‘Thank you, Sue’: Sue Bird’s latest WNBA game draws reactions on Twitter

The WNBA won’t be the same without Sue Bird.

On Tuesday, the Seattle Storm lost to the Las Vegas Aces 97-92 in Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals, ending Bird’s career. Bird had eight points along with eight assists in his final contest.

In June, Bird, 41, Announced that she would be retiring from “The W” after this season and that she was happy with what she accomplished during her 19-year run.

“It’s a bit of a mourning, knowing he’s going to be missed,” Bird said in June. “But I mean, I have no regrets. I feel wonderful about my career, the people I’ve met, the things we’ve all accomplished… And I’m excited for the next chapter.”

Though her final season didn’t end in a championship, Bird walks away from women’s basketball as one of the best players in the game. She is a four-time WNBA champion, the league’s all-time assists leader and is in the top 10 in games played, points and steals. Off the court, her style and advocacy for women’s rights added to her legendary status.

Once the game was over, stars flocked to social media to congratulate Bird on a successful run.

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