How many players have won Rookie of the Year? How many have won MVP? How many have won both in the same season? (The answer is two, Wilt Chamberlain and Wes Unseld.)
That’s right Wes Unseld won a MVP award his rookie season. . . Unseld standing only 6′ 7″ was a vicious rebounder, a bull on the court, pre-dating both the Worm and the Round Mound of Rebound. He was awarded Finals MVP in 1978 when his Bullets won their first ever Championship. The only Championship belonging to the Wizards/Bullets in 54 seasons of existence.
Second overall pick 1968 – Baltimore Bullets
Rookie of the Year
Hall of Fame
How did the guys rank him?
The Flag Bearer: Robert Littal, (36).
The Barn Burner: Brian Geltzeiler, Will Reeve, Matt Drappel, Marc Griffin, Adi Joseph, and Justin Salkin, (NR).
Others to rank Unseld: James Holas (39), Justin Rowan (40), Lang Greene (41), Josh Eberley (42), Jacob Noble (42), Shane Young (47), and Justin Termine (47).
#47 Coming Saturday, August 22.
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Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley
Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC
James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen
Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph
Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416
Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada
Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO
Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA
Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio
Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc
Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene
Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat
Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr
and of course,
Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic
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