The Seattle Storm superstar is an absolute legend in the Women’s National Basketball Association. Bird was drafted by the Storm first overall in the 2002 WNBA Draft, and now, at the age of 39, she’s still giving the game her all and playing just like she did when she was 20 years younger.
During her interview with Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, Bird talks the pressure after about recovering from an injury, facing off as a young player against Nicky McCrimmon, the uphill battle for the WNBA’s respect and whether or not things are better today than they have been in the past, using the league’s platform for social change during these turbulent times (against the wishes of U.S. Senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler), and her favorite sneakers, from the Jordan Dior 1s, to the Kyrie 4s. We also get a guest appearance from Sue Bird’s longtime girlfriend, soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who is also a friend of the show.
Check out the interview down below to hear what the WNBA legend has to say about demanding respect, giving the game your all, and more: