UConn women’s basketball great Sue Bird played her final WNBA game

After the Seattle Storm's WNBA semifinal loss to the Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday night, UConn legend Sue Bird officially played her last game 

When the crowd started yelling, "Thank you, Sue!", she tried to contain her sniffles as her eyes started to water 

Bird sent a kiss to the franchise she’s called home for the last 21 years. She started removing the tears from her cheeks because she was unable to hold them back any longer 

Sue Bird’s 20-plus year basketball career is over. The UConn, WNBA and Team USA star has retired  

After the Seattle Storm's 97-92 defeat, Bird remarked, "I didn't really want to leave the court, but that's where it felt like everybody was heading, so at first I just went."  

In front of a roaring home crowd in her adopted city of Seattle, Bird played her farewell career game as Las Vegas defeated the Storm in Game 4 of their WNBA playoff semifinal series 

She was a NPY for college basketball in 2002, a five-time EuroLeague champion, a two-time NCAA champion, a four-time WNBA champion, a 13-time WNBA All-Star, and an Olympic gold medalist 

Seattle coach Noelle Quinn stated “She’s the best point guard to ever play this game,”