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Former, current players react to Moses Malone's passing

LOS ANGELES - 1983: Moses Malone #2 of the Philadelphia 76'ers gets interviewed by the media after winning the 1983 NBA Championship against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Forum in Los Angleles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/ NBAE/ Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - 1983: Moses Malone #2 of the Philadelphia 76'ers gets interviewed by the media after winning the 1983 NBA Championship against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Forum in Los Angleles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/ NBAE/ Getty Images)

The NBA world was quick to respond in the wake of reports that Moses Malone, one of the NBA's all-time greats, had passed Sunday at the age of 60.

The news came on the heels of another Philadelphia 76ers icon, Darryl Dawkins, dying just over two weeks ago.

Malone's list of accolades is long and distinguished, but here are a few highlights:

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* He was the first high school player to jump straight to the pros.

* He averaged a double-double over 20 NBA seasons.

* He won three MVPs and made a dozen All-Star teams.

* In 1983, his first year in Philly, he not only won the MVP -- he led the 76ers to an NBA championship and was named Finals MVP.

Here's a look at what people are saying: