This is so sad.
Moses Malone, the former NBA star who is in the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. He was 60 years old.
Malone was a three-time NBA Most Valuable Player, and led the Philadelphia 76ers to a championship in 1983. He played in 12 All-Star Games over his illustrious 21-year career.
The 76ers released a statement early Sunday morning following Malone’s death:
“It is with a deep sense of sadness that the Sixers family mourns the sudden loss of Moses Malone. It is difficult to express what his contributions to this organization – both as a friend and player – have meant to us, the city of Philadelphia and his faithful fans. Moses holds a special place in our hearts and will forever be remembered as a genuine icon and pillar of the most storied era in the history of Philadelphia 76ers basketball. No one person has ever conveyed more with so few words – including three of the most iconic in this city’s history. His generosity, towering personality and incomparable sense of humor will truly be missed. We will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers and as we are once again reminded of the preciousness of life.”
Rest in peace, and our thoughts are with all those he touched in his very impactful life.
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