Hall of Fame center Moses Malone died on Sunday morning. He was 60 years old.
Malone was found in bed on Sunday, per Howard Eskin of Fox 29 Philadelphia. He died in his sleep in Norfolk, Va., former Houston Rockets teammate and close friend Calvin Murphy told Fox 26 Houston's Mark Berman. The two of them were going to play in a golf tournament.
Malone was MVP of the NBA three times and won Finals MVP when the Philadelphia 76ers swept the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA title in 1983. He was named one of the NBA's 50 greatest players in 1996, and he averaged 20.6 points and 12.2 rebounds per game in the NBA. He was an NBA All-Star 12 years in a row.
A truly dominant force, Malone is eighth all-time on the NBA's scoring list with 27,409 total points. He's also fifth all-time on the rebounding list, with 16,212 boards. He's one of four players in NBA history -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Elvin Hayes are the others -- to finish with 25,000 points and 15,000 rebounds.
Malone also has the distinction of being the first player to go from high school to the pros -- he played his first game for the ABA's Utah Stars at the age of 19. He played all the way until he was 39 years old.