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Sixers unveil Moses Malone sculpture, to retire No. 2 jersey

2 years 3 months 8 hours ago Friday, February 08 2019 Feb 8, 2019 February 08, 2019 11:53 AM February 08, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - 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 New Jersey.

The team will retire Malone's No. 2 jersey in a halftime ceremony at Friday night's game against Denver. The banner they'll raise will have the names of all Malone's teammates stitched into it.

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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