Sue Bird vs. Diana Taurasi: WNBA legends meet for final time in regular-season matchup

Bird and Taurasi won a complete of four country wide titles at UConn in the early 2000s. The duo played together on 5 Oympic

gold medal squads The he two stars will appear on the quilt of the NBA 2k23 WNBA version When the 3-time champion Phoenix Mercury host the 4-time champion

Seattle Storm Friday, it'll be within the final normal-season meeting between league legends Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi Dominating the WNBA for extra 

than a decade, Bird and Taurasi's time on the courtroom collectively dates returned to their seasons at UConn in the early 2000s. Combined, 

4 NCAA championship trophies have been gained between additionally they helped Team USA women's basketball crew win five medals.

It become introduced in advance this month that the 2 stars will seem on the cover of the NBA 2k23 WNBA edition, so that you can be released Sept. 9.

Friday's recreation falls at the Mercury's annual Native American Night, which will be broadcast in Navajo for the first time in team records.

In June, Storm defend Sue Bird introduced the 2022 season might be her last  "I've determined this will be my final yr," Bird posted on social media. 

"I even have cherished each unmarried minute, and nevertheless do, so gonna play my ultimate 12 months, similar to this little female played first."

Bird turned into drafted first standard by way of the Storm in 2002 and spent her whole 21-year lengthy career, gambling in all however  seasons

Taurasi became the No.1 usual pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft with the aid of Phoenix and has now not announced plans to retire. 

Sue Bird career stats Four-time WNBA Champion (2044, 2010, 2018, 2020) All-time WNBA assists  All-time WNBA chief in career starts offevolved

Thirteen-time WNBA All-Star Five-time All-WNBA First team Three-time All-WNBA Second Team Five-time 

 Olympic gold medalist with USAB Four-time FIBA World Championship gold medalist with USAB Diana Taurasi career stats