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RIP Moses Malone

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Circus, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    And early 80s Sixers.
     
  3. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Aw, man. This sucks. I was 7 when that team won the title - Doc was my hero but Moses carried that team. He turned a perennial playoff loser into perhaps the most dominant single season playoff team of all time. "Fo, fo, fo" is one of the greatest sports quotes ever, too. Elegant in its simplicity.

    RIP, Moses.

    Oh, and fuck Harold Katz one last time for that debacle of a trade.
     
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  4. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Active Member

    Maurice Cheeks is slipping with his lights on.

    But seriously, RIP to an all time great.
     
  5. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    First Dawkins. Now Malone. Bill Willoughby should be looking over his shoulder.
     
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    My 10th grade English teacher taught him in 10th grade as well, and she always insisted that he was a smart kid.
     
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Great player, RIP
     
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I got to cover him, and there was a lot more to Moses than people think or realize. He could appear gruff if you didn't know him or he you, but I really appreciated the chance to get to know him more than the average fan could. He was actually a funny and insightful guy. But I think he liked the image as a man of few words. RIP, Moses.
     
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He (and a handful of others) beat the college cabal 20 years before anyone else even tried it. Sounds pretty smart to me.
     
  10. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Damn. Used to see him quite frequently where I worked, and he was always friendly and funny.
     
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Great anecdote from John Lucas:

     
  12. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Sad to hear. I grew up a big Lakers fan in the 80s, but I always liked and respected Moses.

    Nice anecdote by John Lucas. I remember reading in Terry Pluto's ABA book about Malone's recruitment and decision to go pro. While he was still in high school, it was generally accepted that Lefty Driesell had him wrapped up for Maryland if he played college ball. One guy in the book quoted a college coach talking about making a trip to Malone's hometown to talk to him although he knew he had no chance, but he had to go just to show the boosters and fanbase he was at least making an effort.
     
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