Moses Malone NBA Hall of Fame player’s death shocks many, cause of death being investigated
Moses Maloneâ€™s death came too suddenly and surreptitiously that it is proving rather hard for his fans to reconcile with his â€˜departureâ€™ from our world. The man who was amidst us and very active till just a couple of days ago, left for his heavenly journey so abruptly. He was 60 and in great shape till his last.
Almost everyone is showering praise on him. From the time his death was announced, almost every shocked fan and the people who run basketball game in the country have been condoling his premature demise.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in a statement released to the media immediately after his death said, â€œWith three MVPs and an NBA championship, he was among the most dominant centers ever to play the game and one of the best players in the history of the NBA and the ABA.
He may be 60 year old, but he looked far younger than his age. Born as Moses Malone on March 23, 1955, he was actually an American Hall of Fame basketball player who starred in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association.
In the meantime Norfolk police said that the great basketball Hall of Fame player was actually found unresponsive and not breathing in his room by hotel staff shortly before 8 a.m. Norfolk Fire Rescue responded and pronounced Malone dead at the scene. Officials suggest that cause of his death has not been determined as yet.
When it comes to offensive rebounds, 6-foot-10 Malone has actually no competitor. He is the greatest player in this aspect of the game. Statistics suggest that Malone actually led the 76ers to the 1983 NBA championship team, and the club said he will “forever be remembered as a genuine icon and pillar of the most storied era in the history of Philadelphia 76ers basketball.”
His contemporaries are all praise for him. 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil while paying tribute to him says, â€œNo one person has ever conveyed more with so few words â€” including three of the most iconic in this city’s historyâ€¦His generosity, towering personality and incomparable sense of humor will truly be missed.â€ His 21 seasons and 1,455 professional games included 20.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. He holds NBA records for offensive rebounds in a career (6,731), season (587) and game (21).
He was a great hearted man and very generous. Hall of Famer Charles Barkley while talking about him says, â€œThe man I called ‘Dad’ passed todayâ€¦Words can’t explain my sadness. I will never know why a Hall of Famer took a fat, lazy kid from Auburn and treated him like a son and got him in shape and made him a playerâ€¦Every time I saw him I called him ‘Dad.’ I hope he knew how much I appreciated and loved him.â€
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