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SEATTLE — Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird broke the WNBA’s all-time assist record Friday.

Bird, 36, became the league’s all-time assist leader in the first quarter of Friday’s game against the Washington Mystics.

The point guard recorded her 2,600 assist on a pass Center Carolyn Swords.

A stalwart of the WNBA and the Storm, Bird was drafted in 2002. She has won two WNBA championships and four Olympic Gold medals.

She has played in 477 career games.

Bird led the league in assists per game in 2016 (5.8), 2010 (5.8) and 2005 (5.9), and has played in 477 career games.