Basketball great Wes Unseld has died. Unseld was one of my favorite centers of all time.
He was undersized for the position but he was an absolute bull, a powerful force, great defender and tenacious rebounder.
I fondly remember the Baltimore Bullets star giving Willis Reed all he could handle back when I was a Knick fan.
Of course basketball was a different game back then, there were fewer teams so the talent was not as spread out and thinned down and people played actual defense. It was a tougher game and no one was as tough as Wes Unseld. My brother and I used to emulate his fadeaway jumper and fierce picks when we played hoops in the driveway.