Larry Stone: Sue Bird gets to retire on her terms. But the void she’ll leave will be substantial.

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The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — Start building the statue now. Scope out a spot in the rafters for the retired jersey No. 10. Reserve a prime location on Seattle’s mythical Mount Rushmore. Those are the ceremonial trappings of Sue Bird’s magnificent career that can now be set into motion as she begins her valedictory tour of the WNBA. Her statistical body of work, the astonishing catalog of championships she’s accrued at every level of basketball, including four here in Seattle with the Storm — those are the tangible artifacts of Bird’s legacy. But when Bird on Thursday announced she will retire at the end of this …

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