The entire NBA mourned the sudden and unexpected loss of one of the league’s greats this weekend, Moses Malone. Known as The Chairman of the Boards, Malone was one of the greatest rebounders in the history of the sport and an all around great leader.
He died at the age of 60. The news was announced by the Philadelphia 76ers, who said that he meant a lot to the organization and to the city not only as a player, but as a friend. Malone played for nine different teams over 21 seasons in the ABA and NBA, but his most effective period was the four years he played in Philadelphia.
He was the NBA Finals MVP in 1983, when the 76ers beat the Los Angeles Lakers. In four games against the Lakers, Malone averaged a whopping 18 rebounds per game and 25.8 points.