Bird will be representing the U.S. with baseball player Eddy Alvarez. She told reporters Thursday she is looking to go out there and just have fun with it.
“It’s obviously a huge honor and a big moment and I’m so glad my team’s going to be there with me because it’s only right to celebrate and enjoy it with them,” sy het gese, via Olympics.com.
“I want to have fun. You know that’s what the Olympics are about. Ja, there are times to be serious and obviously there are times to focus on your mission and why you’ve come here but I think Opening ceremonies is really the one time you let loose and enjoy it.”
Op Woensdag, she said she got to watch her now head coach Dawn Staley carry the American flag in 2004. Bird is the second female basketball player to have the honor, after Staley.
Bird is 'n basketballegende op wêreld- en klubvlak. Sy kom al in die 2020 Speletjies met vier goue medaljes tot haar eer en is gereed vir 'n ander een hierdie somer. Bird is also a four-time WNBA champion with the Seattle Storm and a five-time Russian National League champion.
Die VSA. begins its quest for gold on Tuesday with its first Group B game against Nigeria. The team has Japan and France in its group.
Associated Press het bygedra tot hierdie verslag.