NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone died on Sunday morning at the age of 60. A three-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star, Malone was a 6-10 center from Virginia who scored 27,409 career points and had 16,212 career rebounds over 20 seasons in the League.
The Sixers—the team with which Malone really became in icon—released the following statement on 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.”