So long, Sheryl

This is a sad day.

Comets forward Sheryl Swoopes will sign with the Seattle Storm tonight, according to a spokesperson from the Comets.

The team will release this statement tonight:

“Sheryl Swoopes will not return to play with the Houston Comets for the 2008 season. She is a trailblazer and an incomparable contributor to the legacies of the Houston Comets, the WNBA and the game of women’s basketball. There is no question that her absence will be felt by the Comets franchise and all the Houston fans who continue to support her career. We’re excited for her and wish her well as she embarks on this new opportunity.”

I’ve been a Comets fan for years now, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching Sheryl Swoopes play ball. She’s a great athlete, a tremendous competitor, and a class act. As sorry as I am to see her depart, I join the Comets organization in wishing her continued success. Thanks for everything, Sheryl!

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