Future Hall of Fame member Sue Bird returns for the 2022 WNBA season.
Bird, 41, announced it on Instagram and shared a video of Seattle fans singing “another year” from the time Storm was eliminated from the playoffs in 2021, along with the headline “Ok… Let’s gooooo”
It is worth noting that the Bird’s post site is designated the Climate Pledge Arena, a brand new entertainment venue in Seattle that opened at the beginning of the NHL 2021-22 season for the Seattle Kraken expansion.
Although Bird is a technically free agent, he is likely to return to Storm for his 19th season.
During an October appearance on ESPN’s Monday Night Football “Manningcast”, Bird was asked to return for another season, and she replied: “We have just opened a new arena here in Seattle and I happened to be there at the opening of the Krakow. game. And … it was tempting. The thought of playing there was very tempting. I’ll leave you with it. ”
Bird, number one in the 2002 WNBA Draft, is one of the most decorated players in the game’s history. Bird, a 12-time All-Star, has been a part of four WNBA titles, just beginning her list of countless accomplishments over the past 20 years.
By The Numbers: Record 19th Season Sue Bird
549 games: Bird is historically the league’s leader in games played and, after entering the 2022 season, is the only WNBA player to have appeared in more than 500 matches.
17,262 th most common minutes: It should come as no surprise that Bird is also first in all minutes played and has more than 1,000 minutes more than second-placed Tina Thompson.
3048 assists: The standard of an exemplary guard game is not a WNBA player who has given more assists than Bird has won three assists.
945 three-point: Diana Taurasi (1,205) is the only player in the history of the league to have more threes than Bird, who has become the second player in the history of the league with more than 1,000 created 3.
19 seasons: No other player has dressed as many seasons as Bird.
12 All-Star selections: Bird’s 12 All-Star performances are number one in league history, ahead of Tamika Catchings (10) and Taurasi (10).
5 Olympic gold medals: Bird has been a member of the United States Senior Women’s National Team since 2004, winning gold medals in Athens, Beijing, London, Rio and Tokyo.
4 WNBA Championships: Bird is drawn with Seimone Augustus, Cynthia Cooper, Maya Moore, Sheryl Swoopes and Tina Thompson as the all-time leader with four titles.
4 FIBA World Cup gold medals: No other player – male or female – has won so many gold medals at the FIBA World Championships.
1 more year