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|Born||March 14, 1946|
|Died||June 2, 2020 (aged 74)|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lbs (111 kg)|
|NBA Draft||1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the Baltimore Bullets|
|Playing career||1968–1981 (13 years)|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
Westley Sissel Unseld (March 14, 1946 – June 2, 2020) was an American professional basketball player, coach and executive.
He spent his entire National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets. Unseld played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals and was selected with the second overall pick by the Bullets in the 1968 NBA draft. He was named the NBA Most Valuable Player during his rookie season and joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players in NBA history to accomplish the feat. Unseld won an NBA championship with the Bullets in 1978. After retiring from playing in 1981, he worked with the Bullets as a vice president, head coach and general manager.
Unseld was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988 and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
On June 2, 2020, Unseld's family announced that he had died after suffering lengthy health battles, including most recently with pneumonia.