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33 Inspirational Sue Bird Quotes (BASKETBALL)

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“That’s how the WNBA is a lot of times. It’s being in the right place at the right time and fulfilling a role. All of us in some way, shape, or form are role players. We have to do what our teams need of us.”

Sue Bird
I'm a bit of a perfectionist, but you have to know you're going to make mistakes. It's how you respond to those mistakes that counts.
I’m a bit of a perfectionist, but you have to know you’re going to make mistakes. It’s how you respond to those mistakes that counts.
The one thing you learn is when you can step out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable, you see what you're made of and who you are.
The one thing you learn is when you can step out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable, you see what you’re made of and who you are.
To be successful, you have to expose yourself to different situations-different styles of play, different teammates, different coaching.
To be successful, you have to expose yourself to different situations-different styles of play, different teammates, different coaching.
I'll play until my knees fall off.
I’ll play until my knees fall off.
When you have teammates just as talented as you, it's kind of weird to get all the attention.
When you have teammates just as talented as you, it’s kind of weird to get all the attention.
I like knowing where my teammates are without having to look.
I like knowing where my teammates are without having to look.
I've become really strict in a lot of ways, but I'm also very lenient. I'm kind to myself.
I’ve become really strict in a lot of ways, but I’m also very lenient. I’m kind to myself.
There's something about dominant teams that draws fans in. People like to see this; they like to witness dominance.
There’s something about dominant teams that draws fans in. People like to see this; they like to witness dominance.
You can control what you put in your body, how you take care of yourself, how much you work. You have to control what you can.
You can control what you put in your body, how you take care of yourself, how much you work. You have to control what you can.

6 WiseSue Bird Quotes on Success

Be kind. Be nice to yourself. You miss a shot, it's OK.
Be kind. Be nice to yourself. You miss a shot, it’s OK.
Every great team has had to fail at some point in order to be successful.
Every great team has had to fail at some point in order to be successful.
I like pressure. I thrive on it.
I like pressure. I thrive on it.
Nowadays, the difference between athletes is really small, and if you can get an edge, why not take it.
Nowadays, the difference between athletes is really small, and if you can get an edge, why not take it.
Something I've been starting to use almost every day is a blood flow restriction system for my legs. It's good for recovery and strength.
Something I’ve been starting to use almost every day is a blood flow restriction system for my legs. It’s good for recovery and strength.
I'm a worrier, an overthinker, and - if it's your type of thing - a 3x WNBA champion.
I’m a worrier, an overthinker, and – if it’s your type of thing – a 3x WNBA champion.

8 Sue Bird Quotes on Playing Basketball

“A young basketball player has people to look up to an emulate. We are a pro league, and we’re on television. It makes a difference. It’s shows what’s possible.”

Sue Bird
I'm definitely a 'comfort' player. As a point guard, I like to know my teammates, feel connected to my teammates, and flow with them.
I’m definitely a ‘comfort’ player. As a point guard, I like to know my teammates, feel connected to my teammates, and flow with them.
When you're a point guard, man, if you're not up to par, you're in a lot of trouble.
When you’re a point guard, man, if you’re not up to par, you’re in a lot of trouble.

“I’ve been on extremely talented teams that just don’t click, and I’ve also been on team with a little bit less talent, but they clicked, and because they clicked, they did better than other talented teams I’ve been on.”

Sue Bird
Basketball is basketball, so from a strategic standpoint, having a players' perspective is valuable.
Basketball is basketball, so from a strategic standpoint, having a players’ perspective is valuable.
For a lot of players, it's not that they don't want to play anymore or that they get tired of it or bored of it. It's that their bodies give out.
For a lot of players, it’s not that they don’t want to play anymore or that they get tired of it or bored of it. It’s that their bodies give out.
I knew I would be able to come back from the injury 100 percent.
I knew I would be able to come back from the injury 100 percent.
In my mind, women's basketball players are an untapped resource.
In my mind, women’s basketball players are an untapped resource.

3 Sue Bird Quotes on Being an Israeli

I think I'd really like to live in Israel. Even for someone like myself who is not that into religion, you go to Israel, and it's breathtaking in a lot of ways.
I think I’d really like to live in Israel. Even for someone like myself who is not that into religion, you go to Israel, and it’s breathtaking in a lot of ways.
I have applied for Israeli citizenship, which makes playing overseas a bit easier.
I have applied for Israeli citizenship, which makes playing overseas a bit easier.
Going to Jerusalem was an amazing experience… I spent most of my time in Tel Aviv. Gorgeous.
Going to Jerusalem was an amazing experience… I spent most of my time in Tel Aviv. Gorgeous.

6 Sue Bird Quotes About Life

Jay-Z, for a lot of reasons, will always be my favorite. But actually, in terms of what I listen to, it bends towards hip-hop, but I like everything. The only thing I don’t really love is country, but everything else I’m a huge fan of.”

Sue Bird
I love sneakers. My storage room is 75 percent sneakers.
I love sneakers. My storage room is 75 percent sneakers.
Going to college and living with someone of another race gave me a different view of what people have to go through.
Going to college and living with someone of another race gave me a different view of what people have to go through.
I'm probably, like, the nosiest person you'll ever meet. Not in a rude way, but I like to be in the know.
I’m probably, like, the nosiest person you’ll ever meet. Not in a rude way, but I like to be in the know.
People probably assume I sleep in my uniform. Then I get up and go to the mall or the market in my uniform.
People probably assume I sleep in my uniform. Then I get up and go to the mall or the market in my uniform.

“Since I’ve been five, people asked me if we’re related. It is usually the third question in the line of questions. What’s your name? Sue Bird. Oh, what do you do? I play basketball. Are you related to Larry Bird? That’s how it goes. I guess it could be worse, though, since he is a legend and all.”

Sue Bird

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