One of the NBA’s greatest players dies

One of the NBA’s greatest players dies
Basketball Hall of Fame member Wes Unseld died June 2, 2020 at the age of 74. Unseld won two Kentucky state championships at Louisville's Seneca High School before going on to play at the University of Louisville and professionally for the NBA Baltimore (later Washington) Bullets. (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Washington franchise in mourning along with the rest of the NBA when Hall of Famer Wes Unseld died on Tuesday.

The number two overall pick of the Baltimore Bullets in 1968, Unseld won both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in his first season, guiding them to a 21 game increase and the playoffs.

The franchise moved to Washington and made 12 straight postseason appearances and four NBA Finals during Unseld’s career, winning it all in 1978.

He was a five-time All Star and was named as one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players. Wes Undseld was 74 years old.

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