NBA Legend Moses Malone Dies At 60

Moses Malone

Three-time NBA MVP and Hall of Famer Moses Malone died Sunday (Sept. 13) at the age of 60.

He died in his sleep from an apparent heart attack, reports Fox News.

Malone was the first player to go pro right out of high school, when he signed with the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association in 1974. He played the following season for the Spirits of St. Louis before moving to the Buffalo Braves after the ABA-NBA merger in 1976.

He averaged a double-double while playing for eight teams over 20 NBA seasons, during which he led the league in rebounding six times. The 12-time All-Star averaged 20.6 points per game and 12.2 rebounds over his career.

Malone finished with 16,212 rebounds, fifth on the NBA's all-time list; and 27,409 career points, which is eighth.

Malone was also named Finals MVP in 1983, as he led the Philadelphia 76ers to the title. He had his No. 24 retired by the Rockets, with whom he won the MVP in 1979 and 1982. And, he won his third MVP with the 76ers in 1983.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.