Sue Bird Makes WNBA History
Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird made WNBA history during the Storm’s 97-84 playoff victory over the Washington Mystics. The 41-year-old became the oldest player to record a playoff double-double after scoring 18 points and 10 assists in the game. Bird already held the record as the oldest WNBA player with a double-double in the postseason. Bird previously set the record back in 2020 at 39 during the Storm's 2020 WNBA Finals win over the Las Vegas Aces. Seattle coach Noelle Quinn described Bird’s performance as “vintage Sue.” "There's something about these moments that makes me understand why she's so great. You see her just kick a different gear mentally and physically," Noelle Quinn, Seattle Storm coach. According to stathead.com, only three NBA players have had a playoff double-double in their 40s. This list includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and John Stockton. Abdul-Jabbar is the only player to do it at an older age than Bird.