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Sue Bird made history Wednesday, becoming the winningest player in WNBA history with 324 career victories.

With the Seattle Storm’s 88-78 win against the Las Vegas Aces, Bird surpassed Lindsey Whalen to claim the record.

“That’s amazing,” said Storm coach Noelle Quinn, who also played with Bird. “She would probably say it’s because she’s old. That’s always the response. Just the longevity of an amazing player to have such an impact on the game.”

Aces coach Becky Hammon, who was a member of the New York Liberty when Bird made her WNBA debut, also applauded the accomplishment.

“She’s always the head of the snake — I mean that in a good way,” Hammon said. “She is who she is for a reason. She just repeatedly makes the right play, whatever that is.”

In honor of Bird’s accomplishment, Just Women’s Sports highlights some of the greatest wins from her illustrious career.

The knockout punch for a Finals berth

On Sept. 5, 2010, Bird put up one of the most clutch shots she’s sunk to date: a game-winning shot to clinch a WNBA Finals berth for the Storm.

At one point in the game, the Phoenix Mercury led by as many as 19 points. But in the fourth quarter, the lead was down to 12. From there, a 15-0 run led Seattle to the Finals over Phoenix.

With 2.8 seconds left in the game, Bird nailed a 24-footer to secure the win.

The assists record en route to 2020 title

Bird’s most recent WNBA title came in 2020, when the Storm bested the Las Vegas Aces for the crown. But it was in the team’s Game 1 win where Bird really stood out, setting the WNBA record for assists in a playoff game.

While the previous high was 12, Bird managed to break that record in the third quarter before going on to reach 16 assists.

That record would be broken one year later by Courtney Vandersloot during the Sky’s championship run.

A dazzling fourth quarter for a Game 5 win

The favorites to win the 2018 WNBA title, Seattle was in a do-or-die Game 5 in the semifinals against Phoenix. Down 63-59 heading into the fourth quarter, Bird came to life and helped lead the team to the win.

Starting with a 3-pointer with 5:48 remaining, Bird scored 14 of her 22 points for the game in the final stretch. She made five of six shots in the final six minutes.

“Who has a career defining moment at 37?” Bird told ESPN in 2020. “Fifty years from now, that’ll be the biggest, best moment of my career.”