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Tuesday night, despite her team losing in the playoffs, basketball superstar Sue Bird played her final game of an unrivaled 20-year career

and left the court to resounding "Thank you, Sue" cheers.


In a heartbreaking conclusion to what Bird had earlier declared would be her final season,

the Seattle Storm—for which she has played her whole career—lost to the Las Vegas Aces in Game 4 of their semifinal series.


Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm has announced that this will be her final WNBA season.


She reportedly added, "I'm proud of all we've accomplished here," following the game.

"Of course I'm sad, but having that moment with the fans and hearing them chant in that way also makes me happy. 

There is a lot of happiness even though the tears don't appear to be happy ones."

Bird's storied career has redefined basketball in Seattle and nationwide.