NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone Dead at 60

Basketball legend Moses “Big Mo” Malone has passed away today (Sept 13). He was 60-years-old.

Playing for nine NBA teams across his storied career, the three-time league MVP and twelve-time All-Star was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.

The Philadelphia 76ers released a statement in response to the Chairman of the Boards’ death. You can read it in full below.

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.

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