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Bird, Jackson just two pieces of puzzle

Originally Published: October 12, 2004
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- In 2000, the Seattle Storm began play in the WNBA. Lauren Jackson was busy that summer playing for Australia in the Summer Olympics in her native country. Sue Bird was coming off an NCAA title with UConn, preparing for her junior season.

Within a few years, both women would relocate to Seattle; Jackson the No. 1 draft pick in 2001 and Bird the top pick in 2002. A dark silhouette of the two standing side-by-side is used on Seattle's media guide and has become almost the unofficial ...

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