Megan Rapinoe boldly claimed Sue Bird might be the greatest athlete in the history of sports, and social media made damn sure to let her know how false that statement was.
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird first met at the 2016 Summer Olympics and got engaged in 2020. As with any relationship, both parties should do and say whatever to make their partners feel good at times.
Over the weekend, Megan Rapinoe was on hand Sunday to help the Seattle Storm retire Sue Bird’s No. 10 jersey.
Bird retired from the WNBA at the end of the 2022 season after she spent 20 years in the pros. Her resume is quite impressive as she has won championships at UConn, in the WNBA, overseas, and in the Summer Olympics.
“Congratulations on like, arguably the best career that anyone has ever had in the history of any sport ever.”
Her statement sparked a debate on Twitter. While Bird is headed for the Basketball Hall of Fame in a few years, basketball fans took a peek at her stat line and disagreed. Bird averaged 11.7 points, 5.6 assists, and 2.5 rebounds in 580 career WNBA games with similar numbers in the playoffs.
Rapinoe and Bird talked to People in March 2022 about the wedding planning.
“Ironically, this is, like I said, honestly, stars aligning seems to be the theme,” Bird told the outlet. “We’re kind of toying with having a wedding in Mexico maybe. So there’ll definitely be Coronas on deck. I can count on that for sure.”
Bird is now free to do whatever while Rapinoe is about to have a full schedule. Along with the National Women’s Soccer League in full gear, she will look to help the U.S. women back to a World Cup championship.
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