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Bob Brookover: Moses Malone another Sixers great gone too soon

Too young. Too soon. Too sad. That's what crosses your mind first when you wake up on a Sunday morning and find out that Moses Malone has died at the age of 60. Way too young. It was a little more than two weeks ago that we lost Darryl Dawkins, the vibrant, backboard-shattering giant whose departure from the 76ers in 1982 made room for Malone to become the team's missing link to an NBA title. One enormous character gone at the age of 58 and now the lunch-pail legend that followed Chocolate Thunder to Philadelphia is no longer with us, either. Way too soon. The 76ers, a desolate franchise on the court in recent years, now have reason to be overcome with grief off it. The team...