Sue Bird ties record, earns 10th All-Star game appearance

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Sue Bird ties record, earns 10th All-Star game appearance

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird will start in here 10th All-Star game, tying Tamika Catchings for the most in WNBA history. Bird will be joined in the West by Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi, Minnesota’s Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles, and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker. Moore was the leading vote-getter by fans with 32,866.

Bird leads the WNBA with a 6.7 assists average while scoring 10.5 points per game for the Storm, and will be the starting point guard for the July 22nd game in. She was voted a starter for seven All-Star Games and selected as a reserve in two.

“For many reasons, I’m super excited to have been voted in as a starter,” Bird said. “Of course because the game is being held in Seattle and I’ll get to represent my team and city, but also the fans, the other players in the league and the media were the ones that chose. It’s an incredible honor and I can’t wait to put on a good show in Key Arena.”

Storm forward Breanna Stewart, is 6th in the WNBA in scoring at 18.9 points per game, and guard Jewell Loyd, who averages 16.9 points, the last two WNBA rookies of the year are trying to .make their first All-Star Game appearance. The six All-Star reserves, who will be selected by the WNBA’s 12 head coaches, will be announced on July 18 during ESPN2’s telecast of the Storm and Chicago Sky game.

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