Basketball legend Sue Bird said Thursday this will be her final season in the WNBA.
The longtime Seattle Storm superstar revealed on Twitter she will be pursuing a WNBA championship for the final time and will walk away from the court once the season is over.
The Storm made Bird the No. 1 overall pick of the 2002 WNBA Draft and by her third season she and Lauren Jackson led the team to their first championship. Bird would win three more after that with her last one coming in the coronavirus pandemic-impacted 2020 season.
Breaking: Sue Bird has announced this will be her final season playing in the WNBA. pic.twitter.com/t9RZp2FNwx
— ESPN (@espn) June 16, 2022
Sue Bird announces this will be her final year after 21 seasons in the WNBA
-WNBA all-time assists leader
-5x Olympic gold medalist
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 16, 2022