Seattle Storm fans and players bid an emotional farewell to their greatest ever player.
Ann Odong

Seattle Storm
18 Jul 2016 - 7:30 AM  UPDATED 18 Jul 2016 - 7:30 AM

As much as Australians loved Lauren Jackson for her skill, passion and leadership of the Opals and Canberra Capitals, it is easy to forget that she was loved just as much half a world away.  

On the weekend, for the first time in their team history, WNBA side Seattle Storm retired the famous #15 jersey.  

It was the jersey Jackson wore for all 12 seasons with Seattle and the jersey she wore when she captured 3 WNBA MVPs and 2 WNBA Championships.  

With so much history with the Storm it was always going to be an emotional tribute (hint: get out the tissues). 

Jackson's partner in crime during her Storm years was Sue Bird and the point guard was understandably emotional in discussing her long time teammate.  

The hour long ceremony was watched by a packed house at Key Arena in Seattle as the Storm and the WNBA said farewell to their greatest player. 

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