Sue Bird retirement: End of an era for her, Diana Taurasi

PHOENIX — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have been here before. A final game, a tearful goodbye. After the Mercury knocked out the Storm in a single-elimination playoff game last season the two swapped jerseys, and Bird, the four-time WNBA champion, was ready to hang it up.

The home fans in Seattle chanting “one more year” helped move the now 41-year-old to give it a final go-around, but it wasn’t the only time she heard it.


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