The Lynx retired Rebekkah Brunson’s jersey on Sunday, making Brunson the third player in franchise history to have their number retired.
Brunson’s jersey joins Lindsay Whalen and Seimmone Augustus.
Brunson played 15 seasons in the League, and her last nine were with the Lynx. Brunson is the only player in the League with five titles. She helped the Lynx win four WNBA championships in the 2010s and was a member of the 2005 Sacramento Monarchs title team.
Brunson truly dominated in her career, finishing as the all-time League leader in total rebounds (3,356) and offensive rebounds (1,166).
“It’s an honor; we always talk about when I was a player, kind of having my head in the sand and just focus on the goals. Focus on the task at hand and what we need to accomplish. Look at all we’ve done; I already did everything I needed to do, so now it’s just an opportunity to sit back and enjoy everything, all the moments that we made,” Brunson said.
No. 32 seemed to be the lucky number for the Lynx. Aerial Powers scored a career-high 32 points, as the Lynx dropped a season-high 102 points. Moriah Jefferson and Racheal Banham scored 13 points each, and Sylvia Fowles was on fire with 11 rebounds and eight points. Sunday night was even more special for assistant coach Brunson after Minnesota secured the 102-71 dub.
Brunson will now look up in the Target Center and see her No. 32 jersey hanging high, representing all the hard work she put in and continues to put in for the Lynx organization.