Seattle Storm’s star player Sue Bird who is considered as one of the greatest players ever to grace the WNBA recently spoke about her favourite players in the NBA. Bird has won four WNBA Championships, two NCAA championships along with four Olympic medals and even at the age of 40 she is still going strong.
She recently revealed her favourite NBA player and it was Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving. Both Bird and Irving are known to be great friends and are a great admirer of each other’s game. They first met in Rio back in 2016 during the Olympics and since then they have shared a very strong bond. Starting from sharing their sneakers collection to Irving donating money to the WNBA during the pandemic.
Therefore in a current interview Sue Bird made it clear once against that the Nets’ star is her favourite player. “The player that I would pay to watch… as like an athlete, that to me means a lot because we don’t have to pay to go watch people. It’s a benefit. It’s a plus.
“So the player is Kyrie Irving. He right now the current player, my favourite to watch. I find him so entertaining. The things he does… You know, like him and Steph Curry, they’re literally changing the game of basketball. So Kyrie, for a lot of reasons but that’s one of them,” she explained.
There are several similarities between Bird and Irving even in their style of play, as both are points guards to start with. Also, they both are great in ball handling and creativity and are brilliant at mid-range shooting. There the admiration is not very hard to find amongst those two.
The nets recently were defeated by the Chicago Bulls 115-107 and it was mostly due to the absence of James Harden. While Irving tried his best and scored 24 points it was just not enough on the night. However, Steve Nash’s men are still in course to make it to the top of the Eastern Conference as they look to leapfrog the Philadelphia 76ers who are also lost against the Memphis Grizzlies 110-116. So the nets just need their star players to stay healthy and if they perform consistently they will surely finish at the top of the pile and go deep in the playoffs.