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Thursday Round-Up: Storm Star & Seattle Sports Legend Sue Bird Set To Retire

Seattle Storm star, and Emerald City legend Sue Bird announces plans to retire after the end of the WNBA season.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today – Thursday, June 16 – about your Seattle Seahawks.

Congrats On An Amazing Career, Sue Bird

After a decorated career spanning 20 years with the Seattle Storm, basketball icon Sue Bird announced her plans to retire after the season. The five-time Olympic Gold medalist and 12-time All-Star helped lead the Storm to four WNBA Championships over the course of 18 seasons. The Syosset, New York native's legacy in Emerald City is well-documented. In 2019, Bird was named the Seattle Sports Female Star of the Year.

Bird has relationships with teams throughout the city - namely the Seahawks. In 2017, Bird accepted the honor of raising the 12 Flag for the Seahawks for the teams preseason matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. She has also been a guest on the field at multiple Seahawks games and practices over the years.

In 2020, Bird sat down with former Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to share tales of being leaders to their respective Seattle franchises. Bird, Wilson and Megan Rapinoe also co-hosted the 2020 ESPY Awards, opening the show with a powerful video calling for unity against racial injustice.

In 2021, Bird joined her fiancé, Rapinoe, to clean up the streets of Seattle, namely around Lumen Field.

The Seahawks family salutes Sue Bird on a phenomenal career and legacy left for the city of Seattle.

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