Moses Malone RIP

NCRam

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Man.... sorry to hear this. Makes some of us feel old. A former recruit of VCUs - probably came down to us and Lefty, ABA player initially (Utah Stars) and NBA superstar from Petersburg. Elite big man.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/moses-malone--hall-of-famer-and-basketball-legend--dies-at-60-151129764.html
Grew up being a huge Terp fan, before attending VCU. Remember the heartbreak in College Park when he went pro. Helluva player. Would have loved to see his game now. What a dominant big man. Him and Chocolate Thunder dying in the past few weeks. Both still relatively young. Hate it.
 
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Ramlove81

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I remember hearing of Petersburg having a fantastic basketball team and going unbeaten and really unchallenged to the state championship. Later I found out the leader of that great team was a guy named Moses Malone. It came down to Maryland, VCU and the pro's. Moses chose the pro's. He was ready, why not. I wish I had seen him play in high school. That would have been a treat. What a great player he turned into! I know little of him personally, but on the court his heart was even bigger than his body. Comfort and blessings to his friends and family.
 

rammed

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Heard Lefty put up an assistant in a Petersburg motel for months upon months to woe Malone to College Park. I'm an ABA fan so I guess I can enjoy that he contributed to that unique history as well.
 
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vcu70

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Saw him play the Va state championship game in Charlottesville and ate dinner that night in the same restaurant. He was a man playing with boys. RIP Moses. Anyone know cause of death?
 
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Havoc2Ut2

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Saw him play the Va state championship game in Charlottesville and ate dinner that night in the same restaurant. He was a man playing with boys. RIP Moses. Anyone know cause of death?
I remember watching Moses and John S running the Jazz like a machine. I had the pleasure of meeting him personally at his restaurant. Super humble and nice guy. Can't believe he's gone at such a young age. What a rock of a man. I'm sad.
 

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I remember watching Moses and John S running the Jazz like a machine. I had the pleasure of meeting him personally at his restaurant. Super humble and nice guy. Can't believe he's gone at such a young age. What a rock of a man. I'm sad.
Are you getting Karl and Moses mixed up? I don't remember Moses playing for the Jazz.