Death of Abe Pollin

December 3, 1923 - November 24, 2009
| Age 85

Washington Wizards owner dies at 85
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By JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer


The Washington Wizards played the Philadelphia 76ers in a neighborhood that was torched during the 1968 riots.

Now it's an area known for shops, restaurants, shows and sports. There's a street called "Abe Pollin Way" and a state-of-the-art arena known as the Verizon Center, all legacies of the man who risked his fortune on a project that would revitalize a troubled part of town.

Tuesday night's scene was just as...

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