NBA legend Wes Unseld, who played center for the Baltimore/Washington Bullets from 1968-1981 and led the team to a championship in 1978, has died. He was 74.
Unseld was a five-time All-Star and, along with Wilt Chamberlain, one of only two players to win NBA Rookie of the Year and MVP honors in the same season. Unseld was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988, his first year of eligibility.
Unseld’s family announced his death via a statement released by the Washington Wizards (below), the franchise he played for throughout his entire 13-season career.
Statement from the family of Wes Unseld.
Rest easy, Wes ♥️ pic.twitter.com/NwEtuofgG9
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) June 2, 2020
Unseld “passed away peacefully following lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia,” the family said.