Bird was announced by the league as a Western Conference reserve on Tuesday, sending her to Connecticut for the WNBA’s 13th All-Star Game. The guard will be making her ninth appearance, tied for second most all-time behind Tamika Catchings’ 10.
“It’s always an honor to be selected to All-Star team,” Bird said. “In this case, the fact the coaches voted is a pretty cool thing.”
Bird has been voted in as a starter seven times. She also was picked as a replacement by the league’s president once.
“Either way you’re on the All-Star team,” she said. “When fans vote you in it has a special meaning. Coaches vote you in, it’s more of a basketball meaning.”
The WNBA All-Star Game is Saturday in Connecticut. You can watch the game live on KOMO-TV at 12:30 p.m.