Sue Bird confirms this season will be her last in WNBA
Bird has spent the entirety of her career with Seattle Storm, racking up four WNBA championships, in 2004, 2010, 2018 and 2020.
Seattle Storm player Sue Bird has announced that this season will be her last in the WNBA.
“I’ve decided this will be my final year,” Bird said in a post shared on her Instagram and Twitter accounts.
“I have loved every single minute, and still do, so gonna play my last year just like this little girl played her first.”
Bird, 41, has spent the entirety of her career with Seattle Storm, racking up four WNBA championships, in 2004, 2010, 2018 and 2020.
She is currently in her 21st year with the Seattle Storm. Bird holds the record for all-time assists in the league, with an incredible 3,114 during her career. She has started in 559 games and is the only player to have played in more than 500 games.
Bird has won five consecutive Olympic gold medals for the US women’s basketball team and is tied with her national teammate Diana Taurasi as the leader for the most Olympic gold medals in basketball history — both women’s and men’s.
Last year she teamed up with soccer player Alex Morgan, swimmer Simone Manuel and snowboarder Chloe Kim to create and launch TOGETHXR, a media company that’s focused on the intersections of lifestyle, culture and sports.
Together with US soccer star Megan Rapinoe, to whom Bird has been engaged since 2020, Bird launched the “Love Is” campaign and fashion brand to raise awareness and support for LGBTQ+ youth of color, especially those in the trans community.