WNBA Legend Sue Bird Announces Her Retirement And Fans Are Showing Her All The Love

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  • Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird may very well be the greatest WNBA player of all-time.
  • Bird announced her retirement Thursday on Twitter, saying that she’s calling it quits after the WNBA season.
  • Now fans are wishing her well and trying to figure out how they can get to Seattle to watch her final games.

Sue Bird is a women’s basketball legend. Her list of accomplishments alone make her a candidate to be the GOAT of the WNBA.

Bird is a: 12-time WNBA All-Star, four-time WNBA champion, five-time All-WNBA first-team selection and a member of the league’s 10th, 15th, 20th and 25th anniversary team.

Put simply, Bird changed the game and the league in ways that most can only imagine. Now, she’s calling it a career.

The 41-year-old announced her retirement on Twitter Thursday, stating that this year will be her final season. If Bird holds true to the announcement, she’ll go out still at the peak of her powers after making the WNBA All-Star team just last year.

Bird also built a large, dedicated fan base in her time in the league. She played all 20 seasons with the Seattle Storm and won a jaw-dropping five Olympic gold medals with the USA Women’s National Team. Now those fans are flocking to find a way to say go by.

WNBA Fans Are Dying To Watch Sue Bird’s Final Games

The WNBA season is in full swing and Storm sit in fourth place in the standings. That positions them well for the playoffs which start in August. Fans are already planning out how they’re going to go see Bird’s final games.

Many fans and fellow players just wanted to thank the legend for an incredible career.

Bird’s retirement leaves a hole in the WNBA. But here’s hoping that it means we get to see more of her on TV alongside other women’s basketball stars.