he sees while he's. Just, something that he wants us to do Argos very that in. So having a coach Klopp no, be the interim goes like he's had experienced last year being you know in position than he's done a great job and you know we also have like sue bird who's technically light a coach he knows that they're helping. US as well. So we have a lot of help but I know that you know we we really do Miss Dan and I know he's cheering us on from home and you know work continuing to pray for him after thought. So it's it's been a good experience at amazing and it's as if you have done this media before because we me Perfectly with mentioning sue bird and for fans that may not be aware two, thousand nineteen with sue being out with her injury. You were basically thrust in your second season into the starting role and leading this team from the point guard position and being a vocal leader at such a young age in your career. Can you tell us just how that adjustment was? Last season and dealing with that, and even if you know as you mentioned is basically an extra coach with the team on the floor now that you've got her back in the lineup, how how was that transition for you and what advice did she give you throughout last season? It was it was It was tough. I would say there was a lot of ups and downs during that season. It's very hard coming from and you're you know one of the star players on the team you're playing a lot of minutes and you come into a team that's fully stagnant at the see. Find Yourself and my rookie year I had a hard time finding my role I was very up and down I, kind of lost a little bit of my confidence. So it was it was a hard adjustment and then going overseas having to be thrust back into a starting position than have to you know get that leadership back in that confidence bag. So I think that really helped a lot going into two thousand, nineteen season I mean obviously, I didn't expect to be out but because. I was prepared and I gained a little bit my confidence back. I was able to just we know set Ryan in. Obviously there have been subscription ups and downs during that season and trying to learn as I go but sue was a big help. I mean the the best advice that she gave me was don't worry about trying to fill my shoes in in trying to be like me just play your game I know once I came into the league, everyone was talking about Oh. Jordan and ensue in is Jordan going to be able to about up to sue in an expectations and so she told me not to worry about that lying just go out inches player game two point guards, two different types of styles. But what I bring to the table is very important to the team, and so I keep that in mind last year and just trying to play my game and not. The. You know the outside noise and just Do What my team needed to do and I kinda, you know gained a lot of confidence in that and incoming in this season and having Birdie back. I mean like I? Say We're two different point guards in two different styles and if you've watched this play the season, you can kinda tell the difference of when I committed in when she's in. So it's just great to see that you know we're able to play together and you know still Kinda or me keep up the pace with the team when I'm coming in and not have a a low or did. when sue comes out so it's just been awesome experience so far she's been a tremendous help and in my growth all around. How important was that advice that she gave you of reminding you don't try to be me be yourself like how how integral was that inner growth especially, you mentioned now having her back. was very helpful I mean coming into it team like I said I was fully back in playing behind one of the. Honestly. The best point guards ever played the game I mean, that's kind of like nerve wracking and still you have your own expectations like I don't want to screw I don't. WanNa. Come in to a team as police tag playing behind the best point guard ever and you know fail I. Mean there's some of the things I not to think about my rookie year in having her tell me that especially a veteran who's been as game for so long you know she didn't have to tell me that she didn't have to step aside and say, Hey, like don't worry player game don't worry about outside noise expectations just just play your game in big about the team and you which you need to do to to get us to where we are and so to have that advice as such. Early stage in my career was is extremely helpful and it has helped me at times. I think about those times she says that it just calmed down because I know there's been times in the season last year this year where I get super rattle and try to do too much in that think about. That, like calmed down, relaxing, get back to who I am as a player. So to have that to have that advice as A. Data Mark Career is a blessing in Zomba's very thing for

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Seattle Storm release 2020 WNBA schedule; play No. 1 pick Ionescu, New York Liberty in season opener

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

Seattle Storm release 2020 WNBA schedule; play No. 1 pick Ionescu, New York Liberty in season opener

"Season tomorrow inside a Florida bubble. It's a 22 game schedule for the WN BA with all teams living training and playing at the AMG Academy. Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, Unbelievable now aged 39 asked on ESPN radio whether she thought about not playing in the middle of a pandemic and racial equality protests, So there are major concerns about house. There are many major concerns about like the social justice, the uprising that's occurring right now they're our major concern, even about being ready to play a season. What That means. Mentally Physically, Bird and Seattle facing Sabrina UNESCO you on the New York Liberty and tomorrow's season opener. The Mariners baseball opener

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Sue Bird on the WNBA's Plan for the 2020 Season

ESPN Daily

03:19 min | 2 years ago

Sue Bird on the WNBA's Plan for the 2020 Season

"I Su. High has gone. It's good, so sued the players voted. The WNBA is officially kicking off the two thousand twenty season in late July at IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida. How are you feeling about all this about basketball? Being played in two thousand twenty, you know I'm not gonNA lie. It's kind of mixed emotions. You know I think when it comes to just simply playing basketball lesson. That's an easy answer. There's something about it that will give us. A sense of purpose we love to play. It'll be able to do great things for the WB and this bubble, but then obviously with what's going on whether it's you know health and safety pandemic wise whether it's social justice wise just a lot to kind of process through. I do plan on going so that's not. That's not really what I'm trying to announce anything like that, but it's still like as the date approaches. You know it's still a lot going on I, think everybody said. Your VP of your union. What were some of the Union's biggest concerns? Guys came to an agreement on this. I mean first and foremost is definitely the health part of it all you know the safety part of it all and just kind of going through. You know what the protocol is GonNa. Be An he the frustrating part and it's nobody's fault. Is that because cove nineteen is obviously new? There's not tons information on it because we're trying to get this season going in. At the time it felt like in a you know three or four week period. We're trying to make all these decisions. A lot of doctors just didn't have concrete answers, so the frustrating part was wanting to hear just like exact answers, and really not getting them just being able to be told what kind of they hope things to be in what they plan for so again. It just brings a little bit anxiety, but I think now that we. We are getting closer. That is one thing that that got handled after that it was the money I'm not gonNA lie. You know when you pull to the table for negotiations. You never know what's going to happen, but luckily at the end of the day it took us a second to get there, but at the end of the day we got one hundred percent of our money, even though we're playing a little less in terms of games, but That was that was a good thing as well and then the third thing was the social justice aspect. WNBA is eighty percent black women. You know we're kind of at the intersection of so many things, and we need our league to stand for something and to support us, so those were kind of like the As you mentioned it's so hard to make these decisions when you're working with such imperfect information, especially scientifically, right? What was that like for you personally making that call? I don't know if there's going to be a great analogy, but because I've had so many surgeries and I've had to do. A lot with. Doctors and getting opinions, I've actually I've come to understand that. We've viewed doctors in this light of knowing everything and I've actually in my own way. I've come to understand that they they know a lot, and hopefully you know you have doctors. Luckily I do around you that you can trust, but there's a there's a limit to that. You know when they cut you open to perform surgery. There's always a percentage you know always a chance that it's not gonNA. Work out exactly how you want so for. For me I. Just tried to actually put myself back in that mindset like okay. They're giving us as much as they can. But there's obviously uncontrollables is well. I mean honestly the State of Florida. The one, but that's a whole other bag Ormes,

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Seattle sports stars, including Russell Wilson, to host ESPYs remotely

News, Traffic and Weather

02:11 min | 2 years ago

Seattle sports stars, including Russell Wilson, to host ESPYs remotely

"It will be a Seattle flavor for Sunday night's virtual espys combos bill Ford says the war Joe will honor new heroes and offer a message of hope during challenging times from the global pandemic to a worldwide protest over racial injustice twenty twenty has been a different unforgettable year because of covert nineteen instead of a five thousand person audience in Los Angeles for the first time ESPN sports awards show will have the three co host in remote settings the trio all happen to play and live in Seattle I am also wills I'm super animator Pena the espys there's a night to celebrate hope courage strength and resilience the storm sue bird and rains Megan Rapinoe our partners and share a house which makes it easier for television crews setting up service perseverance the moments that inspire and the power of sports to unite the dynamic duo will get a chance to show off their sense of humor which they've been honing in their own quarantine podcast called a touch more Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set up an SP red carpet in his home singer wife an expecting mom Sierra will likely make an appearance Wilson tells ABC's Good Morning America we're gonna have some special moments over the years the espys a poke fun and highlighted amazing athletic achievements they're also a platform for important messages like we witnessed in two thousand eighteen from Dwyane Wade the late Kobe Bryant and lebron James use our Florence and renounce all violence the racial profiling has to stop Russell Wilson and other African American athletes not afraid to lead a movement for social change right now it's a no brainer for us to really emphasize the significance of what's going on around the world chores chores and the espys will honor heroes galore including former boxing champion Kim Kleinfeld who became a nursing Canada's battle against corona virus she received the Pat Tillman award for service the espys error at six o'clock Seattle time Sunday on ESPN I'm bill Schwartz come on news

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