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NBA Hall of Fame Center Moses Malone Dead at Age 60

Image courtesy of Basket Streaming/Flickr.

Image courtesy of Basket Streaming/Flickr.

The NBA family lost a close member this past weekend when Hall of Famer, Moses Malone, passed away in Virginia. He was 60-years-old.

Over his illustrious career, Malone set trends. One of the first players to jump from high school to pros, Moses did everything from win championships to setting records. Standing at 6’10”, Moses was a scoring a rebounding machine. Along with Julius Erving, Malone led the Philadelphia 76ers to a world championship.

Malone was a three-time league MVP, 12-time All-Star, and one of four players in the history of the game to have 25,000 points and 15,000 rebounds over his career.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.

Many young fans missed the chance to see Moses play. To get a feel for what he brought to the game, check out some highlights from his great career below

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