Monday September 14th, 2015

Hall of Fame basketball player Moses Malone reportedly saw a doctor about an irregular heart beat less than a week before he died Sunday at the age of 60, best friend Kevin Vergara told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Vergara says that Malone regularly stayed in shape and worked out, so when he felt his heart skip a beat, he decided to consult with a Houston-area doctor. The doctor found nothing wrong but issued a heart monitor to Malone. When he was found dead in his hotel room in Norfolk, Va., Malone was still wearing his heart monitor.

In his career, he averaged 20.6 points per game and 12.2 rebounds while playing for eight teams during his 20-year career. Malone's rebounding prowess earned his the nickname "Chairman of the Boards."

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- Christopher Chavez

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