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An Abe Pollin Monument? Ted Leonsis Thinks Former Wizards' Owner Deserves One

During his appearance at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis gave some major praise to his predecessor, the late former Bullets/Wizards owner Abe Pollin. Michael Lee of the Washington Post reported that the billionaire believes Pollin deserves far more named after him than just one block on F Street.

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"I often laugh that it’s nice that they put a sign there, but it probably should be a monument somewhere," Leonsis said. "Because he turned around, because of his vision, the downtown community. We have the Verizon Center, right near the Mall, right near the Capitol, right near the White House. It’s becoming an iconic piece of real estate. It activates local commerce."

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A monument would be a very generous and moving way to pay tribute to the man who brought professional basketball to D.C. Leonsis told SB Nation D.C. that there are currently no plans to build one for Pollin and that he was merely bringing up the idea. SB Nation's Wizards blog Bullets Forever, though, fully supports the gesture.

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