Four-time WNBA champion Sue Bird has agreed to re-sign with the Seattle Storm, according to Yahoo Sports.
The unrestricted free agent is returning for her 18th season with the team that selected her No.1 overall in the 2002 WNBA draft.
After sitting out the entire 2019 season recovering from a knee injury, Bird, 40, helped lead the Storm to the 2020 WNBA Finals, where they won in three games against the Las Vegas Aces. Bird, 40, set a WNBA playoff record with 16 assists in Game 1 and 33 total assists in the Finals.
Bird has collected four Olympic gold medals, five All-WNBA first-team selections and has made 11 All-Star Game appearances in her career. The future Hall of Famer and oldest player in the league is the all-time WNBA assists leader and ranks eighth in points with 6,262.
“Through my career, I’m lucky in a way,” Bird said during the 2020 WNBA Finals. “My position and how I play it allows for longevity. I never really relied on my physical quickness or speed or size, obviously. So as long as I continue to add to my game from a mental perspective, I was always going to be able to stay on the floor. Assuming, again, the physical part stayed with me as well.”
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