Sue Bird set to take the court in New York one last time

Sue Bird set to take the court in New York one last time

WNBA legend Sue Chook will take the court docket in New York one final time on Sunday.

Chook and the Seattle Storm are set to face off in opposition to the New York Liberty at Barclays Middle, with the competition beginning at 12. It will likely be Chook’s first sport since asserting her retirement from the game on Thursday. 

“I’ve determined this might be my ultimate yr,” Chook shared on her social media channels. “I’ve beloved each single minute, and nonetheless do, so gonna play my final yr, similar to this little woman performed her first.”

Earlier than competing on the most important stage within the Huge Apple, the 41-year-old grew up dominating the native competitors.  

A resident of Syosset, Chook first turned heads whereas enjoying for Christ the King Excessive College in Queens. Chook’s spectacular play earned her a spot at UConn underneath head coach Geno Auriemma, the place she instantly thrived. The New York native led the Huskies to nationwide titles in 2000 and 2002, incomes Nationwide Participant of the 12 months honors in 2002 whereas alongside what many deem the best beginning lineup in girls’s faculty basketball historical past.

Earlier than competing on the most important stage within the long island, Chook grew up dominating the native competitors. 

Chook went on to be picked first-overall by the Seattle Storm within the 2002 WNBA Draft. In 19 seasons enjoying for Seattle, Chook has averaged 11.9 factors, 5.6 assists and a pair of.6 rebounds per sport. Heading into Friday, the The 5-foot-9 level guard has accrued 3,114 assists – 514 greater than second – 965 three pointers, 700 steals and 6,639 factors over her illustrious profession. 

Chook’s extraordinary play has led her to build up fairly the trophy case. The 12-time All-Star has received 4 WNBA titles to go alongside 5 Olympic gold medals she acquired whereas enjoying for Workforce USA. 

Following her retirement announcement, Chook revealed at a Connecticut press convention that her resolution of when to publicize the information was largely due to the Storm’s looming sport versus the Liberty.

In 19 seasons enjoying for Seattle, Chook has averaged 11.9 factors, 5.6 assists and a pair of.6 rebounds per sport.Getty

“Understanding it was gonna be my final sport in New York is actually what began the thought course of round asserting that this may be my final yr,” Chook mentioned. “Now that this New York sport is coming I get to share it with my household, my pals, which I’m enthusiastic about. It was the best time for me.”

Chook’s pals, household and followers are positive to be in attendance at Barclays Middle on Sunday.

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