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Seattle: There’s no place like home

Basketball

The GIST: Sue Bird is staying put and local boy Kelyn Rowe is returning home. Seattle, aren’t we lucky?

February 01, 2021
Source: Chris O’Meara/AP
Source: Chris O’Meara/AP

🏀Storm: Last year, Sue Bird helped bring home the Storm’s fourth championship, and now, the masked legend is returning to the Storm for her 18th season. We knew she wouldn’t leave us.

  • Still, our defending champions couldn’t keep everyone, including Alysha Clark. After nine years in Seattle, the unanimous 2020 WNBA All-Defensive First Team selection is leaving for the Washington Mystics. Watching that league-leading three-point shooting prowess from the other side is going to hurt.

College basketball: Speaking of talent, Gonzaga basketball is full of it. The No. 18-ranked women won their 14th-straight game, taking down Saint Mary’s 79–52 on Saturday. And the No. 1-ranked men had six players score double digits in Saturday’s 97–75 victory over Pepperdine to remain undefeated. Teamwork makes the dream work.

⚽️Sounders: We’ve been sitting, waiting, wishing for this to happen. Midfielder Kelyn Rowe is coming home to the Sounders! Seeing Rowe and his Seattle skyline tattoo outfitted in Rave Green? Heck yes.