Hall of Fame NBA player Moses Malone passed away Sunday, September 13, at the of 60, according to ESPN.
Malone is widely considered to be one of the top centers to ever play the game.
During his 19 seasons in the league, Malone scored 27,409 points, grabbed 16,212 rebounds and blocked 1,733 shots, during the regular season. He was a three-time NBA MVP. In 1996, Malone was named one of the league’s 50 greatest players.
The man known as “The Chairman of the Boards” led the Philadelphia 76ers to a championship in 1983, where he was named MVP.
“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,” the 76ers said in a statement Sunday. “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.”
Malone also played for the Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Bullets, Milwaukee Bucks and San Antonio Spurs in his career.