35 Burst results for "Sue Bird"
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
"sue bird" Discussed on Ladies Room
"In thank. Thanks thank you she's fantastic. I'm so happy that choose able to join us jane. One of the things. First of all there is such a contrast between the wnba players and how enlightened. They are across the board. And i'm just contrasting it with james harden yesterday with them asking him what he thought about people storming the capital. And he's like. Oh i didn't see it like never known. Wnba would ever say that it right. Yeah when i do it has to do with you. Know women the wnba. A lot of them have had to play overseas. And i don't want to. You know. I don't want to paint with too broad a brush because there are a lot of different experiences that women have had. But if you've had to spend six months in china or in turkey Or in poland It really does. It does broaden your outlook and it you do see things from a different standpoint and angel. Mccoughtry i was talking to her about this. And she's somebody who's who's played played. I think as many years abroad as she played in the united states and is an incredibly worldly person. and that's just Makes you somebody who is a is somebody who consumes things more smartly and understand. The different governments have different impacts in the daily lives of the people that they're governing and there are different levels of security for women in different societies. And all of these things. I think just Kind of hone your senses a little. But i've seen it with tennis players as well. Oftentimes they're they. They are able to think in a not and not all the time but because they've been to so many different places and speak different languages and see different types of people it does. It does really change their outlook on the world. Yeah in my time. Living overseas i was much more wired into Not just you know what was happening in europe. But sort of the interplay among all the nations of the world and i think that comes from feeling part of a collective not just being like were america fuck. You were at the top of the pyramid kind of thing you really you know. We were on a disney cruise. A couple of years ago and we were with this tape. This family from serbia and their kids spoke like three languages. And they're asking my kids all these things about american politicians and my kids are just like staring at them with blank faces. Like i don't know what you're talking about. And yeah i mean. I do think there is something to that. I also think that women in general it started like over like we always having done radio john. You know that's like if you make a mistake or if you don't know what you're talking about you're absolutely gonna get destroyed for it. So i i feel like there's a little bit of katie porter in all of us feel the need to prepare better than anybody else be going..
"sue bird" Discussed on Ladies Room
"You know other things to me. That is so interesting. Is you know. I know that. An god i mean i've seen the harassment Players women athletes have all kinds. Get on twitter. Know people talk about you know you guys get out play you and whatever it's all the stupid ship On there all the time with the kitchen get back in the kitchen. Making me a sandwich But you know what is what was really sort of unique to me about the. Wnba has the women's the women's national soccer team to the same extent as that. It's almost like people sort of coming out backwards. That people like what who you guys are. And what you stand for and because of that. They're watching the games. And i was thinking about that when we are hearing about the record. Numbers of people watching. Wnba this summer that that people care about you as people. I and so they start watching the games whereas you know for a lot of sports. It's sort of like. Oh this is your team and you watch your team and then you get to know the players on it. It sort of seems like that's different for the women. And i think that engenders kind of loyalty among fans that you maybe don't see in other leagues. Jacks will agree I definitely have been asked about our viewership this summer. Why do i think ours was high in the men's leagues were low and all that stuff and i couldn't agree more. I think when people become fans of our league. I think they're of course categories of people where it's just about the basketball. They're into women's basketball. But i think when you start to follow our league you know exactly where we stand on issues on. Different matters things happening in society. You know exactly who we are what we stand for so when you become a fan you're already bought into that so this summer wasn't different for any of our wbz fans and i. I'm pretty sure we probably got more fans and more more eyeballs on a. We are on tv a lot more. So let's show up for that Tv oh people watch so. That was a big part.
"sue bird" Discussed on Ladies Room
"Be some sort of you know historical record of my thoughts and things that i've said but one of the things that i did at the time was i tweeted out. You know what's what what what are social media sites doing to monitor the discussion around january sixth And this was after trump tweeted. Something like it's going to be wild or come to the capital or you know it was. It was something like that. And that is that is the fact of the matter. Is that anybody who was paying attention and law enforcement you know. Our intelligence services are called that because they are paid intimidate possible threats to our body politic or tour to our society and the fact that that was not treated more seriously but to your larger point there are there have been studies and a lot of you know people who go on to commit mass shooting. Certainly you're looking at gun. Violence many of those young men and it's usually young men have some sort of history of domestic violence and misogyny has often gone hand in hand. A again and i'm not making this up. There are studies about this and misogyny goes hand in hand It off often a kind of predictor. They're not gonna say predictor but it's a precursor. Let's say to some of these acts of violence and you know for example. The pulse nightclub shooting had the perpetrator of that act to believe had some domestic violence in his past and if and if law enforcement prosecuted and took seriously crimes against women and domestic partner violence if they took that more seriously than you might be able to disarm people who were planning or or somehow go go onto commit acts mass shootings and and mass murderer and they don't love again. This is very much. What it who is who. Who is the policing to benefit. And who is the. Who are you policing and part of the thing that we have gone back and is very much part and parcel. This is how you talk about violence against women and whether or not women are believed and whether charges come and and whether or not prosecutors press those charges when it involves women and win it involves act of violence against Domestic partners or in a larger sense and so far is the society and certainly up until the last ten years. We said that. That wasn't something that we were really interested in doing. And that's why you have the backlog of rape kits and that's also why you have it such a high threshold set for being able to actually prosecute these crimes. Yeah i wanna get back to this later. Because i think it's really important but right now it looks like our very special guest has joined us so we now want to bring in sue bird from the seattle storm four-time wnba champ to time. Ncaa champ four time. Olympic gold medalist. She has too many awards for me list. Sue how's it going. Thanks so much for joining us. Hi it's going. Well thanks for having me siu. Thank you so much for being here. I can only imagine we. We've been talking about things that happened yesterday and it's kind of hard to ignore what did but there was a sliver of time Between a tuesday night and wednesday afternoon when we found out that John with the that rafael warnock was going to be representing georgia in the united states. Senate and this is based on a lot of different factors. But i do not think you can discount at all What players in the wnba including yourself had to do with getting his name in front of the voters in the electorate What was your reaction. When you saw that. He'd beaten kelly leffler dream owner three milliner like the atlanta dream or dream.
"sue bird" Discussed on Ladies Room
"Talk. Welcome to another episode of the ladies world. I'm julie to carol from deadspin along with jane mcmanus of deadspin. We are here to talk. God jade i mean. Yesterday we're recording is the day after the insurgents stormed the capital and tried to what's Destroy everything said it. Nancy pelosi's desk. Which for some reason i was really offended by and also them looking at calendar and making fun of the fact that she had a hair appointment was for some reason. Really galling to me. yeah as it is. Women who've had hair appointments appointments at which nothing is just about it. yeah So you know. I ll were probably like you spent all day yesterday in front of the tv. Trying to figure out if we're gonna have a democracy in the morning So here we are twenty four hours later and things are still not much better. Things still seem to be sort of trucking along so i don't know. I mean i'm sort of at a loss as to how how we start this whole thing Yeah well. I think that's actually a really good point right is how do you have a conversation about sports. When we've really witnessed one of the darkest days in american history you know not since the eighteen hundred have insurgents stormed or capitol building in the united states. And and it's it's an important context. And i think that's kind of what i was looking around yesterday I saw a couple of people tweeting about sports in the middle of breaking news In terms of what was happening in washington. dc and. i did see one person. And i apologize for not knowing exactly. This was but yesterday it was like a a a torrent of a fire. Hose of information. Coming at you. it somebody tweeted. I get paid to talk about sports. So i'm gonna keep updating you with these injuries in trades or whatever it was they were talking about. And you know game previews things like that. And i just was like i guess you know you can. You can go ahead and do that. I'm not sure we need us. Information like that in the middle of something like a coup attempt In a but that's something that the sports world tends to grapple with. I remember nine. Eleven was the same way. Should there be soccer games there. Be nfl games And the new. Also have that i think during a pandemic. That's something that we've wrestled with and so it kind of comes down to. How do you discuss sports in the context of what are extraordinary events happening in our lives. Right now yeah. And i think it's always this group of people that are just like well. I just want an escape. I want an escape. I don't want to think about this. I just want to do something else. I just wanna watch basketball. And i understand it. I mean my kids yesterday. Were like out really we. Just turn this off. I don't wanna watch this anymore. But then you're essentially asking people who are feeling stressed out about it is you are most likely to basically perform for you so that you don't have to think about it and that is something that i find sort of appalling that we do on a regular basis..
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
"sue bird" Discussed on About Last Night
"So I, just didn't stop and even standard at one point like you know after they called the cut she was just like you just to is this movie just going to be now like what's going? Are we going to be in this? And because I was just like you know my over trying to get seal. Yeah. My Buddy Smash I was just rattling off all this shit. But Melissa, when they were in the bathroom. was that. Oh. Yeah. They used a little bit. Yeah. They use one thing where I said. All these girls are always coming in here. So thirsty don't feed him after midnight. They'll. They're like gremlins turned more slots or something just something really awful and then. And but Melissa when they were in the bathroom I mean they were. I think which she said what was improvised that dying is when she goes. She's like, why is it so hot when she was like pulling out her spanks and then he's like Sanders, like the supposed to keep everything like together and then she goes what's going to come fucking popping out. Dude we lost it i. mean that was like. The line actually very recently we started doing this where it's like. Sanders character asser like well, why don't you have to dress like this? Yeah. Exactly says, yeah, like I'm out. I'm all movement I. PUT it out. Let my body talk talk. Oh my God. They were they were. Like. It's I mean how about their drunk dance like at the bar when they just Ending it when Melissa Sandra pulls up the guys, she thinks it's Melissa. It's a guy at the end of the night. Yeah. There was a point to bring in all that up. What was I? To. The line in there that was improvised when Michael said. When he was being interrogated by Melissa member Michael McDonald when they got him and and he said, you look like the Campbell's soup kid grew up and had a drinking problem. That was. Yeah? Oh. Yeah. He's. He's. He's a frigging nature. All right few more minutes and we'll wrap this up. Are you going to go and you get back to Seattle to Shawn? Kemp's. We. I'm definitely getting a t-shirt the logo unbelievable like amazing I'm like he's GonNa. Like more money in our or make more money in merch than he is in we'd I know I'm very pumped for him because I don't know what his situation is but he just The fact that he's can't be celebrated basketball wise in Seattle, the way that he should as far as like getting his Jersey retired and being able to go to games and. Probably, coach I mean like so I'm just it's very cool. Also, it's cool to have. We'd shops are so popular in Washington state and it's like, obviously I'm going to be like, oh. Cool. I. Can I'm going to get Kemp's We'd verses whoever else and it sounds like he's involved with some cool people. All right. Well, that's good to know. It's like I and Denny. Crime Spot Yeah It's actually they're going to split it with like a with I think kid value Dick's it's going to be like one of those KFC Taco Bell. No I'm joking I was like I was. I I refused to I. Mean I'm not exist anymore to kid value Dick's. When it was like Taco. Bell KFC OH. Is that. What is happening why we nobody wants? Nobody's like man let's get that new Chiluba and dip it into mashed potatoes. Actually, say that out loud everybody wants to do that. You're like I've been quarantined. L. Man. All right. So we we ended with this last time with a little quarantine queue. So I got a new set of. Quick rapid fire questions. But. If there's some longer answers fill free to. Give up all right, the first one and we kind of. Touched on this a reality show that you would go on currently. Gosh because there's been so many that have come out of the woodwork since we last talked I mean, let's just go down the list love island I mean. Didn't watch it either. Are. You guys, Bachelor. bachelorette either. Reality Watch. What do you watch and it can also be What she said, he said press briefings. That is a great active task force. Should answer. I was GONNA say real world, rose, road, rules challenge. Weights. Bring that back I mean they probably have brought it back, but it's also like. That would ever be what it was at that time because it was one of the first. And we were getting. Yeah that's. I can't even I think Hawaii was the last season I watched. I, don't remember what lasts the last season I. watched I only remember like the first five that I watched so good. So good such a mess I like. From New York is like a DJ on Sirius Xm. Turn that into a career. All right your favorite, your favorite. If ever documentary and it could be one that you've seen during this time just yeah I don't know what this says about me that this just popped in my head. Not Complaints. Fuck I just watched that right? Oh Man I want to the reason why it's my favorite and I think if I would actually answer, I might go while country. 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"sue bird" Discussed on About Last Night
"So you're on the east coast right now. Yeah. Right now Seattle on a couple of weeks. Are you going to see some Damian Lillard posted a video their day of him training is that and. I was just like Jesus. Christ. It just does not like I did ninety minutes on Xtra on this on the Peleton. Oh Yeah. Do they brought up this little like half ass exercise bike for me which is great. So I can get some because by the way I have this little patio right here to get some fresh air. But I was like. I know I'm not going to do yoga finally, which I've been telling myself I need to do for the last thirty years but I was like I need some uptick we're. GOING TO BE JUMPING JACKS. Like I'm in. The it's all bike and they've actually gave me shoes that Hook into the pedals which I didn't even know was I've never done the extra bike I'm a stair stepper guy. You've seen my calves on only fans. So but this thing is and you said your Peleton Gallia. Just got one. It's won't. It will not going to be delivered till January. Because my girls a big biker but the weather's GonNa Change January. And so I was like, Oh, I think we should get one for indoors and she can have the two right on and But the seats are the seats better pets I. They. All Suck. Therapy. TIMES WHEN I have not stopping vibrating and I'm like what is happening does this mean I can't have kids your your thighs and other these just need to get in bike shape. And once they do it, he'll be back. Oh okay. So that's a universal thing. It always hurts I. Like how many times do it Yeah. Okay. So it's OK adjusted to it. Yeah. Okay. I don't know. I. Don't timing yeah you. Can get like a cushion. They let like shines the I'm GonNa Invest in all the by cushions. Those bike pants. What's our? Yeah I don't have them. I'm sure they work wondering. Oh so it's almost like almost like the pads like for football player that you would put in like certain parts of it. It's like a little support thing. Yeah. That's in the subsidy because I I would like push I. Would you know I'm sitting on the bike and then every twelve seconds I'm just like sitting up just to not. Lose feeling in my lower lower half. Are you going to go back to? Okay. So training wise is that going to? Do you. Can give yourself a little bit of a break or who decides this. Her name. Susan. She's my strength coach. She essentially runs my life I don't mind at all. Yeah. I. Want. So I I basically had that whole vacation didn't do anything even leading up to it didn't do much and the now I'm kind of like slowly getting back in not like for me w is not for a while so. I'm. GonNa try to like get myself in great shape by February just in case like it's Olympic year. So maybe there's something. I'm just kind of on like a slow steady climb. I'm not like doing that Damian Lillard treadmill that looks awful. Yeah. That was bonkers on Alex. I was like, ooh, that will. I mean. What I think is is determined as I've ever seen anyone to try to get Portland to the finals. Elana. He so I also just loved that he's. I mean, I would be willing to put money on that. He's never leaving. PORTLAND. Yet because I think he's he owns that city and. They're always in contention, but it's like they do need like. I. Mean GotTa. I mean, come on right there's I thought Kevin Love at one point but I think it makes sense. In whatever they do they're gonNA have to Kinda, like lose more than they want. To to get someone yeah. Unless unless a free agent wants to come and I don't know I mean, let's a salary cap is like what's that one name since love names where it's like Zach Galifianakis unlike all this stuff's going around him he's like shooting. So I don't know like how much money they have for. But if a free agent comes, maybe they could keep people are just get rid of only like one or two by yeah. My my mom to go back to where posted that thing that was going around of Lebron side-by-side. Did you see that was like which was cool for a lot of the accolades it was like seasons championships. The money? Yeah. People I mean and it is. Back on me. So first of all actually and I say this. Like. Totally Real I don't think we should get the same money as NBA players, but I think people think we think that when we say things like want equality but we're just like, can I get the same coverage in the corporate sponsor looks and things like that. We can build the business and it's really good like the is then we can get that money. Name has just made my comments like on another level Viewership you then money? Can you. Still. Got On rigs anymore I didn't. Even, know. I love that voice by the way that that's exactly the person who Is there. Boy I'm like, oh I know you mentioned that Kyrie. Really done like some cool shit with you in for you like in the shoe game. Yeah. Is that really where it's? That's dope. Has that really because what are the things? I mean. You know outside of that that you especially someone of your magnitude in at your level can.
"sue bird" Discussed on Locked On Women’s Basketball
"The room. We don't talk about it. who were you talking to who the? who were you talking to? I offered you know you heard I just read what Megan Repeal said in a little bit. I'm going to get into what sue bird said but. I said the same thing. Earlier this year before Pinot wrote her article before Sue Bird on CNN I said at a year ago when I spoke to Diana to Rossi and sue bird and here's me being blunt. There's racism. In Sports in sports marketing. So when you want to ask why we don't see what we see for women's soccer and women's basketball, it's because of racism. And because of the To how racism permeates every aspect of our life and our society worldwide and it's not just racism and sexism. It's other `Isms if you will hey, women's basketball fans as always. Thank you for listening to locked on women's basketball. We are excited to bring you yummy little nuggets from the greater women's basketball community. As you know on Thursdays I get into social justice in women's basketball. So it gets pretty serious but now I want to tell you about one of our sponsors and that is built bar it is the. Best tasting protein bar ever it is back and it is even more delicious sir. Yes. It is back and ready to go. It's ready to keep you going. We've got six new flavors including Caramel, Brownie Cherry Barsioso, carrot cake who doesn't love carrot cake, and that's in addition to the twelve original flavors that include coconut, allman salted caramel and peanut butter. Brownie. The bars are one hundred percent covered in chocolate they are soft and easy to chew. But best of all built bar is for the health conscious person you can. Use these while you're losing or trying to maintain a healthy weight. Put also indulge in a sweet treat again, one hundred percent covered in chocolate. So these bars are low in calorie they're low sugar they're high in protein and high in fiber that makes them great for the Kito Diet..
"sue bird" Discussed on The Lead
"Be the athlete. It stays with. 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. Let's rewind for. Let's go all the way back two, thousand two when sue bird was the number one pick in the WNBA draft how would you describe her as a player when she first came into the League? Well, it was the early years of the WNBA I think. There is an expectation that if you're the number one pick, you're going to be a big score. They were a young team they needed offensive identity and she did score the second most of her career during that rookie season. But I think she also wanted to prove that you can be elite in this league without scoring but also she was competitive one of my favorite stories this year that she's told a few times was after the storm lost their first game and she walks into the locker room afterwards I. Like how would you locker I'm being upset because for me personally I just love it needs to that kicks a trash can she was so pissed that they lost and she looks around and she realizes and no one else is reacting in the way that she is. Boy In A. Learn in that moment was he the w different here? You'RE NOT GONNA call on. His Games and sort of that recognition of seeing other players not reacting in that way and understanding. This is a part of the learning experience. This is a part of becoming a pro it's not yukon anymore renou seventeen seasons into the Soubert experience. What about her game has changed the most over that time so one of my favorite things she said to me was you know I'm not twenty one anymore I can't run around like I. Did exactly with thirty nine years old. I'm not what I want is funny one. Kind of funny because I like younger players play guessing any. Though But I play. Yeah she's not as fast as she used to be. She's not as quick as she used to be, but she is seventeen season smarter than she was as a rookie, her brain and her vision are far and away better than anyone else. Jumper. Though Eric Welcome. My brain on my mind keeps developing and laughing. Time with the kind of player she is and the way she plays the game. She's like this computer that just takes these bites of information and she puts it together adds it into a database and then become supercharged with every experience she has on the floor, and so she's better in so many ways than she was as a rookie because of the way she plays the game you recently. Spoke with bird about her amazing longevity and you asked her which version of herself. She would rather draft the twenty one year old sue bird or the thirty nine year old super. How did she answer that question? I asked her this question when she is spending hours to sort of recover when she is sort of focused on the rehab portion of the game so much over the younger one. So I, think that was her initial response and then she kind of went back and forth and said, well, if there's those sweet spot years when you are both smart and quick and fast, and she never really gave an answer and I don't think I really was looking for an answer honestly more just how she thinks about it and do the numbers back up what you're saying here Shantelle have her stats been particularly strong in recent years. Well, her assist to turnover record is the best that it's ever been her last three seasons are three of the most efficient seasons of her entire career and I think that's again a professional athlete along it's their career by finding new advantages. My Body at helping of all, you know A. Reading of off the ball, and if I can hang the going I, know that on a little bit of an advantage. The WNBA was so young when she came into it, and so there's the sort of generation from two meka catching to Diana's Rossi and those few years where this is the first generation of players.
"sue bird" Discussed on The Lead
"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.
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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"sue bird" Discussed on About Last Night
"You'RE GONNA get to see all the athletes like walk to and from the locker room and stuff. And then when the game starts, you go out and you sit in your seat and then halftime, you can go and get some food drink same thing with Chilin after and you'll get to see everybody. So it's just really like small little feature that I think is pretty cool. That's just one of like they've done it's like sound and all the see everything it's cool. It's going to be it's going to be super cool and that's twenty twenty, one, twenty. That's the goal day. Yeah. Well for the hockey team for sure Oh. Yeah. Sign Tony on they come. So it's. Got To be there to like you guys have been so instrumental and just like keeping hoops relevant here. So it's like that's when I knew I. Made it as that's when I knew I was like an adopted Seattle eight I was hanging out one day at. Espoo Jamal does his best crossover. pro-am. And it was like he was kicking in some other guys I know demain pretty well, cool. were up there and his friend will conroy he's actually assisted. Yes. Okay. WHO Brandon Roy So it like me we'll Jamaa and Jamal was just like somebody said something about Seattle you being from me from Seattle's like, no, he was like, Nah Lake Your Seattle. I've made it. Oh, my I am part of the culture that standpoint. Yeah. Seattle Stan Renier beach during through I think. That's amazing. Well, the city love you. I love you. Thank you for doing having. Social Media, shots you got people. WanNa pretty active on instagram. The. Grammar Yeah. Then then a tweeter I feel something else is coming and it's going to kind of give scramble little elbow to the side the way that facebook did from my space I, don't know what it is, but it's like. I was like, what are you trying to tell me? Yeah I. I. Don't know why I just feel like everything. To snapchat was just that's For the nephew's always on snapchat. People's are using this dude I'm like he'll just send a picture like to a gross fifteen like I'm here and I'm like dude, I was like so that's your like dialogue with her I was like, do you ever call like now i? Mean did you never know the feeling of calling? Someone you like and having a crush on and having the father pickup. On and. On. And he's I what are your intentions with my daughter and I'm like my voice kind of Deborah twelve. So he's I asked me what are your intentions I'm like I don't know man like, what are you? What do you like? Maybe sorry. I sound so old but but he just it's totally different. I was just like even calling someone and then like you leave a message and then you're like, you're okay to go on with your day. You know you're like, Oh, they'll get it when they get now it's like, what are you orange pick up? You know. It's so different about the people that you call. They don't pick up and then they text you. I mean, we all do I guess. Sometimes yeah I think I tell my my teammates. Generation thing they like loved facetime. You brought them in the room right now it'd be like, when's the only acceptable time to facetime sue they'll go if I'm in jail that's I told them I'm like don't face e like unless something's really happening. It's important. Yeah like I'm not don't facetime me to be like, Hey, time you get in here just text me. They love the face. Random facetime love it. Why Do they want to go. It's just there. All the time. Now I think. So how old your nephew? Fifteen. Okay. Yeah. So maybe maybe a little bit older thing I. Don't know facetime like Mad Dang just to like I'm there's like three people things like that where you're like Oh man, you guys are I can tell. We still you're so. That's they really do they actually really do not even just from like a pop culture thing just like even on the court I'm like, I'm around with these young people. For. Sure. For sure Are you the best at bird on your social right? Like what think so now I'm at the. Ten on instagram throat, and then s ten bird on twitter exchange that. Sue Bird taken. I think so. And I you know I I need the ten in there. What if the teacher that new you're learning lying about the Larry Bird story like took that account just spite you. Live, Dang, what in this podcast on a dark Scare, follow. David, doing this they have a can we see the next season I never know how to end this as Jesse. Good luck playing basketball. You go where today to more training. We actually saw this thing. I'm telling you about the national. We have our first game at Stanford November second. So if you're around. On I'M GONNA. Come to a shit like the second the fourth the. At like Oregon Oregon State. All over the joint because that's the thing that's going to be but Argentine on. I've always wanted to go I. Don't know if you're GONNA be in Argentina and might be. Check out a show to you got to I will We'll make it work I'll be in. Denver we had China at some big fancy dinner. I was like I. That was like I probably shouldn't say no to this type of thing. Oh Yeah. I could tell it was like I'm this is my job. Yeah. Also like I'm again I'm not GonNa there's always show so. There was a part of me. That was like I. Wonder I told the staff so go Subaru. Fifteen people just make space in the pack that what did you play? There's comedy works Denver Okay I've been are there to comedy work one? Southbound like the mall that one. Yeah. Yeah. It was a birthday so I don't remember I saw. So many dope. It was the guy is I know I saw. I don't know his name is bad. It's I feel pretty Amy Schumer he's the guy who liked does the what t shirt contest? Back, median..
"sue bird" Discussed on About Last Night
"But but being that locked in to your body and everything does it is it a benefit to win you are like? Oh I know I can only have like this number of drinks past this hour or this like after this game because I know that it's even going to do whatever to my body. You just dial I mean I'm definitely dialed in. But on the nights where I'm like GONNA drink. Like, if I'm again I'm trying to have fun night with my friends I'm not counting I can. Not. The point because then you're still like you know doing the whole regimen of things. So I'm just like I like that but then like on a night where I'm just like having a glass of wine I might think to myself. Like, if you're with a group of four or five and they go to order the second bottle, it's Kinda like and I probably. Do you got any spots and Seattle like that. You just from being here like that. Now, like you got you go to copy shop or you're GonNa see my neighborhood I'm like everybody got your hood heads. I live in Queen Anne so Clean and spots. That's. Just like. Wave at the homecoming pictures. Thank God every the Prom, the homecoming, king seniors, weddings all everybody all the time I'm surprised the park hasn't started started like charging for that. Sometimes, there's been weddings there where you're like how chair set up the whole nine Oh like actual whatnot pictures wedding though way. Yeah. dudes are like having their own little concert. Yeah. There's plenty of stuff going on. Oh okay. So So in basketball becomes like when you like are this is now going to be what I'm GONNA do. Is it just like? When you said, you transfer that school in Queens. Was it. I don't know what's going through your mind pressurized nerve wise where you're like, oh I'm now I know this is the path right? Like I'm locked in. Is it just all fun at that point or is it start you know people are starting to come look at you? Yes. So interesting, you kinda hit on the head because that means transferring I was actually a really competitive soccer player too. So it was really like soccer basketball soccer basketball I told you. Athlete. So. Yeah. So when I chose to go to that school, they didn't have a soccer team. So I knew what I was choosing choosing. Bassil. At that point and That's kind of one at all became like. You. Do get recruit I. Mean you're recruited like as early as six seventh grade. So you know you're getting recruited you kind of know like. At. That point like come my junior year of high school like I knew I was going to go to college. Surprise with that's when it starts to get like you have to narrow down your choices and they start to come to your house or they're calling you or they're writing you I mean nowadays, it's taxing I can't even imagine back. Then it was like on a you trip you'd get a fax at the hotel and it was like so fast from Duke University you're GonNa go see. Getting faxes was like anyone my age got recruited will totally get down to that. You get faxes at hotels. Hearing me. This is the front desk at the front desk causes like Oh Suzanne Burn. You have any facts downstairs Dang would that guy ever liked to spoil the beans and I wanNa tell you your teammate who like went and got it dude it's from. That's crazy. Yeah. That was that was a you trip was like you get these facts. It's pretty wise or did you have a trip? Maybe were just a ton it was. Junior year. So the summer going into your senior year, this is this is back then nowadays like all kinds of stuff has changed like the different. Viewing periods are changed. It's just different now but back, then it was like, yeah, you'd go to a you nationals and that was like it was like a two week or ten day tournament and was like all the good teams from all the states were there. we're talking like I, if there was like one team from every state. Obviously. They put you at fifty but then it was like some states were so good. They had two and three teams. So we're talking a lot of teams and it was this huge tournament and all the college coaches come to watch, and then throughout this is your junior year. Now he started get these faxes. Then like a certain day comes, they can start to call you. Then you're doing home visits then you're taking your official visit, you go visit and then you want to be like. Set and ready to go and in the first signing period. November of your senior year. So from like May Ish your junior year to them the fall of your senior year that's all the recruiting time, and that's when it starts to get like. And they. Once you choose it kind of dials down back. You know it it out for a little bit and then I chose you I went to Uconn after that, and then you know got crazy from that point on is just so much talent. Maybe you like taking it into watching other players you destroyed. I one of the first days at at Connecticut she ended up being my roommate for my my sophomore junior and senior she was my freshman year but I call her my college roommate swing cash It was like day one swings now with the pelicans actually. So shout out swinging yet don't name Dude. Celebrity game she's sitting right behind us she was. When cash almost been moving. Totally Swin. Cash. He's still talking about it. Up about it honestly a I was gonNA. Say to their certain. Sue Bird like did you? Know. Like I got up, also be like a an athlete because like. Oh. My God. I was just GonNa say like the naming is for sports for its yeah. Siebert. Swin. Cash those tomorrow mates. Bibo names for thousand. Alex wait people. If you're related Larry Bird, I mean not so much now but like throughout yeah like when I was down here of course. I had I did like in kindergarten. I wrote a whole not wrote but like you. Tell stories in kindergarten I actually vividly remember this I was like, yes, I have an uncle. His name is Larry he plays basketball like it'd be great if you went as far to be like he lives in Boston he's pretty good but then the very end your lag plays. But it's a different Larry. At the end of it can I get tickets to go see him work out at the gym? I mean he's not playing in the league I would play that up big time when I was a little kid that's what. I had to give that up. Okay. So swin sets like first week of school and like you're in preseason. So you go from high school that you can. Yeah. Was An easy choice to pick pretty much. Yeah, I mean. I had other schools our like I was very much interested in but that was always kind of the front runners, the dominant who's been more dominant, right? Yeah. Well, interestingly enough It's like before my before I went there they'd only once it's like now we think of Yukon like eleven time champion everybody knows it's very and it was big. Then don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to but it wasn't quite so like I did have it wasn't like this. No brainer decision. You know like there were other schools that had been successful in that in that at that point in time where they come to your house and like do the home and. It's like straight to Gino. Our image shows up and he goes you know I've got my own. Gino. Gratiot. Does I've been to uconn Adam perform a Yukon really was ago big stadium where you yeah I, Campbell yes. Yeah, and we went to his restaurant. Campaign? Yes. Yeah. It was like it's like his mom's meatballs and. I saw Gino Griego. I. Was like this guy is going to be my new fake that like there's nobody cooler. There were pictures of him everywhere which I was like, why wouldn't you? It's your restaurant and it was like just called Gino's maybe or. Grill I, mean, what else do? You Right. GENE-O greasy sent to your table. On the man himself. What a so he just seemed an obviously like from what you've seen and heard from players he's he's.
"sue bird" Discussed on About Last Night
"She's just a gangster and and I'm proud to call her friend and she reps my hometown hard and she is leading the Seattle storm right now to their potential fourth wnba championship and I I can't believe it tomorrow night is game three and they can wrap it all up. So we thought it was only fitting to release the first of two ailing episodes with the one and only sue bird follow her. On twitter at S. ten bird and on Instagram, it s bird ten. And enjoy the hell out of this episode of the full videos on Youtube as well as the part two episode, which we did over Zoom a few months ago also up on Youtube but this was the first time we we we kicked it and had a combo since we met at the two thousand Nineteen W I'm sorry NBA All Star game in Charlotte that I played she coached my team and We sat down and Seattle and a little recording studio downtown Pioneer Square and chatted about everything from her early days in hoops and her rivalries with her sister to going to Yukon to to finding her way professionally as a basketball player to moving to Seattle her her dating life and everything that is great about sue bird we talked nineties music and TV it's everything you want so enjoy the hell out of this episode. Go listen to my album read the room or songs for the people on Amazon spotify Google play full thing to watch on Youtube. Crossing swords season one is on Hulu right now the cartoon that I'm in from the robot chicken guys, Tony. Hale. Brechin. Meyer Seth Green when he McLennan Covey cast Tara strong season two's coming up next year and Doug unplugged is a new cartoon I'm in the comes out on Apple TV from dreamworks I? Believe it's November seventh. So stay tuned for that Doug unplugged stay safe wash your hands look out for each other. It's a fucking. fucked up time but there's a lot of a lot of positive and positive lights and signs and vibes to still take out of such atrocious journey that we're all going on. So hoping to continue to bring you guys laughs and love and content and give you a little escape from from the chaos. All right. Go Storm and enjoy this special replay of the about last night podcast with the one and only sue bird. Like you. Got Injured in May. Yeah. It wasn't like an injury though it wasn't now. It was weird. So let's take this moment to announce. Sue had the flu fagin she didn't WANNA play the season gets tough you. Know I had like A. They call it a loose body, but it's not like floating around or anything. It's loose meaning. It's like not a part of your niece. I had this like growth essentially. It was the size of a golf ball. No matter how you slice it. There's someone something growing in your body. The human body is weird. You probably are so locked in on what the body can do and what happens we're chicken ground right now. So grew inside your knee. Yeah. Like in the back of my knees. So is basically just like it was becoming like a block like couldn't like think about how you move your knee when you kick back when you run. Blocking me was bizarre. So I had to get taken out of the scar on the side. How researchers at? No it actually wasn't that bad. It actually wasn't that bad. They go in you like clean it out and they cut on the side like I said, boop pulled it out I. think it was only like an hour long. Wonder Oh. Yeah. Oh No, it's like full. Oh. Yeah. I your love surgery. I'm like addicted what surgery to me like people get I don't get sick. I'm basically just unlike a high vacation map like forty the high like I don't mind it at all. Have Surgery Okay. It's whatever fought the rehab the follows after that. Did they tell you do they tell you once once they diagnose what's happening today go to they lay everything out like here's what your rehab schedule is going to be like. Here's how the date you can play, and then you're like, well, I'm sue bird I'm probably going to come back before then. So this one was a little different. What happened was so he didn't the doctor didn't know. So. You get a scope, right? That's like these two little holes they make us cameras in these like little baby tools to do stuff. He thought he might be able to basically like blow that thing up and just suck all the like debris out and it sounds weird and then he got in there it was too big and that's why he had to cut on the side. So that was already like in the in the. Lake. Like, call an audible. Staging this up right away, and then there was another audible that he called where it's called a microfracture, which is like. Not to get too crazy into this. But when you poke holes I in like the bony part where there's like some damage and when it bleeds, it actually like form scar tissue and it acts as cushion. So it's good for you later down the road, but it adds some time to your rehab that was another audible where I came out of the surgery and he was like, yeah, had to do this but it's good for you long term not so good for short term so it added probably like. A month to my rehab and that's basically why I. Season because there was a point I remember when I came out. Yeah, and then it was like, oh, she'll be back and I was like Oh hell yeah like this is I'm sure everybody was yeah and then you get that news and is that a New Right after surgery but it was also like fingers cross. If things go well at the very end, this works in that works but it was a lot of if then but what? Are you at a point with just like the game where? You get news like that and you have a pretty like thick skin for and just understanding of like article another month to do just or is it like still like the kid in you like but in WanNa play tomorrow remember jamming my thumb in the eighth grade and coach officer who had shitty breath a weird ponytail and his belt was never doing the job on his pants. And he was like. He was like you can't play with that jam thumb he's like you taped it. He's like, did you even go to the trainer was like we're in eighth grade. Have trainers I don't know who you thinks back. They're taping up kids. And he's like just go get a couple of wraps and so I, like. It but he told me I couldn't believe it. I was so yeah totally. Yeah. My mom puts them together some weird Jewish moms splint and And I think that's a medical term for it and I went out there and played anyway because I was like I'm not GonNa, not play and I'm sure that was an eighth grade for me and I do not play in a league. So Free I'm sure. You played through such gnarly stuff. Right that you're lucky I'm every athlete will have a story about playing through something. Yeah. Well, should the when did you start wearing? That's only like as needed. Okay. Not a huge fan of it's kind of annoying I'm sadly broken my nose at some pretty inopportune times. So I've had to wear that thing in games like a lot. Yeah. Really Constricting No, you get used to it. You actually get used to it. It's just like sweaty and it's there and it's slug. I. Okay. So You're we met. We should talk about a guy through the NBA Celebrity All Star Game Yes quite the night quite the night. Why was I there? Hey, let's who gives a Shit I was there. I had a midget counterpart and that probably helped here's how I already knew. You're so cool just from watching from afar. Seeing interviews and see how you play and just like you smile a lot when you play which is like. A coup indicator of like oh she's having fun. She's not like. And And you know and just when obviously like just being such a big basketball fan and. And getting the WNBA. Just came out of the gates I? Feel like with a lot of like. I Dunno fandom right away and it was for all the sports like soccer coming here I I took a beat to kind of people jump on board with. But it seemed like maybe Seattle just being a lot of these being so used to basketball, it seemed like people jumped on board of the WNBA a real quick especially Seattle the losing team even more so you guys became. But. So. Anyway. 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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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
"sue bird" Discussed on Ledlow & Parker
"Podcast. Right right we'll take advantage of that exactly because we're doing a remote show. We call our buddies. We get the best of them. But we've got somebody that's going to call in and is going to be our guest in sue bird. Old Friend. Teammate might get some good stories. Sue Bird coming up next leading. Assist later W. F. B. A. is four. Sue Bird is joining us. I would to think sue that. It's not because you have just an unlimited amount of time right now and absolutely nothing else to do right now. We've been make this happen right and it finally worked into everyone's schedule. What have you been doing these last couple of weeks and hard challenge just not a lot Seattle and harsh for you where you chilling it right now. In Connecticut was in Seattle like a February though when it all started to get out there and I actually was coming to the East Coast Anyway and obviously wants things easier to stay here better to stay there. How have you been keeping in shape throughout all of this because that's a different level of in shape and like the rest of I'm looking around day to day like all right I've got to keep it somewhat together but you've gotta stay unlike Olympic best in the world kind of athletes shape? Yeah I mean it's awkward. I just a small apartment here so the apartment workout is really really weird. I'm doing like step ups on a coffee table. Only have one medicine ball. So it's a lot fighting weather nicely. Do go outside. But they actually just close parks like I think in the last like day or two. So that's kind of becoming. Luckily.
Seattle sports update
"Desk in spring training baseball Seattle mariners edged the Milwaukee Brewers two to one yesterday in Arizona the new Seattle dragons will be on the road this week playing in St Louis Saturday the battle hawks are two and one on the season sue bird is returning to the Seattle storm for nineteenth season after re signing with the team Tuesday bird missed all last season after undergoing knee surgery last time she was on the court for Seattle bird was leading the franchise to its third W. NBA title in two thousand eighteen in men's college basketball the Huskies play Washington state Friday night pregame at five thirty game time six here on
Sabrina Ionescu Wants to Win the Whole Damn Thing
"Merrill is a senior writer for ESPN and spent time with Sabrina UNESCO in her family last year for an in-depth profile Liz gets called generational talent? Now sometimes it feels like every top prospect every year gets called a generational talent but with her. It does not seem like hyperbole. No it's not. She's the real deal. She is sort of the Serena Williams of women's basketball. She can shoot the ball. You'd ask you three out. Topped the net barely move. She can dish out passes with relative ease. It looks like she's not even trying cut by over us into double figures at a great pass by ZIP on her passes they get there so quickly and then she can crash the boards UNESCO rebound. She's opened for three it. And you look at the stat sheet and all of a sudden. Wow this kid has thirty points ten assists and ten rebounds and you didn't notice because she makes it look so effortless people are taking notice. Celebrities are taking notice celebrities. Have come just to watch her and the Oregon women play Which you would have never really heard of that. Ten or fifteen years ago like male professional athletes taking the time to meet her or give her a shoutout. I mean this is an example of game recognizing game. Well what have some of those other athletes said about her well Steph? Curry has called her. A legend Libron has called her queen and said that she so dope. Kobe has had. Actually you know gone to meet her. Him and his daughter had seen her play. And what evolved? There was a friendship. You didn't necessarily see that crossover before you know when you did in in times past. You're like wow if you ever saw like a male athlete especially the best of the best. When you're talking about Lebron and staff in Kobe I mean these are guys who've actually seen her play and have taken the time to either go on twitter. Whatever venue and to praise her play. That's a pretty big deal. You know. Even Gino Auriemma said. She's smart. She waits for you to make a mistake a lot of lot of guards. They go so fast that they don't give you a chance to make a mistake. She goes at a pace. Where she waits in waits and waits. When you screw up. She takes advantage of and that's saying a lot for from him who has seen so many great players. I mean every time you think of a great women's basketball player. We're almost always talking about somebody who went to uconn. Be Terachi or BRIANNA STEWART. Or Sue bird or my amore. We're almost always talking about someone who come from that program. Now we're talking about somebody who plays for Oregon and it's not like Oregon is in the middle of nowhere but it's not an easy place to watch basketball because they're on the west coast. You're not GONNA if the if they are on. Tv A lot of times. They're late but yet a more and more people are getting to know about her star power and the fact that you've got all of these these guys who are at the best of the best. You've got Lebron calling her queen I mean that is that's being displayed to all of his millions of followers. Some of the praise that she's received you just. You don't see that you haven't seen that in the past from other women's basketball players. Cobi not only praised her. He actually broke down her game for us. We'll look Sabrina and say okay. She's great handling the ball. Of course us. She's great onscreen roles. Of course she is but what makes really dangerous is that she can catch and shoot to right so she can move off the ball. She's just as dangerous. Doing this. Offer catching shoot. She was asked about him after his death and had this to say I mean everything I do. I do it for him. Obviously Really close friend and this season's for him. What was their relationship like so she met him he. He attended one of her games and over the past year so they became pretty close. She admired his game deeply and vice versa. He you know obviously Kobe with a daughter. Who's really into Basketball that was sort of a bond a she was really emotional after Learning of his death She dedicated that next game to him and kind of broke down just talking about him before we get to this season and what. Sabrina 's accomplishing. I WanNa talk to you about how this all began. How Her story starts? You did a big profile of Sabrina. Last year you spent time with her and her family was she like as a kid well so she had a really unique background. Her family's from Romania. She didn't grow up there but in nineteen eighty nine. The was a revolution in Romania and her father. Dan wanted to leave the country seeking political asylum and so he left for Northern California leaving his wife and their two year old son Andrei behind. He went there sort of for the American dream to kind of provide for the family told the family told his wife. Hey hopefully I can send for you in six months. Got a cab job and was trying to make some money now. That six months a turned into five years five years past he by this time he has turned that cab job into his own limousine company and he can send for the family. So that's nine thousand nine hundred five two years later. Pair of twins were born A boy and a girl and Sabrina came I of course because she would end up being sort of the bossie sibling of the family. And then Eddie came. I think eighteen minutes later That really forged her path having a twin brother who played basketball and the reason they started playing basketball was because both parents worked and maybe it was a simpler time but her dad would drop them off at a park down the street and Walnut Creek and she just started playing her. Daddy would play with other kids. Klay Curry COMP. Exactly she was the one bringing the curry. Okay say you know I was first recurring there you go. She'd get knocked around a lot and she do some knocking herself and sheer. Her skills really evolved from that street basketball into what we see. Now which is one of women's basketball's lead. I mean they got so good that they would start hustling older kids or even adults for like money. that they would use to buy slurpy and you know they speak Romanian and so they could actually Kinda have their own code when they're playing or even if they wanted to make fun of the players that they were playing against they talk to each other in Romania. Hate to use the word tomboy but she was You know her. Mom told me when Sabrina was in junior high. Some a counselor called and said hey you know. We're really concerned about her going to high school. Because she doesn't really communicate with any females. She over friends or boys and her mom's like yeah whatever. Okay I'll get right on that and did nothing. Because she knew that she was developing this young woman who was strong who had her own voice and did what she wanted to and was really good at it so her size helped them in that hustle. Did it lead to her being underestimated when she got to junior high and high school she was but by the time she was leaving high school and being recruited obviously she was heavily sought after. Shit. Yeah She. She wasn't the first person you would look for on the court. She wasn't necessarily anything spectacular By any means but once you saw her play in what she could do a lot of her stuff is like you know the old fashioned elbow grease stuff where you know she the reason. She has all those rebounds is because when she played with boys she never got the ball and so the only way she was getting the ball is if she somehow muscled her way in there. The family is not a basketball family. Didn't even know anything about basketball before they came here and even in those first years they. It wasn't something that they really knew. A lot about coming from Romania. Pretty much everything she has gotten has sort of. Been off of this whole work
"sue bird" Discussed on About Last Night
"Art and then I came to Seattle and I was like day one it was like I got yelled at for Jaywalking my mom actually came to visit like pretty early Mike Strategy Within Gino are Emma shows up and goes you know I've got my own Gino Griego heat does I've been to Yukon Yukon I didn't comes from such a history of winning right that's gotta be feeling but I mean it seems like he probably wanted you bad but there's like he asked ride this balance of seeming in any sort of like relationship right like he's uh-huh interesting you please play for me like it'd be great but also like to look at like this is what we got now he walked out like the plaques champion chips with trophies and I'll see you later he kind of did that so basically what happened was I kinda told him without going into the whole long boring story of it basically down to two schools house and I said was like and I basically told him I was like listen my heart is telling me Connecticut my head is kind of telling me this other school for like a bunch of reasons but my in fact I wish Braxton we can't even see him anymore because you can't I mean I don't know that's a whole nother podcast Anyway so he was just like this on the phone and he was just like you know listen to your heart and like didn't hang up on me but essentially was like all right I'm GonNa go and like I was I had told him I was making my decision like within the next couple of days so I was like on the clock a little bit and I was like yeah my heart's limit he was like yeah just listen to your heart all right I'm going to go and that was it and I was like he just like mic drop them a and I was like he did it wasn't like I really think you should listen to your heart because you just like you know if I were you I listen to your heart but hey good luck down that's out yeah but that's cam he's he he knows he's good with people like that so then okay so you started talking about the first like oh they're so in high school like I said like now all if you go to Connecticut if you end up in the WBZ you are probably the best player on your team's point so in high school you know best player probably like quickest fastest at the other yeah go to college and it's just like with each step it like with each level that you go it's just survival of the fittest so everybody's a little bit bigger ones a little bit yeah first week we lined up for sprints and I like didn't lose sprints in high school like it's not a thing I wasn't gonNA lose sprints competitive right and you're just past okay so and then I lineup Swin pugh just takes off hills in this sprint and I was just like welcome to college one day one I was like well like I thought I was fast uh-huh even close and that's just how it is as you go like each like I said but you need those right you need like push you if you're crushing all the sending and comedy you're killing every night yeah you got to like you have to have I actually walk them out yeah but but you need like much there's nothing I need where you can get that on my salad tonight everybody but there's like you need a joke Tanaka well or whatever it is to to art I always gotta stay on my toes man that was that was my intro to it and this is like somebody in my class it wasn't even like some older player who's been there it was like Oh shit I gotta deal with this before year's beat me and all these sprints and then even ah I mean are you in the gym looking up at like you know the banners history and you're probably walking around campus you know with your headphones on listening to you know I don't know Zimbabwe's you're jammed back in the college workout gym I got in College Chambal one was tub jock dams Oh my God which volume volume one probably in highschool jams now that's what I call music hey guys uh-huh yeah it's like you can live too long to stop after like two dude after that in tootsie roll mantell this is a great reminds me of highschool totally college was more like I want to say well like Lauren Hill just came out right when I was so that's my freshman year Lauren Hill see I if if I didn't say drew hill enter the drill my my teammates would kill me we played that one till it died Jay z's album imprint had come in college these are all the things that I think of all the same all the oxy Brown had one Borneo hit when I was in eighth grade out now I was I was a senior housing even know it when we were going into college oh did yeah that was my freshman year of college the Miseducation for sure we've I'm just GonNa Fuji's then Yeah foodies more pain with with aww came up because a girl lips that yet as the talent show I was in ninth or Tenth Grade Make Sense and she was crushing it and two guys at one time audience and got big laughs and totally deterred her from her song and I'll never forget that Jason Viking Kenya Tillman Pieces Shit come on Jay you're still cost on facebook for Kenya Dare you the name might Kenya they'll come on like and you know what he looks like the wife beater the two big muscles in Eighth Grade and said his dad on little caesars like okay so then once you start getting into the flow of like college I went to see during the heyday of the football was friends athletes so get a little bit of a inside astle players I think who's there doesn't farmer Kim it's a women's like always suck this women's team they were over there was there was just after me Olindo five breath the women's squad was dope though who is yeah I kinda remember Shay Murphy Ebony Hoffman Yes yes oh yeah remember after that though I never really I had classes with them but they but just the understanding of like how demanding program is to and only can imagine it Yukon where the winning tradition and you know he's like dude if we stop we stopped winning their people are going to start getting regular gratiot but so that'd be hilarious if that was true motive for like winning like he's trying to it but so did you at what point probably freshman year right when like just figure out get your bearings my freshman year but you did yeah so actually I term ACL my freshman year and had played like in like too many you've to like play in a certain amount of gain less than a certain amount of games or Senate wise in order redshirt okay so I played in two too many so I couldn't redshirt so actually played like three years of college three years in like eight games yeah so my freshman year was kind of weird like it started out whatever actually like one the starting job which at Connecticut is a big deal as a freshman and then boom blow mania I wasn't really playing that all to be honest so it's kind of like in some ways the best thing to happen like literally I give you a chance to what I look back on that ACL and it's like yeah you see all surgery socks and the whole nine yards but it's the best thing that could happen to me in that way yeah but definitely GonNa happen because just I just like I know my obviously you get older you know yourself a little bit better than my personality is very much like I did my toe in the water I check things out before I go in and so in that moment I was like the starting point guard I was kind of like being hesitant and Mike here new here you go and so I just wasn't ready to really grab it and so getting hurt I put everything I was like wait a minute you can't be like this if you want to be successful so I had to go through the grind the Rehab but then once I got on the other side I was like ready to do it was like that time probably remember an article that I read and I was like ooh question marks at the point cards athletes do pay attention that shit right yes it's kind of hard not to I mean nowadays it's like nowadays last year during the playoff which we went onto win which is like amazing thing for the whole like three weeks I did knock on social media I was like I just can't it's like a two it's because even if you even if it's like just the like you know idiot who's telling you to stay in the kitchen like you still see it yeah I know it's it's some idiot doing it and this is really impact on my God are you fucking kidding Oh my God even idea yeah that's wild yes now with social media ah you're gonNA say like basketball like stuff like sue you got to look up up the floor more on fast breaks or it's like maybe like another team is posting something yeah but yeah like when you're younger inches like the newspaper was that yeah of course you read it and you see stuff and you know the narratives that are out there you have to block it out but like I think people would be lying if they said they didn't hear it at all now I didn't like digest some of it have you ever been in a twitter beef like joke joking now like the kind where you like I'll take your face and put it on a picture Those kinds now but if if people I mean obviously if somebody comes at you you can't just GonNa take it you gotta gotTa pipe one highlight away if you haven't just youtube sue bird highlights holy shit like like it's mid-range jumpers yeah but like it's a lot of everything like your truly like it's it's insane I mean it's it's also no surprise you've had the success that you've had and because like truly every facet of the game I feel like you got when I was in the sixth grade I was was that agree my semi coaches might disagree for Youtube Subaru there's no defense highlights obvious I mean true no yeah I mean I just I wonder when I was I peaked at six feet and a half right when I was in the sixth grade I was the.
"sue bird" Discussed on About Last Night
"Out we have a release date December thirteenth just in time for the holidays pre-order it will be will be available soon so get excited for that December Thirteenth Songs the people my comedy music album I can't wait putting the finishing touches on it this weekend again comment and rate us on the I tunes arts and pages give us a comment five star rating a lot of great APPs coming up Dan Akari John Kite Kelsey Cook Brent Mourn Henry winklers John stamos the hits keep on coming our rights but now the tour dates twitter handles and merchant vo out of the way sit back relax and enjoy a brand new episode bonus episode of the Abou- Last night podcast with the one and only the great sue bird again so don't you sit down within a day the trees I'm basically fully field yeah I still go to pt every now and then but I I am back playing so do people know that's crazy by the way and congrats guises where you would probably Clapton beat the I can hear my way and actually on fire yeah but I mean if you can sit yeah yeah yeah that's incredible I feel like you got injured in May yeah it wasn't like an injury though it wasn't now it was weird so we'll take this moment Assu had the flue she didn't WanNa play the season gets tough yeah yeah no I had like a they call it a loose body but it's not like floating around or anything it's loose meaning it's like not a part of your niece I had this like growth essentially yeah it was the size of a golf ball in the bush no matter how you slice it it's like there's someone something growing in your body that human body is weird you probably are so locked in on what the body can do and what happens we're chicken ground right whistle what grew inside your knee yeah like in the back of my knee so is basically just like it was becoming like almost a block like I couldn't like think about how you move your new when you kick back when you run we didn't do that it was like blocking me it was bizarre so I had to get taken out of the scar on the side how gnarly ever surgeries at no it actually wasn't that bad it actually wasn't that bad they go in they scope you like clean it out and they cut on the side like I said boop pulled it out I think it was only like an hour long Oh yeah oh no it's like full Syria Oh yeah I surgery I'm like addicted surgery to me like people get I don't get sick on basically just on like a high vacation map like forty the high like I don't mind doc surgery it's whatever the rehab the follows after but did they tell you do they tell you once once they diagnose us what's happening today go they lay everything out like here's what your rehab schedules going to be like here's how the date you can play and then you like I'm sue bird I'm probably gonna come back before then kind of so this one was a little different what happened was so he didn't the doctor didn't know how so if you get a scope right that's like these two little holes they make they used hammers in these like little baby tools do stuff he thought he might be able to basically like blow that thing up and just suck all the debris out and it sounds weird and then he got in there it was too big and that's why he had to cut on the side so that was already like in the in the or like like you know call an audible up right away and then there was another audible that he called where it's called a microfracture which is like not to get too crazy into this but when you poke holes the bony part where there's like some damage and when it bleeds it actually like form scar tissue and it acts as a cushion so it's good for you later down the road but it adds some time to your rehab so that was another audible where I came out of the surgery and he was like yeah had to do this but it's good for you long term not so good for you short term so it added probably like a month semi Rehab and that's basically why I missing the season because there was a point I remember when I came out yeah and then it was like oh she'll be back yet and I was like the hell yeah like this is I'm sure everybody was yeah and then you get that news and is that a new right after surgery but it was also like fingers cross if things go well maybe at the very end this works in that works but it was a lot of if then what you know what I mean like a point with just like the game where you get news like that and you have a pretty like thick skin for and just understanding of like article and other month I know what to do I just or is it like still like the kid and you like but tomorrow remember jamming my thumb in the eighth grade and coach author who had shitty breath ponytail and his belt was never doing the job on his pants and is like he was like you can't play with jam thumb he's like you taped it he's like did you even go to the trainer I was like we're in eighth grade we definitely have trainers I don't know who you thinks back they're taping up kids uh-huh and he's like we'll just go get a couple of APPS and so I like but he told me I couldn't believe it I was so yeah totally yeah my mom puts together some weird Jewish mom splint and and I think that's a medical term for it and I went out there and played anyway because I was like I'm not going to not play and I'm sure that was eighth grade for me and I do not play in the league okay so for you I'm sure you played through such gnarly stuff right that you're like I'm every athlete will have a story about playing something yeah yeah well should the when did you start working there was no that's only like as needed okay not a huge fan of it's kind of annoying but I've sadly broken my nose at some pretty inopportune time I'm so I've had to wear that thing in games like a lot yeah really constricting no you get used to it you actually get used to it it's just like sweaty and it's there and it's slogan annoying okay so you're we met we should talk about again through the NBA Celebrity All Star Game Yes quite tonight quite the night why was either hey let's who gives a shit I was there I had a midget counterpart that probably helped here's how I already knew do you were so cool just from watching it from afar seeing interviews and see now you play and just like you smile out when you play which is like I don't know like a coup indicator of like she's having fun she's not like and and you know just when obviously like just being such a big basketball fan and and getting and like WBZ alike just came out of the gays I feel like with a lot of like I dunno phantom right away and it was for all the sports like soccer affect took a beat to kind of for people to jump on board with but it seemed like maybe Seattle just being in a lot of cities being so used to basketball it seemed like people jumped on Lord of the WNBA NBA real quick especially Seattle losing a team even more so you guys became but so anyway I exchange I message you and said Hey Brad and I bought this piggyback because part of the Game Su coach team for the celebrity all star game which was at a cool call to get or is that yeah well they wanted me to play Dashiki you know who stepped on and I've actually played in some celebrity games Dan I know I know the drill man it's like it's it's tough out there 'cause it's like if you go too hard you look weird you don't try you feel weird took a charge on I remember courts did you really just take charge in the celebrity game I was like you're in the League on not Asia Asia and because she was driving Atlanta choose trying to get your am like trigger a hit or miss scenario the celebrity game so I was like Nah I don't really you know I think I'm out on the playing this time like I've done it actually just like let another WB player do it don it because I think for the first couple of years in in your career when it's fun yeah so let's let a younger player do it a JI- okay now thanks for calling it but so I messaged you and and also to like when you're messaging like CBS and athletes you're like all right like is this a real account my name and get a message back and I was like you'll sue big fan blah blah blah Seattle connection got an idea where I'm gonNA put Brad during a time out come out it's going to stand up thing basically that fathers by sons daughters to go camping with and it's called piggyback based Goes GonNa put Brad it's a little person again the stance on this metal bar and then we'll have his hands up a hilarious visual yeah you sent me a pictures videos practicing it looks hilarious like cool and yeah you're like I've never met a little person this'll be awesome enough he didn't he didn't say that the head of the NBA. I sort of feel like I guess just apprehensive about if this was GONNA fly sales didn't want to ruffle too many feathers on the game was sponsored by by rebels and so Brad Joke Nice laugh at that and so so then they're like this looks dangerous what if he falls and I was like it'll be hilarious they were like we don't have dwarf insurance and that's a funny joke but you should you the NBA if it's a real thing and then they just put a Kibosh on it and you're like we probably should have asked for forgive Nisa permission and then but then the pace of the game was so quick with I'm sure you can attest to I don't know like second quarter you go in the back there was a back you go like and then just check in the game of Second Quavo Yeah Yeah just check in on your own here's also knew you were super cool we're sitting there and all of a sudden which by the way speak to real quick the challenges the intensity because it is fun were sitting there I'm looking over you can rub your forehead and you're like what what's going on just like trying to keep everybody happy like this game does not matter so what didn't two things one I feel like some people took it a little too seriously but now I can say this I didn't realize like for a lot of people like this is a chance you're playing on national TV this is not like to play on national TV not to like it's kind of like go play a fun game who cares if you win or lose but I get it you go out and you want to have fun but you WanNa look good so looking back I'm like all right I probably should have like been more aware of people wanting to like go out there and play I would I would I had no plans of subbing I mean I was GonNa sub obviously but I had no like okay I got to get this guy in at this time this girl in at that time and make sure everyone's playing equally I was just like winging it and now I'm like I probably should have like maybe thought this rose everyone was getting equal playing time because some people weren't happy wasn't anticipating like the intensity of that par like the dude at the end who didn't Wanna come UH of the line when we wanted to a rebound there's just like so assange shooting threes at the end when we're like an answer okay totally we don't mind it why don't we have literally the guy who has made the most ever love your show Hassan do come on Yeah God intense very quickly I realized I was like people were bitching moaning about playing time I was like where am I right now yeah I was like I don't care check yourself in yeah I'm here for quote did that and then an Leonor but you know I was like how much will you give me if I go check in and take wave out right now and you're like it's nothing but I would love to see that good luck and then there was a part of me that almost did it but I was like he's still not gonNA come off so if I walked out because in my head I quickly played this bit of it fake angry and throw a Tantrum and go out there I think you're serious they might think I'm serious that's part of it yeah part of a bid we also didn't build Latta report like I tried to exit up with people like pre-game and even in the locker room but like unlock around totally so there's like guys had a locker room asking the court I'm like hey I'm Su who wants to do that whole weekend is it how does it differ WNBA percent I mean obviously Mba's like on crack compared.
"sue bird" Discussed on About Last Night
"Episode is one of my favorites that we've ever done it's just me and our guest Sue Bird Holy Hell legend very sue bird sue bird is one three WNBA championships with the Seattle Storm Four Olympic gold medals to NC Double A. Championships with Yukon for feeble were Oh cubs and she is only she's one of eleven women to attain all four accolades she's the Shit She coach Brad and I in the NBA celebrity all star Game Charlotte last year hit it off I mean who doesn't want to be friends with sue bird she's the coolest and you're going to get to know that and hear that in this oh today could also watch this full episode on Youtube I made sure to bring the cameras up to Seattle where we recorded this suicide enough to give me an hour and change of her time and it's a great episode dude from early days at Uconn how she got into sports growing up in Saas it New York her days at Uconn the hardships she faced in college transitioning to the WNBA East Coast West Coast Seattle acclimating to the city what it was like being there with the Sonics being a part of ESPN body issue With a girlfriend Megan Rubino and being the first gay couple on the cover we talk about our MBA celebrity all star game experience Jock Jams Gino Greasy oh it's a great up sues the Shit so enjoy the hell out of this one tweet at her at s Be Ten is at her handle what does it Yeah S. S. ten bird the Subaru instagram and twitter so tweet at her messenger s bird and tell her how much you loved the episode and watch this baby on Youtube and and enjoy it all right follow me on twitter and Instagram at Adamant Comedy Twenty Brad at Alien podcast about last night podcast dot Com for past and present EPS shoot us an email about last night pod gmail.com as I am still on the Adam Ray merge giveaway train shoot us that email while you got the pod how you get into it where you get it what your favorite EPS are about last night pottage email dot com and Free Atom Reemerge is coming your way my album read the room is available on spotify itunes Amazon Google play and my comedy music album songs for the p Bowl is coming.
Storm's Sue Bird needs surgery, will be out indefinitely
"The Seattle storm open defensive their WNBA basketball crown Saturday already without league. MVP brianna Stewart due to an achilles surgery the storm. Now tell us eleven time all star, sue bird is having arthroscopic knee surgery to remove a floating particle. At age thirty eight bird might be out for the entire