The great Moses Malone, a 3-time MVP with a 21-year career in professional basketball (‘74 - '95), has passed away at the age of 60.
Malone was a ferocious rebounder and still holds several offensive rebound records in the NBA. It’s what earned him the nickname “Chairman of the Boards,” which has always been one of the best in sports.
The 6'10" 13-time all-star played for a number of teams, though best remembered as a Philadelphia 76er, when the team beat the Los Angeles Lakers in 1983, giving the Hall of Famer his only NBA championship.
He was also the first player to go pro right out of high school, signing with the ABA’s Utah Stars. Malone was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.
He will be missed by many.
Another one of the game’s legends gone too soon. A champion & one of the elite players of his time. RIP Moses Malone. pic.twitter.com/hWdeMgANl2— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) September 13, 2015
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Moses Malone. One of the greatest #basketball players gone way too soon.— Walt Clyde Frazier (@WaltFrazier) September 13, 2015
Rest in Heaven to The Great Moses Malone. You will be missed but NEVER forgotten. pic.twitter.com/lrPrBITsfn— SHAQ (@SHAQ) September 13, 2015
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Moses Malone pic.twitter.com/frzlXO44to— NBA (@NBA) September 13, 2015