Storm's Sue Bird Becomes Winningest Player in WNBA History with 324th Career Victory

Adam WellsJune 30, 2022

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Sue Bird added another milestone to her iconic career Wednesday night.

The Seattle Storm's 88-78 win over the Las Vegas Aces gave Bird 324 victories as a WNBA player, the most in the history of the league.

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Bird passed Basketball Hall of Famer Lindsay Whalen (323) as the winningest player in WNBA history.

"It's not only the assists with Sue, it's making big plays, the big shots. I thought she played great defense tonight," Storm head coach Noelle Quinn told reporters after the win. "Those intangibles that she brings, but also: She's the GOAT, an amazing player with a long career and deserving of every single record she's about to break because she's played 20-something years."

Whalen set the mark in 15 seasons between the Connecticut Sun and Minnesota Lynx from 2004-18.

Bird announced earlier this month that this will be her final season. She is arguably the most decorated player in WNBA history.

In her 19th season with the Storm, Bird is the league's all-time leader in career assists (3,142), has been named an All-Star 13 times, been named to the All-WNBA team eight times (five first-team selections) and has won four WNBA titles. She's been included on the WNBA Anniversary team every five years since 2006.

The UConn alum is also a five-time Olympic gold medalist with Team USA and won five EuroLeague titles with Spartak Moscow Region.

Since being drafted No. 1 overall in 2002, Bird has led the Storm to 14 winning seasons and 17 playoff appearances. Their 12-7 record through 19 games this season is second in the Western Conference, behind the Aces (14-5).

Bird will look to add to her record win total Friday when Seattle hosts the Indiana Fever at Climate Pledge Arena.


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