Wes Unseld, NBA Rookie of Year and MVP in 1969, dies at 74


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Wes Unseld, one of two players in NBA history to win Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in the same season, died Tuesday. He was 74.

Unseld died after a series of health issues, most recently pneumonia, according to a statement from his family released by the Washington Wizards.

Unseld was a powerful 6-foot-7, 245-pound center who dominated as a rebounder and led Washington’s team – then known as the Bullets – to the 1978 NBA championship, earning Finals MVP honors.


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I remember him, Elvin Hayes and Bobby Dandridge making up one formidable front line. Dude could really get a body on an opponent and get boards.
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