Philadelphia 76ers Moses Malone, right, and Julius Erving hold the 1983 NBA Championship trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball’s most ferocious rebounders, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, according to a The Philadelphia 76ers statement. He was 60.
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Moses Malone talks to reporters before the start of an April 2013 NBA basketball game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Philadelphia. A 6-foot-10 center who made the leap right from high school to the pros, Malone is the NBA’s career leader in offensive rebounds and led the league in rebounds per game for five straight seasons from 1980-85.
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New Jersey Nets’ Darryl Dawkins (53) takes a shot over Philadelphia 76ers’ Moses Malone (2) during first quarter of a 1984 NBA playoff game. Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball’s most ferocious rebounders, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, according to a The Philadelphia 76ers statement. He was 60.
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Philadelphia 76ers Moses Malone, left, goes up for two over Boston Celtics Larry Bird during first period National Basketball Association Playoff action May 13, 1985 at Boston Garden. The Celtics downed the 76ers 108-93. (AP Photo/Charlie Krupa) Charlie KrupaAP
Philadelphia 76ers' Moses Malone (2) and Los Angeles Lakers' Kareem Abdul Jabbar battle for a rebound, during playoff action in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 22, 1983. (AP Photo/George Widman) GEORGE WIDMANASSOCIATED PRESS
Philadelphia 76ers Moses Malone, center, and Milwaukee Bucks Bob Lanier are locked arm-in-arm under the basket as they vie for position for rebound during second half action in an NBA semifinal playoff game in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, May 12, 1983. At right is Bucks Marques Johnson. The 76ers won, 87-81, and lead the best-of-seven series 2-0. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy) Rusty KennedyASSOCIATED PRESS
Milwaukee center Bob Lanier, left, has his lay-up blocked by Philadelphias Moses Malone, right, during NBA playoff action, Sunday, May 16, 1983, Milwaukee, Wisc. Lanier scored 17 points as the Bucks won 100-94. The victory continues the best of seven Eastern Conference finals with the 76ers holding a three games to one lead. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn) Tom LynnASSOCIATED PRESS
Milwaukee Bucks Sidney Moncrief (4) grimaces as he watches Philadelphia 76ers Moses Malone (2) go up for a shot during third quarter NBA Semifinal playoff action, Wednesday, May 12, 1983, Philadelphia, Pa. Malone scored 26 points to lead his team to an 87-81 win. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy) Rusty KennedyASSOCIATED PRESS
Houston Rockets' Moses Malone (24) reaches in and grabs the ball from Los Angeles Lakers' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33) during a game in Los Angeles, Ca., on April 2, 1981. (AP Photo) ASSOCIATED PRESS
Spirits of St. Louis Moses Malone, center, and New York Nets Kim Hughes, right, try for the elusive rebound under the Spirits basket at the Nassau Coliseum, Friday, Feb. 14, 1976, Uniondale, N.Y. Watching for the outcome is Nets Chuck Terry, left, during the fourth quarter. Spirits beat the Nets 114-107. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon) Lennox McLendonAP
Philadelphia 76ers coach Billy Cunningham, left, trainer Al Domenico and center Moses Malone sit on the bench and watch the fourth period of their 111-73 blowout by the New York Knicks at New York's Madison Square Garden, Jan. 9, 1984. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine) Ray StubblebineAP
Houston Rockets' Moses Malone goes up for 31 points to lead Houston to a 92-90 victory on May 7, 1981 in Boston. Malone was the high scorer for the 31-points. The photo was taken with a remote control camera mounted behind the background. (AP Photo) AnonymousAP
Philadelphia 76ers' Moses Malone (2) tries to break past Dallas Mavericks' Scott Lloyd (44) during an NBA pre-season game in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 15, 1982. (AP Photo) ASSOCIATED PRESS
Moses Malone seen here Aug. 29, 1974, is the high school basketball player who turned pro direct from high school. (AP Photo/Robert Houston) Robert HoustonAP
Moses Malone is shown relaxing on the locker room steps of his former high school Feb. 20, 1974 Petersburg,Va. Malone has been offered a lucrative contract by the Utah Stars. The 6-foot -11 former Petersburg High School basketball star plans at attend the University of Maryland this fall as a freshman. (AP Photo) AP
Houston Rockets Moses Malone tries to knock the ball from Boston Celtics Larry Bird while Rockets Bill Willoughby comes in to assist during fourth period National Basketball Association Championship on May 5, 1981 in Boston. (AP Photo) AnonymousAP