The last big unveiling was back in 2008 when the DC Madame Tussaud's released a wax figure of (at the time) the biggest DC sports star, Gilbert Arenas.
(Photo courtesy of Madame Tussauds)
Well needless to say, the Legend of Gilbert Arenas went downhill fast. Injuries, and...what was it...I can't remember...oh PLAYING GUNS WITH AN ACCUSED MURDERER! While Gilbert was injured before the wax figure came out, he never was the same after. He tried to come back a few times that season, but he was clearly still hurt.
As quickly as he grew to be a DC sports hero, he became a DC sports goat. Eventually, after some "jail" time Gil and his 100 Million Dollar Contract was gone from DC for good. The wax figure remained.
I'm not sure if the Gil figure is still at the museum today, but here is the history of Sports Stars at Madame Tussauds in DC:
- Babe Ruth: Dead
- Muhammad Ali: Has Parkinsons Disease
- Tiger Woods: Sex Maniac (Apparently Also A Disease)
- Gilbert Arenas: Jail, & Less Playing Time Than JJ Reddick
- Alex Ovechkin: ???
I guess...that the first two guys weren't jinxed by the wax figures, but what about the next two! Here's to hoping the DC Wax Curse doesn't continue...