NBA: Wes Unseld, Washington Bullets legend, dies aged 74
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Washington Bullets legend Wes Unseld passed away after a lengthy health battle, most recently with pneumonia. He was 74.
Unseld’s family released a statement on Tuesday, as published by the Washington Wizards.
Statement from the family of Wes Unseld.
Rest easy, Wes ♥️ pic.twitter.com/NwEtuofgG9
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) June 2, 2020
In the statement, Unseld was referred to as “the rock of the family” and “an extremely devoted patriach who reveled in being with his wife, children, friends, and teammates.
The 6-7 Unseld carved out one a Hall of Fame career even as an undersized center.
He was only the 2nd player in NBA history to win both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards in the same year.
Unseld went on to win the NBA title in 1978 where he was also Finals MVP.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Unseld averaged 10.8 PPG and 14 RPG throughout a 14-year pro career.
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