Pollin transformed D.C.

Abe Pollin

Abe Pollin, owner of the Wizards, died Tuesday at age 85. After arriving in Washington nearly 75 years ago, Pollin rose to the top of the worlds of business, philanthropy and professional sports, changing the face of downtown. (File photo)

Video: Public pays tribute to Pollin

A cut above

WISE | Since Pollin's death, yarns never told keep coming off the spool, one as kind as the next.

Losers no more

BOSWELL | Pollin's 1978 NBA champion Bullets changed Washington's identity as a sports town.

'The most loyal'

Pollin will perhaps be remembered most for being fiercely loyal to his employees and friends.

Full coverage

Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis has the first right of refusal to purchase the Wizards, Verizon Center and the Ticketmaster franchise.

The Wizards fondly remember Pollin before a 108-107 victory over the 76ers at Verizon Center, the arena he built.

Pollin told his team to win one final playoff game in Cleveland just for him, and he somehow inspired them to do it.

Remembering Abe Pollin

Pollin was more than just a sports owner. His philanthropic efforts helped resuscitate Gallery Place and its surrounding neighborhoods downtown.

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