Sue Bird is in her 18th season in the WNBA all with the same team, the Seattle Storm. Averaging 12.1 points a game, 5.6 assists, and 2.6 boards, Bird is an 11-time WNBA All-Star.
She’s seen a lot on the court but recently she was shocked at what one of her teammate said.
“I found out today…guys, this just terrible, I found out today that our new teammate, Kiki, her mom is my age, we have the same birthday!” Bird said at a press conference shared by ESPNw on Instagram. “Like, she’s 40, the same way I’m 40. She was like, ‘Oh, no worr(ies)…she’s a young mom’. I’m like, ‘She’s a mom’. To my teammate!'”
Mikiah ‘Kiki’ Herbert Harrigan joined the Storm via a trade in February (per the Storm). In her second year in the WNBA, she played with the Minnesota Lynx in 2020.
Harrigan “was selected No. 6 overall in the 2020 WNBA draft out of South Carolina. She had a strong rookie campaign, playing all but one game and shooting 42.4% from beyond the arc…At South Carolina, Herbert Harrigan was one of three Gamecocks to finish her career with 1,000 points and 200 blocks, alongside A’ja Wilson and Alaina Coates. She finished second in blocked shots in school history. Herbert Harrigan was named SEC Tournament MVP in her senior season” per the Storm.
The Storm veteran went on to share what else her new teammate told Bird about her mother.
“She’s like, ‘She’s excited to meet you,'” Bird said. “I was like, ‘Yeah, she probably wants to like hang out and get drinks.’ We’re the same age!”
The comments on ESPNw were here for this:
“40 is the new 30!” @coolmomjamie commented.
“That’s hilarious,” Alexis Ajinça said.
“I feel you girl,” @coach_ag3 said.
“RELATABLE,” Kara Goucher commented.
“I mean, don’t we all want to hang and get drinks with @sbird10,” @amiadeeryet said.
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