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Dominique Wilkins releases statement on the passing of Moses Malone

Wilkins shared his condolences on the passing of his former teammate, Moses Malone.

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Moses Malone, NBA great passed away today at the age of 60. Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins released the following statement on the passing of NBA legend Moses Malone, his teammate from 1988-1991 in Atlanta:

"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."

NBA fans, players, and former players alike lost a great one in Moses Malone, who was one of the best players in the history of the game. Wilkins' statement certainly reflects that.