Seahawks clinch a playoff berth, Sue Bird joins the show to talk winning the WNBA Championship, playing for the US National Team, and her engagement to Megan Rapinoe
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Russell and Jeff begin the show by discussing the Seahawks’ victory over the Washington Football Club, that clinched a playoff spot for the team! Russell gives a lot of credit to their run game, which allowed them to be very efficient on offense. The guys talk about Russell’s sustained success, having made the playoffs 8 of his 9 years.
(9:42) Russell and Jeff introduce this week’s guest, Sue Bird – a Seattle legend and one of the greatest winners of all time! Russell starts the interview by asking Sue what she has been up to in 2020. Sue explains to the guys her experience in the WNBA bubble and what it felt like to win her fourth title. Russell then pivots the conversation to ask Sue about her recent engagement to her partner, Megan Rapinoe.
(18:35) Russell and Sue begin the ‘Cookin’ with Russ’ segment by talking about Sue’s upbringing in New York. She explains to Russell how playing AAU basketball shaped her life, why she picked basketball over soccer, and how she decided to attend the University of Connecticut. Russell asks her about her relationship with legendary basketball coach, Geno Auriemma.
(40:20) Russell asks Sue about her championships, her Olympic gold medals, and how she has taken care of her body over her 20-year career. Russell asks Sue who she thinks are the best male and female basketball players of all time, and which NBA team she thinks will win the NBA championship this year.
(1:32:00) Lastly, Jeff leads Russell and Sue through the 2-minute drill!