Congrats to the Seattle Storm on becoming the third franchise in league history to win 4 WNBA Titles (2004, 2010, 2018 and 2020).
Star point guard, 39-year-old Sue Bird — born in Syosset, Long Island, but basketball bred out of legendary Christ The King HS in Queens, NY — also becomes the first player in league history and third in the WNBA or NBA to win a title in three different decades joining (John Salley and Tim Duncan).
Bird received congratulations from all over the sports world for her 4th title.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) October 7, 2020
— Bhavisha Patel (@BhavishaPatel) October 7, 2020
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) October 7, 2020
Breanna Stewart aka “Stewie” is the 26-year-old younger prodigy from Syracuse, upstate New York, assuming the mantle of Championship greatness that her WNBA mentor knows all too well.
Stewie was named WNBA Wubble Finals MVP (her second WNBA Finals MVP) and since 2013 she has won four collegiate titles…(yes she swept the entire NCAA in her four legendary years at UConn) and two WNBA titles. She was named the Final Four’s most outstanding player a record four times. She was also three-time consensus national player of the year as well.
Diana Taurasi is know as the greatest WNBA player ever. Cynthia Cooper should be the WNBA logo. Cheryl Miller is widely considered the greatest woman to ever hoop. Bird is probably the most durable and best leader the woman’s game has ever scene. It’s highly plausible that Stewart, who has miraculously recovered from a devastating Achilles injury, could surpass both of these women as the greatest winner the women’s game has ever witnessed.
Diana Taurasi, Teresa Edwards & @breannastewart.
📖 An incredible year for Stewart closes with her third USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year award, joining Taurasi & Edwards in the elite class of athletes to win it three times.https://t.co/vNE0mEz5MC
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) December 15, 2018
With her 2020 Finals MVP added to the trophy case, Stewie has won an MVP in championship competition six of the last eight years.
When it’s all is said and done she obliterated the up-and-coming Aces, led by Bill Laimbeer (Detroit Pistons – Bad Boys) and 2020 WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson, averaging 27.8 PPG and shooting a stir fry stupid 65% from 3 (13-20) in the three-game sweep.
Most importantly, both players have been dedicated allies to the WNBA’s vocal #BlackLivesMatter movement, have been outspoken against social injustice, racism, police brutality and stood firmly with their WNBA sisters on seeking justice for Breonna Taylor and using their platforms to ambassador good relations and support women’s athletes and social causes in the United States and abroad.
The legend of Breanna Stewart continues to grow as the legend of Sue Bird begins to close.