NBA MVP Moses Malone dies at age 60

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Moses Malone played with the Hawks from 1988-1991

NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone, known as the "Chairman of the Boards" has died at the age of 60 according to multiple reports.  Malone played with the Atlanta Hawks from 1988 through the 1991 season.  

In 1996, Malone was named one of the 50 greatest NBA players and was  named the Finals MVP in 1983, as he led the Philadelphia 76ers to the title.  Malone was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.  

Malone’s 16,212 rebounds still rank fifth on the NBA’s all-time list.

Hawks Legend Dominique Wilkins released the following statement regarding the passing of Moses Malone:  "I am extremely saddened to hear of Moses’ passing this morning. This is extremely tough for me. I am completely in shock and words can't express the pain and loss I am feeling right now. We had a mutual respect when we played against each other and I was fortunate enough to have called him a teammate and close friend. Even before we played together, he was one of the first greats who truly mentored me and showed me how to be a professional.  I never saw anyone work harder than Moses and away from basketball, he was just as kind and thoughtful. The entire Hawks organization sends its condolences to his family and friends.”