Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi bests Seattle Storm's Sue Bird in rivals' last game

The Phoenix Mercury legend got in one last rib before her final matchup against Diana Taurasi during a pregame film commemorating Seattle Storm star Sue Bird.

in front of 14,162 spectators, the third-highest Mercury crowd ever, scoring 28 points to lead the Mercury to a 94-78 victory.

With two points and five rebounds at the 3:20 mark of the fourth quarter, Bird left the game

But the story wasn't told by the statistics or, to some extent, by the result.

A pair of specially made Jordan 1 sneakers honouring Bird and her accomplishments were given to her by Taurasi.

After Bird's warmup, she stopped to sign autographs on her way to the locker room.

When talking about how fans booed her on the road in 2019, Taurasi questioned why Bird didn't get the similar response.