NBRPA Mourns the loss of Moses Malone

September 13, 2015

NBRPA Member Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer has passed away. One of the NBA's 50 greatest players of all-time, Malone was the NBA Finals MVP in 1983 when he and Julius Erving led the Philadelphia 76ers to an NBA Championship.

Always accessible to his fellow Members, Malone was a mainstay at NBRPA events and was honored in July for his service to the organization.

"The NBRPA is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and brother, Moses Malone," said Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey. "Moses was an incredible player, but an even better friend to all of us here at the NBRPA. We will miss his laugh, smile, enthusiasm and dedication toward making the world a better place for former players. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family."

The 6-foot-10 center averaged a double-double while playing for eight teams over 20 NBA seasons and 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's 16,212 rebounds still rank fifth on the NBA's all-time list, while his 27,409 career points rank eighth. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.