Arguably the most decorated women’s basketball player of all time will be calling it a career.
On Thursday morning, Sue Bird of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm announced on Twitter that this will be her final season as a professional player after 19 seasons.
“I’ve decided this will be my final year,” Bird wrote in the tweet, which included an image of her as a professional and of her playing as a youngster.
“I have loved every single minute, and still do, so gonna play my last year, just like this little girl played her first.”
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
It has been widely speculated that this would be the 41-year-old Bird’s final season.
Among Bird’s many accolades:
- 5-time Olympic gold medalist.
- 4-time WNBA champion.
- 12-time WNBA All-Star.
- 5-time Euroleague and Russian National League champion.
- 2-time NCAA champion.
- 2002 Wooden Award winner.
The Storm are currently in second place in the WNBA’s Western Conference behind the Las Vegas Aces 14 games into the season.