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Basketball legend Sue Bird said on Thursday that it was her last season at the WNBA.

Longtime Seattle Storm superstar revealed on Twitter that she will continue her WNBA Championship for the last time and will step down from the court after the end of the season.

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Seattle Stormguard holds the Sue Bird Championship Trophy after the Commissioner's Cup game against Connecticut Sun on August 12, 2021 in Phoenix.

Seattle Stormguard holds the Sue Bird Championship Trophy after the Commissioner’s Cup game against Connecticut Sun on August 12, 2021 in Phoenix.
(AP Photo / Matt York, file)

“I decided it was my last year. I love every single minute and still do, so I’m going to play my last year like this little girl played her first,” Bird tweeted.

Made The Stormbird No. 1 in the 2002 WNBA Draft and led her and Lauren Jackson’s team to their first championship by their third season. With her final appearance in the coronavirus pandemic-affected 2020 season, Bird will win three more after that.

Seattle Stormguard Sue Bird will play against Connecticut Sun on August 12, 2021 in Phoenix.

Seattle Stormguard Sue Bird will play against Connecticut Sun on August 12, 2021 in Phoenix.
(AP Photo / Matt York, file)

“The season is over, like I said, I know it very well, and then I’ve seen the schedule once, and then I’m started packing a little bit for this trip, ‘Oh, this is my last time playing in New York. It’s the last time I play in front of my family and friends.’ So what’s the point of this? ”She added in a video posted on Storm’s social media account.

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“I’m really thinking about announcing my retirement, so it’s my last year so I can share it with my family and my friends, all the people in New York who saw me grow up, so they can come and see me play. It’s the last time in my own state. Bitter. “

Bird has played 10 games for Seattle this season, averaging 7.8 points and 6.6 assists per game.

During her career, she averaged 11.9 points, 5.6 assists and 2.2 rebounds. She is shooting 42.9% off the floor for her career and 39.2% off the three point range.

She is a 12-time WNBA All-Star and five-time All-WNBA First-Team Selector.

At a news conference in Seattle on February 22, 2022, Stormguard Sue Bird laughed as he talked about returning for another WNBA basketball season.

At a news conference in Seattle on February 22, 2022, Stormguard Sue Bird laughed as he talked about returning for another WNBA basketball season.
(AP Photo / Elaine Thompson, file)

Outside the Pro League, Bird is a five-time Olympic gold medalist and has led the team to four gold medals and one bronze at the World Championships.

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While in the Yukon, Bird won the 2002 College Player of the Year and Nicemith awards. She and the Huskies won the NCAA Championship in 2000 and 2002.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.