Between the regular season and playoffs, Sue Bird has suited up 651 times for the Seattle Storm during her legendary 19-year career. On Sunday afternoon, she stepped on the court for one last regular season game in Seattle.
Wilson, who was traded from Seattle to Denver this offseason, was reportedly booed back in Washington on Sunday. Before the game, the Storm honored Bird with a touching ceremony in front of a sold-out crowd that was the largest in franchise history and the largest to ever watch a basketball game at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena.
Wilson was in that tribute video and the crowd let him hear it.
The Las Vegas Aces ruined the festivities as they won 89-81. Bird finished with nine points, four rebounds, and six assists.
“Right now I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart, how thankful I am,” Bird said while addressing the crowd after the game. “Not only for today, and all of you showing up and supporting us, but for 21 years… This place is not only where I played, it’s where I call home.”
Bird accomplishments include four WNBA titles, a record 13 All-Star appearances and being the league’s all-time assists leader.
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