Sue Bird adds record-breaking accolade to her impressive WNBA career
Seattle, Washington - Seattle Storm's Sue Bird became the WNBA’s leader in career wins following the team's victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night.
It was only a matter of time before Sue Bird added another accolade to her Hall-of-Fame career.
The legendary athlete officially became the WNBA's all-time leader in career wins on Wednesday, with an impressive 324 victories over the course of her 21-year WNBA career.
The 41-year-old, who formally announced her retirement earlier this month, surpassed the former record holder and Minnesota Lynx great Lindsay Whalen (40), who had 323 regular season wins during her 15-year career.
The special moment came after the Storm secured a pivotal 88-78 win against the Las Vegas Aces in front of their home crowd at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. The 12-time All-star scored 13 points, locked up six assists, and grabbed two rebounds that helped land the Storm a 10-point victory.
Bird is also the League’s all-time leader in assists at 3,142, and was honored on the WNBA’s 10th, 15th, 20th, and 25th Anniversary Teams. She’s also a two-time NCAA Champion and was the No. 1 overall pick out of UConn in 2002.
In international play, Bird has won five Olympic gold medals with Team USA – the most of any basketball player ever.
Bird might add another win to her tally when the Storm hosts the Indiana Fever on Friday. With a 12-7 record, the Seattle Storm is just two wins behind the Aces for first place in the WNBA standings.
Cover photo: College: Steph Chambers / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images / Screenshot / Instagram / sbird10