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NBA great Moses Malone dies at age 60

NBA great and former Atlanta Hawks center Moses Malone was found dead Saturday morning at the age of 60.

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Moses Malone will go down in history as one of the most under-appreciated players the NBA has ever seen. Malone was found dead in his bed on Sunday at the age of 60. He leaves behind a long legacy as one of the greatest NBA players of all time.

Malone was the first player to go straight to the professional ranks out of high school. He played 20 seasons in the NBA and helped lead the Philadelphia 76ers to the 1983 championship where he was named Finals MVP. He was named to the All-Star team 12 times and averaged 20.6 points and 12.2 rebounds over his career. He ranks eighth on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 27,409 points.

Malone spent three seasons in Atlanta as a member of the Hawks helping them to 52 wins during the 1989 season. He played in 244 games for the Hawks averaging 16.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.