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Emotional farewell to UConn women's basketball great Sue Bird with WNBA defeat

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When the crowd started shouting "Thank you Sue"

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her eyes watered she tried to stop it but she could not hold back her tears.

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Sue Bird's more than 20-year basketball career came to an end.

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The UConn, WNBA and Team USA star player has retired

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After a 97-92 loss to the Seattle Storm at Las Vegas Aces. 

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Sue Bird said I really do not want to leave the court, but now the time has come.

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We are proud of what we have achieved here.

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UConn  women  basketball legend Sue Bird stood on center court at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle 

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and bit her lower lip as she watched her hometown crowd