Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird, one of the most respected players in the WNBA, has came out in a ESPNW profile. “This actually has nothing to do with Megan, in terms of how free I feel to talk about it,” Bird said.The former Olympian also revealed she is in relationship with soccer star Megan Rapinoe. “This has been something I’ve been on the verge of doing for a long time.” In the past year, fellow WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Elena Delle Donne having also come out. Soccer’s most famous players, and has been out since 2012.But at the same time ex-player Candace Wiggins declared 98% of the WNBA was comprised of lesbians who “bullied” straight players. That was never the case for me.” She chose to open up now , she says, because “that’s what feels right.” “So even though I understand there are people who think I should have done it sooner, it wasn’t right for me at the time,” she continued. But Bird says her partner’s work is separate from her own. I think people have this assumption that if you’re not talking about it, you must be hiding it, like it’s this secret. She’s also made an effort to make pro sports more LGBT-inclusive through advocacy with organizations like Athlete Ally.The deal was worth a whopping 5.0 million and Forbes cited it as the richest contract in NBA history.
Brittney Griner and her Tulsa Shock girlfriend, Glory Johnson, announced their engagement Friday night when Griner posted a photo of her proposal on Instagram.
The 2017 NBA All-Star game was last night and the Western Conference faced off against the Eastern Conference.
As the players hit the court at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center, Anthony Davis ran the show on the game’s opening possession.
Nevertheless, they wed in May of this year, and soon after, Johnson announced that she was pregnant, a result of artificial insemination. Johnson, who spoke to in the weeks before the birth, says she wants to set the record straight.
Many of the reports on the high-profile relationship, she says, have been misleading.