After Wes Sr., died in June 2020, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis called Unseld’s wife and life partner, Connie. “As soon as Wes died, (Leonsis) said, ‘Connie, what would you think about a bust?’” Connie Unseld said Thursday. “And I said, ‘what?’ (He said) ‘a bust, in the arena.’ I said I’ve never seen one in the arena before. But if that’s what you would like, I’m with you on that. He said ‘we want to honor Wes, because of what Wes has done for the team.’ I said ‘you don’t have to feel you have to do that.’ He said . … We need to have that legacy. We need to have it. Would you allow us to have that legacy?’”
November 27, 2021 | 3:43 am EST Update
There is also rising buzz in coaching circles about the pressure mounting on Frank Vogel given the Lakers’ worrisome 10-10 start … given L.A.’s lack of flexibility to make roster changes.
Iman Shumpert might’ve been focusing on mirror balls more than basketballs recently, but the NBA champ says he’s NOT done hooping … telling TMZ Sports he’s got a lot left in his tank. We caught up with the 31-year-old fresh off winning the 30th season of “Dancing With the Stars” this week … and we asked with all the moves he displayed on the dancefloor, is he going to take his talents back to the basketball court?? “Tryna see what we can get done,” Shumpert said, “I love basketball. I never stopped playing.”
Haralabos Voulgaris: I tried to get (Alex Caruso) the year he was a free agent three years ago. Could not convince people that he was even an NBA basketball player and one of our guys in our front office is like, ‘I think if he didn’t look like the like Jim Carrey from the Cable Guy when when he plays a pickup basketball game, I think he would be taken a lot more seriously.’
Harrison Faigen: LeBron, on if the team is really patient, or if they’re just putting on a brave face when they preach patience: “We’re all disgusted at our losses. But at the same time, you’ve got to stay even-keeled throughout the process… I feel like I played a horrible game individually.”
Harrison Faigen: LeBron James says he saw Isaiah Stewart’s comments today saying he doesn’t think LeBron hit him on accident. LeBron maintains that the hit to his face was accidental, he was just trying to push Stewart off of him.