The announcement of the Top 15 WNBA Players of All Time at this past weekend's 2011 WNBA All-Star Game.
Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird was pretty much a lock to make the recently released list of Top 15 WNBA Players of All Time from the moment the list of 30 nominees was announced.
But after making the list and being honored at the 2011 WNBA All-Star game this past weekend, Bird found the whole thing "surreal" as reported by Jessica Lantz of SB Nation's women's basketball site Swish Appeal.
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Sue Bird, Seattle's prolific point guard, also earned her way to the Top 15 list. She reflected on her inclusion with women that she referred to as legends.
"It was great. It's such an honor to be on that list when you look at the other names," Bird said. "I was young when the WNBA started, just into my high school career, watched them on TV and saw them in the Olympics, so to be in the game group with some of those players is crazy. It's definitely such an honor and it's one of those things that I know I'll look back on and look at it in kind of a surreal kind of way."
Bird also noted the significance of having five current all-stars make the Top 15 list.
"I think it's a good sign that some of us are still current, because it kind of shows where the league is still going," Bird reflected. "It really is headed in the right direction ... When we play it's for the love of the game. It's because we enjoy it, it's because it's the best competition."
Storm forward Swin Cash, who is among the top players to be left off of the WNBA's top 15 list, echoed Bird's sentiment about the blend of current and retired players on the list, also saying that just having people talk about the league in arguing about its best ever players is a positive.