A 16-year veteran. A 2018 WNBA MVP. And passionate city ready for another championship. The Seattle Storm, lead by all-star veteran Sue Bird and 2018 WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart, sweep the Washington Mystics in three games to take home the team's third WNBA championship.
What started as a blowout Seattle victory in game one, turned into a different story in game two. The Mystics made adjustments and nearly pulled out a tough road win. But Seattle flew east for game three already up two wins with just one more to go. The rest is history and the parade is on for Sunday.
Many NBA players took the moment to congratulate the Storm on their championship:
Congratulations to The Seattle Storm,Great job!!!— Shawn Kemp (@sk40_reignman) September 13, 2018
Congrats to @seattlestorm 🏆— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) September 13, 2018
Let's quickly look at the career of young 24-year-old Breanna Stewart. Since winning her first college national championship with dominant UCONN basketball, Stewart has known knothing but winning and winning big. She went on to claim four national titles at UCONN before being drafted No. 1 to Seattle in the 2016 WNBA draft. Two years later, she can now add 2018 WNBA champion as well as 2018 WNBA MVP and 2018 WNBA Finals MVP to her already very impressive resume.
Wow!!!! We are champs!!!!! Seattle, we are bringing the trophy home!!!!!!!!!!— Breanna Stewart (@breannastewart) September 13, 2018
Breanna Stewart is now...— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 13, 2018
- The youngest Finals MVP in WNBA history
- The 6th player to win regular season and Finals MVP honors in the same year
- The 3rd player in WNBA history with a 30-point game in a Finals series-clinching win
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What a career, so far, for one of the most creative passers, deadly shooters, and influential basketball players in Sue Bird. She is the oldest player in the WNBA, the all-time WNBA career assist leader, a 16-year veteran in the league, and now a three-time WNBA champion. Bird scored 14 points in the fourth quarter in just five minutes to round out a win in game one. A miraculous three-point shot with the shot clock winding down in game two to swing the momentum back in the Storm's favor. And one heck of a shoe game partnered with Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving. And she's not done yet.
What a tremendous season and congrats to the Seattle Storm on another WNBA Championship!