Sue Bird Talks Winning WNBA Championship Inside ‘Wubble’
Many could consider what has transpired in 2020 to be somewhat of a storm of events. From a pandemic to fighting for social justice to tragedies, you name it. When it comes to sports, and the WNBA in particular, they tried to use their platform for good in the midst of the storm.
It was fitting that the WNBA champions this year were: the Seattle Storm.
They brought home yet another title.It was the Storm’s fourth title per the WNBA. And also Sue Bird‘s fourth championship as she’s spent her whole career since 2002 with the Storm.
After winning the title for a fourth time, Bird said to ESPN’s Holly Rowe: “It’s been amazing…It’s been a really tough, but rewarding season. And this group…we’re chill. We’re chill. We were actually…kind of made for a ‘wubble’. We don’t get too high with stuff, we don’t get too low. And I think you saw that off-the-court with what we stood for and you saw it on-the-court with how we played.”
Bird also said a lot of hard work goes into playing at a high level for so long: “I don’t cheat, I don’t cheat the game, I do what I have to do to be able to play at a high level. And, I mean you saw it, this is not one person, it’s not even two, three people. Our entire team, that’s why we’re able to succeed. It’s been an honor to play with you guys. I can’t believe I’m standing here right now, it’s pretty crazy.”
The All-WNBA and Eleven-time All-Star Bird recently talked to a fellow Seattle athlete, Russell Wilson, on Wednesday as his newest Danger Talk episode premiered with Bird as a guest:
“When things got hard, those teams always found a way to win, always…” Bird said during the episode on her Storm teams that won championships after Wilson asked her what the commonality of those teams was.
Wilson also repped a Sue Bird Storm jersey during the episode.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
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