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first_imgMoses Malone (with basketball) outplayed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the 1983 finals as his 76ers swept Jabbar’s Lakers.Named MVP of the Finals, Malone’s fellow starters included team captain leader Julius “Dr J.” Erving at small forward, Mark Iavaroni at power forward, and the backcourt tandem of Maurice Cheeks (point guard) and Andrew Toney (shooting guard). Malone was acquired from the Houston Rockets for a draft pick and a sign-and-trade of Caldwell Jones, who played Center for the Sixers along with Darryl Dawkins prior to Malone’s arrival. The Sixers had traded Dawkins to the then-New Jersey Nets during the offseason.Malone immediately fit in, helping the Sixers to a dominant 65-17 regular season, in which he was named the league’s MVP. Erving, in turn, was MVP of the All-Star Game. Prior to his MVP-winning performance in the Finals, Malone famously predicted how the series would go for the Sixers: “Fo-fo-fo,” i.e., four-four-four, meaning the Sixers would sweep all three best-of-seven series en route to the title. He was close: The Sixers swept the New York Knicks 4-0 in the opening round, but took five games to dispatch the Milwaukee Bucks in the second. Then, they dominated their longstanding rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers, 4-0, to win the championship.The Chairman and the Doctor: Moses Malone (L) with Julius “Dr. J” Erving during their glorious 1982-83 season.The 1982-83 Sixers were a dynasty in the making, but it was not to be. The arrival of Dennis Johnson to the Boston Celtics, along with the development of then-youngsters Larry Bird and Kevin McHale into bona fide superstars, catapulted the Boston Celtics into remaining the true Beast of the East for the rest of the decade.That great Sixers team went out not with a bang but with a whimper, slowly fading back into mediocrity, with its aging stars fading away.Malone played a dozen more seasons, culminating with a year in 1995 in San Antonio, where he helped mentor David Robinson – who emerged into a superstar in his own right.Ironically, Caldwell Jones and Darryl Dawkins, like Malone, both died within the past year, also far too young. The details are still a bit murky, but the basketball world was stunned on the morning of September 13 to learn about the sudden passing of one of its greatest players ever, Moses Malone, at age 60.Even as he was named one of the 50 Greatest NBA Players of All Time, Malone in some ways remains underrated. Though a couple of inches short of 7 feet, Malone was a wide-bodied center who, like Wes Unseld, often established his presence in the paint and dominated players several inches taller.The “Chairman of the Boards,” as Malone was known, for his unparalleled rebounding prowess, in 1983 brought the Philadelphia 76ers its second championship ever – the first coming in 1967 to a squad led by the great Wilt Chamberlain, only one of two NBA centers ever (the other being Bill Russell) who, in this writer’s opinion, could legitimately be ranked higher than Malone. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more