Moses Malone's shock death leads to tributes from NBA community

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The Philadelphia 76ers have today confirmed the tragic news that Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and title winner with the franchise back in 1983, has died. He was 60-years-old.


Malone had a hugely decorated career in the league between 1976-1995 and is a member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, having been inducted back in 2001.

Speaking in their official statement, the 76ers did not reveal the NBA legend's cause of death.


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The official statement released by the 76ers reads as follows:

"The Chairman of the Boards", as Malone was affectionately known, left his mark not only on Philly but the NBA as a whole. With 12 All-Star honors, three-MVP awards and a six-time rebound leader, there is no doubting that he truly was one of the greatest to play the game.

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Paying respects

With his tragic passing today, the tributes have poured in from all sections of the basketball community; from those who played with him, to stars who donned the hardwoods following his retirement. Not to mention others teams for whom Malone became a star.

The Houston Rockets, who's number 24 jersey is retired in Moses Malone's honor, took to social media to pay their respects:

Fellow Sixers legend Allen Iverson passed on his condolences:

In a career that spanned two decades, Malone averaged 20.6 points 12.2 rebounds per game, and he ranks in the top 10 of all-time in both categories' all-time lists.

A true legend, and one that will be sorely missed moving forward.

NBA fans: What are your favorites memories of Moses Malone? Let us know in the comments below...

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