The New York Times
Sue Bird became the legend she needed: 'There was no real path'
Sue Bird, the WNBA's career leader in assists, is retiring at the end of the season after an illustrious 19-year WNBA career. She made her first pro assist to Adia Barnes, now the women's basketball coach at the University of Arizona. Barnes last played professionally 12 years ago and spent several years as a broadcaster before coaching, all while Bird continued stacking one assist after another. "I totally forgot that," Barnes said of Bird's first assist, laughing. "I made the shot, so that was a good thing. I don't remember it, but you can act like I do. Make it sound good, please."