NBA legend Moses Malone dies at age 60

Moses Malone and Dr. J won an NBA title for Philadelphia 76ers in 1983.
Moses Malone and Dr. J won an NBA title for Philadelphia 76ers in 1983.

Moses Malone, the first player to ever jump directly from high school and into pro basketball before going on to become a three-time MVP and NBA Champion, has passed away in Norfolk, Va. He was 60 years old.
Norfolk police said there was no indication of foul play when his body was found in a hotel room. He was only discovered when the 6-foot-11 Hall of Fame former center failed to report to a celebrity golf tournament in which he was scheduled to play.
“We are stunned and deeply saddened by the passing of Hall of Famer Moses Malone, an NBA legend gone far too soon,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “Known to his legions of fans as the ‘Chairman of the Boards,’ Moses competed with intensity every time he stepped on the court.

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