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 eight points along with eight assists in her final contest.
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 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 career.
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!— Montrezl Harrell (@MONSTATREZZ) September 7, 2022
You will be missed in this game we know and love called 🏀.🌺🌸🌹💐🌺🌸🌹💐🌺🌸🌹💐🌺🌸🌹💐🌺🏀🌹💐🌺🌸🌹 https://t.co/pvrZyy7EHv
Sylvia Fowles.— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) September 7, 2022
We may never see four of the greatest retire in the same year, from three different sports again. The impact will be felt for generations. Respect.
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
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
An absolute legend....Thank you Sue! 💐— Kia Nurse (@KayNurse11) September 7, 2022