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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — After unveiling a statue in his honor Friday morning, the Sixers retired Moses Malone’s No. 2 jersey during halftime of their game vs. the Denver Nuggets the same night.
Malone’s banner is outlined with the names of every Sixer he played with during his career.
The Philadelphia 76ers are paying tribute to the late Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball’s most ferocious rebounders, with a sculpture and a jersey retirement ceremony.
The Sixers unveiled the sculpture Friday morning at their practice facility in Camden.
Malone was a 13-time All-Star, Hall of Fame inductee and a member of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. In 1983, he helped the Sixers roll through the playoffs and sweep the Lakers — the last time they won a championship.
He returned to the Sixers for the 1993-1994 season.
He died in 2015.
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