Sue Bird has been one of the WNBA’s biggest stars and an icon of women’s basketball in the last 20 years. However, this will be her last season in the league, as the Seattle Storm guard announced via her social media accounts.
“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 #TheFinalYear,” the Storm’s star tweeted.
Sue Bird, a star at UConn, won two NCAA championships. Following her dominant years in the collegiate level, the Seattle Storm made her the No. 1 pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft and she immediately made an impact.
She was named an All-Star in her rookie season despite not winning the Rookie of the Year award. She’s a 12-time All-Star and has eight All-WNBA selections, four WNBA anniversary teams appearances and she is the WNBA’s all-time assists leader.
The U-Conn product won four WNBA titles so far in her career. At the international level, Bird has won a five Olympic gold medals, five Russian National league titles and five EuroLeague titles.
As of now, the Seattle star averages 7.8 points and 6.6 assists through 10 games in the 2021-22 WNBA season.
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 ☺️ #TheFinalYear @seattlestorm pic.twitter.com/Uo2YqCCKUD
— Sue Bird (@S10Bird) June 16, 2022