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Jordan McRae and Isaiah Thomas appear to agree that Sue Bird is the WNBA logo

The Seattle Storm guard appears to be their answer. But I respectfully disagree.

WNBA Finals - Game Three
So, Sue Bird is apparently the WNBA logo according to a couple Washington Wizards players.
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As you may know, the WNBA changed their logo before the 2019 season. Here’s what the league logo looks like.

WNBA: AUG 06 Minnesota Lynx at Atlanta Dream
Here’s a silhouette of the current WNBA logo.
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During Wizards training camp, Jordan McRae and Isaiah Thomas were getting treatment. Along the way, they discussed which player is behind the logo yesterday. Is it Cynthia Cooper? Rebecca Lobo? Ultimately, they came to the apparent conclusion that Sue Bird’s likeness is behind the logo.

I wonder who said “Lisa Lobo.” It wasn’t McRae or Thomas!

It appears that Thomas thinks Bird is the logo. Bird plays for the Seattle Storm and Thomas is from Tacoma, Wash., which is not far from Seattle. The two have struck up a friendship over the years and she gave Thomas advice before he had hip surgery in March 2018.

Thomas’ and Bird’s ties are closer than just the Seattle connection. Last season, Thomas played for the Denver Nuggets. Bird joined the Nuggets’ front office as a basketball operations associate as well.

Anyone who follows the WNBA knows Sue Bird is a legend. She is the WNBA’s all-time leader in games played and career assists. She’s the Storm’s all-time leading scorer and is eighth in the WNBA overall in the same category.

But as much as I like Bird’s game (and have openly admired her on this very site over four years ago), I have to respectfully disagree.


Bird SOMETIMES wears a bun, which the player behind the WNBA logo wears. But I don’t recall seeing her in a bun during a game in recent memory. She’s better known for wearing a ponytail.

Like. Every. Game.

Washington Mystics v Seattle Storm
Here’s Sue Bird in her trademark .... PONYTAIL.
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That said, Bird does wear a bun in practice from time to time.

2019 USA Women’s National Team Camp
Here is Sue Bird wearing a bun.
Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

So, who could be the logo? Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi wears a bun. In fact, there is a Twitter account dedicated to her hair!

But some forward on another WNBA team in the SAME COMPLEX THE WIZARDS PLAY IN wears a BUN!

2019 WNBA Finals - Game One
I think this player’s silhouette is more fitting!
Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

If I had to pick who the logo is, I’m going all the way with Elena Delle Donne!

I think Delle Donne and the Mystics are going to have a ... “little talk” with Thomas and McRae in the players’ lounge about this. We’ll see what comes about from that!

The WNBA hasn’t disclosed if the logo is inspired by any current or past player. Here’s the league’s response to the Wizards earlier today.

Do you believe that the WNBA logo is inspired by any particular player? Is it EDD by a mile? Or is it DT because she had a longer career? Or is it really Sue Bird? Let us know in the comments below!