Sue Bird to Retire

Legendary Seattle guard Sue Bird took the WNBA by storm when she announced she will retire. This WNBA season will be the last season for Bird, the longtime Seattle Storm star announced this Thursday.

 Bird revealed on her social media, “I’ve decided this will be my final year, I have loved every single minute, and still do, so gonna play my last year, just like this little girl played her first.”

Back in 2021, Bird contemplated retiring after the season, but ended up signing a one-year deal contract with the Seattle Storm.

Bird has played in the league since 2002, being the No. 1 overall pick drafted by the Seattle Storm. During her entire career with the storm, She gained many accolades such as being a four time WNBA champion, a 12-time  All-Star, selected five-times for the WNBA first team and three-times for WNBA assist leader. Bird has one rare achievement on her resume being the only player to win WNBA titles in three different decades.

While bird has achievements in the WNBA, she also has played at different levels winning 5 Olympic gold medals with Team USA, four world cups and a five-time EuroLeague Champion

The Storm are 9-5 this season, placing second in the Western Conference. Bird is leading the Storm this season in assists  averaging 6.6 per game This can potentially be birds fifth championship, which would put her and the seattle storm for most titles earned in WNBA history.

Bird also stated about her retirement, “Of course, I’m sad,” “It’s a little bit like a mourning, knowing I’m gonna miss it. But I mean, I have no regrets. I feel wonderful about my career, the people I’ve met, the things we’ve all accomplished… And I’m excited for the next chapter.”Bird’s retirement leaves a strong mark on the Seattle franchise  and in a new era of unpredictability for the Storm.

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