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Bullets/Wizards legend, Hall of Famer Wes Unseld passes away at 74

Bullets/Wizards legend, Hall of Famer Wes Unseld passes away at 74

Wes Unseld passed away at the age of 74 Tuesday. 

The Bullets/Wizards legend and basketball Hall of Famer was surrounded by his family and died peacefully in the hospital, according to a statement released by the Unseld family. 

"It is with profound sadness that we share that our adored husband, father and grandfather Wes Unseld passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by family following lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia," the family wrote. "He was the rock of our family, an extremely devoted patriarch who reveled in being with his wife, children, friends and teammates. He was our hero and loved playing and working around the game of basketball for the cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C., he proudly wore on his chest for so many years."

Unseld spent the entirety of his basketball career with the Bullets/Wizards franchise. He played from 1968-81, made five All-Star games, won the MVP award as a rookie and helped bring Washington its only NBA championship in 1978. He remains the franchise's all-time leader in minutes, games and rebounds and is top five in franchise history in field goals, assists and points.

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After his playing career, he coached the Bullets from 1988-94 and then took over as general manager from 1996-2001 and then again from 2001-03.

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WATCH: Dallas Mavericks throw balcony dance party in Orlando NBA restart bubble

WATCH: Dallas Mavericks throw balcony dance party in Orlando NBA restart bubble

True fans of basketball all know how exciting this season's Dallas Mavericks team is to watch on the hardwood, but after watching this video you'll learn that the fun doesn't stop there.  

The Mavericks arrived to the World Disney Resort in Orlando on July 8 and it seems as though it didn't take them long to get acclimated to the new living arrangements. 

Take a look.

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"48 hours of self-isolation can‘t stop DJ Ice-o and DJ Q from turning up 🎧🎧!" Mavericks center Max Kleber said in the caption.

As you can see, Mavericks centers Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber are hosting a full-on block party from the confines of their quarantined balconies. 

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In the video, you can see other players showing off their dance moves like MVP candidate Luka Doncic, sharpshooter J.J. Barea, and forward Dorian Finney Smith. 

Not sure if the Wizards can top this performance, but we'd all love to see an attempt. 

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Garrison Mathews didn't travel to Orlando with Wizards, participation unclear

Garrison Mathews didn't travel to Orlando with Wizards, participation unclear

When the Washington Wizards touched down at the Walt Disney World Resort on July 7 at 8:15 p.m. for the NBA restart, it was seemingly only without Bradley Beal, John Wall, and Davis Bertans. 

But after a report from The Athletic's Fred Katz Thursday afternoon, Washington arrived without guard Garrison Mathews as well.

NBC Sports Washington has confirmed with Mathews. 

According to Katz's report, Mathews' absence is not coronavirus related and it is unclear whether or not he will join the team at a later date or opt-out of the Wizards final eight regular season games in their entirety. 

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Mathews, affectionately known as 'Professional Shooter' by NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller, averaged 5.4 points in his 18 games played this season.

Mathews also missed time this season with a  right ankle sprain back in January.

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