Sue Bird has already cemented her legacy as one of the greatest WNBA players of all time, along with her status as a Seattle sports icon. The accolades are staggering -- 18 seasons, 12 All-Star selections, four-time WNBA champion, five-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time NCAA champion. She holds the WNBA assists record (and it’s not close), and has played in more games than anyone. She’s top five all time in career steals and ranks No. 7 in total points.
On Thursday, Bird announced on Twitter that the 2022 season will be her last – ending an unprecedented run of greatness that has vaulted her to legendary status. While Bird’s career had to end at some point, her longevity in the league made it seem like she might never retire.
As No. 10 enters the final stretch of her career, we took a deep look back at her career journey with the Storm and how she climbed to the peak she’s standing on today.