Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone Dies at 60

September 13th, 2015 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone has died at the age of 60, the Philadelphia 76ers announced Sunday.

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.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also released a statement:

Calvin Murphy, Malone's teammate in Houston from 1976 to 1982, told reporters about Malone's passing, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston:

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