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Moses Malone dies of apparent heart attack

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by The Cat, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. The Cat

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hall of Fame guard Calvin Murphy says Hall of Fame center Moses Malone died today n Norfolk, VA where they were to play n a golf tournament</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/643055389303435264">September 13, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Calvin Murphy devastated his close friend Moses Malone died today in Norfolk, Va where Calvin says it was from an apparent heart attack</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/643055897988599808">September 13, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Calvin Murphy says Moses Malone died this morning in his sleep in Norfolk,VA where the two Hall of Famers were to play in a golf tournament.</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/643056339246145536">September 13, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    Only 60 years old. Unreal. Here's a photo of him from the HOF ceremony on Friday night... seemed to be doing well.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Moses Malone photo-bomb! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HOF2015?src=hash">#HOF2015</a> <a href="http://t.co/5qfac93hxG">pic.twitter.com/5qfac93hxG</a></p>&mdash; NBA TV (@NBATV) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBATV/status/642470932322217984">September 11, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  2. roswell raygun

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    An absolute legend. Rest in peace, Moses.
     
  3. Plowman

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    Just horrible/stunning...This is out of left field.

    GREAT GUY, GREAT ROCKET ...A mighty player and fantastic tutor.

    Fo Fo Fo forever.
     
  4. Clutch

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    So sorry to hear this. Great, great player... he was the first Rocket I was fascinated with. I had his "Moses" poster as a kid. RIP.
     
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  5. Pat

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    Fo!, Fo! F***!
     
  6. AXG

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    Wow, very surprising. RIP Moses
     
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    Wow. This is stunning news.
    Rest easy Big Mo.
     
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    Dang. That's sad. Man was crazy talented even though he didn't win a championship here, he helped Hakeem become of the greatest players and pushed him to become what he became.
     
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    damn...RIP boss man...thank you for what you've done for this city..
     
  10. Snow Villiers

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    SHocked!!!! RIP Mo :(
     
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    Why the big surprise? It's the one thing that's guaranteed to happen to everyone. The problem is everyone thinks they'll be the one to reach past 100 and don't give thoughts to their mortality or after life.

    I would urge everyone to take this sad moment in a bball legend's life to think about where they want to spend their eternity.

    Prayers to his family and friends who will be the ones truly affected by this.
     
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  12. Plowman

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    Yeah ...." Me and four guys from St. Pete" ....listening to Gene call those games when Moses was playing volleyball was.....

    Ahhhh...Man...
     
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  13. heypartner

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    ^Ahhh...Man is right!

    Retired Jersey!

    Thank you Moses, RIP.

    And congrats on the Fo, Fo Fo. Arguably the best team ever in the NBA.
     
  14. Invisible Fan

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    Rip Moses.

    You're a rockets legend. Without you, dream wouldn't have been the beast he was.
     
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    Sucks to go this unexpectedly, RIP.

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    Damn, terrible news out of nowhere. Too young.

    Fo, fo, fo.
     
  17. bushies

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    RIP Moses. Our lineage of big men is one short now. While I was too young to have watched him in his prime, I respect his monster legacy with the hometown team and in the league.
     
  18. heypartner

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    Moses to Maurice Cheeks - "There is a rat in the house, and he wants some cheese."

    Hakeem translation -- "gif me da ball."
     
  19. rockbox

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    He's the reason I started following the rockets. RIP big man.
     
  20. heypartner

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    Totally caught off guard. I hope Clutch can put together a tribute to our first Retired Jersey Obit. Maybe we can help, Clutch

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