With the Storm pulling away late Wednesday to defeat the WNBA-leading Las Vegas Aces 88-78, Seattle point guard Sue Bird notched her 324th career victory and became the winningest player in league history, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Bird, who announced earlier this month that this will be her final WNBA season, surpassed retired point guard Lindsay Whalen (323). Bird and Whalen are the lone two players in league history to play in at least 300 wins. Rebekkah Brunson and Swin Cash, the latter of whom played four seasons in Seattle with Bird, are tied for third at 294. Bird downplayed the accomplishment — like she did when she became the WNBA’s all-time leader in games and minutes played, joining the assists record she broke in 2017 — as a product of the 19 seasons she has played since being drafted by Seattle No. 1 out of Connecticut back in 2002.