Basketball icon Sue Bird plays her last game

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Basketball legend Sue Bird played the last game of her unparalleled 20-year career Tuesday night,

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stepping off the court to thunderous chants of "Thank you, Sue" despite her team's playoff los

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The Seattle Storm — for which Bird has played her entire career — fell to the Las Vegas Aces in Game 4 of their semifinal series,

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in a tearful end to what Bird had previously promised would be her last season.

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I'm proud of everything we've accomplished here," she said after the game

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Of course I'm sad, but there's happiness too,

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to be able to have a moment like that with the fans, to have them chant the way they did.

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