Sue Bird is no stranger to winning, with a combined ten titles from college to WNBA to Olympics and World Championships – and that doesn’t even include her overseas leagues and high school. But she says there are signs the world is catching up to Team USA. “What you’re seeing is we’re playing overseas a lot so a lot of the best players play overseas. And then, in turn, a lot of the best international players play in the WNBA. And it’s getting just mixed up enough where it’s inspiring those international players to learn from America. They’re stealing some of our our stuff and we’re stealing some of their stuff and it’s creating really good teams.”

Birthday: October 16, 1980

Hometown: Syosset, New York

College: Connecticut

Highlights: Three-time Olympic gold medalist (2004 Athens; 2008 Beijing; 2012 London); Three-time FIBA World Championship gold medalist; Two-time WNBA Champion with the Seattle Storm (2004, 2010); Two-time NCAA Champion with the Connecticut Huskies (2000, 2002); Nine-time WNBA All-Star; Named one of the 15 greatest players in WNBA history at the league’s 15th anniversary celebration in 2011; 2002 Naismith Player of the Year.

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