Moses Malone, who passed away Sunday at age 60, is one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.
Malone played 20 years and averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds per game, and earned three MVP awards. He was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.
Big Mo was utterly relentless. He was a powerful low-post player, who dominated the offensive and defensive boards, earning him the nickname, “Chairman of the Boards”. Perhaps his greatest season came in 1983 when he teamed with Julius Erving to the lead the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA title, dominating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Lakers in the Finals.
During that playoff run to the title Malone coined the phrase _ ‘Fo, Fo, Fo’ _ meaning the Sixers would sweep every opponent on their way to the ’83 title. The Sixers actually went Fo, Fi, Fo…. losing only one game during the playoffs.
Pieces of a Dream, the Philadelphia based jazz group, produced a hit song ‘Fo, Fi, Fo’, honoring Moses, Doctor J., and the Sixers. For some reason Malone is not mentioned with the greatest big men in the history of the game, Kareem, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal and Bill Russell, but he should be in the conversation. Posted below are highlights of Malone’s storied career.