‘Thank you, Sue’ — Sue Bird’s final WNBA game sparks reactions across Twitter

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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, bringing an end to Bird’s career. Bird scored 8 points along with 8 assists in her final contest.

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

“It’s a little bit of like a mourning, knowing I’m gonna miss it,” 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.”

Although her final season didn’t end in a championship, Bird walks away from women’s basketball as one of the game’s greatest players. She’s a four-time WNBA champion, the league’s all-time assists leader and ranks among the top-ten all-time 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 career.

We’ve been so lucky to watch you for 21 years.

Thank you, Sue.

???????? Love, Seattle#ThankYouSue x #TheFinalFlight pic.twitter.com/8xPMNm5h2u

— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) September 7, 2022

Thank you Sue. Game gone miss you.

— Diamond DeShields (@diamonddoesit1) September 7, 2022

Thank you Sue!????

— LIQUID | Powerzsurge (@aerial_powers23) September 7, 2022

Man congrats to the Ace but it sucka because we say goodbye to a walking legend in the women’s game today!

You will be missed in this game we know and love called ????.???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? https://t.co/pvrZyy7EHv

— Montrezl Harrell (@MONSTATREZZ) September 7, 2022

Any basketball fans not crying right now? #Sue ????

— Jacki Gemelos (@JackiG_23) September 7, 2022

Sue Bird the POINT GOD! #GOAT

— THAD YOUNG (@yungsmoove21) September 7, 2022

Salute @S10Bird on a Legendary career!! 1 of the all time greats!! You are appreciated!! ????????????????????????

— Quentin Richardson (@QRich) September 7, 2022

Congrats to @S10Bird on a legendary career! Thank you for everything you’ve done for the game ✨???? pic.twitter.com/FQsRaYGOni

— michaela onyenwere ???? (@monyenwere_) September 7, 2022

The greatest. Thank you Sue ❤️

— Katie Lou Samuelson (@33katielou) September 7, 2022

A fact. https://t.co/JrKGbvpGjd

— Tyrese Haliburton (@TyHaliburton22) September 7, 2022

Shoutout to Sue Bird on an amazing career. Still remember my first time meeting her when I was at uconn and being shook #strongisland

— Bria Hartley (@Breezyyy14) September 7, 2022

Thank you Sue ❤️❤️

— Marina Mabrey (@mmabrey1) September 7, 2022

aw sue got me in here crying ????????

— didi richards (@Deauzya) September 7, 2022

Sue ????

— Isabelle Harrison (@OMG_itsizzyb) September 7, 2022

Thank you @S10Bird ???????? ????‍????what an honor to share a team USA jersey with you, to witness your excellence throughout the years and compete against you at the highest level. You gave us all so much ❤️❤️‍????❤️❤️‍???? pic.twitter.com/XTFLAGc7nh

— Layshia Clarendon (@Layshiac) September 7, 2022

You are basketball greatness @S10Bird. #ThankYouSue pic.twitter.com/VeQGWsb70E

— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) September 7, 2022

An absolute legend….Thank you Sue! ????

— Kia Nurse (@KayNurse11) September 7, 2022