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Seattle’s Sue Bird Becomes WNBA’s Career Assists Leader

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2017 – WNBA President Lisa Borders on Sue Bird accomplishment:

“Congratulations to Sue Bird for setting the WNBA career assists record.  Passing the great Ticha Penicheiro is a remarkable accomplishment that reflects Sue’s selfless approach to the game and provides yet another reminder of her sustained excellence over 15 seasons.  As a distinguished star on the court and a servant leader in the community, Sue continues to have a profound impact on the WNBA and beyond.”

WNBA Legend Ticha Penicherio on Sue Bird accomplishment:

“Sue, congratulations on becoming the all-time assists record holder. Records are meant to be broken and if somebody is going to take your ‘crown,’ you want it to be somebody like you. You do it with class, charisma, passion, humility, efficiency, professionalism and creativity…always leading your team and your teammates.  You have done so much for the game, not just here with the WNBA in the U.S., but all over the world!  Continue to be an example of how to play the game the right way and continue to inspire people around the world to play basketball.  I will continue to cheer every dime you throw because I am – and always will be  – a fan!!!”