Sixers to retire Moses Malone's number

The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Friday that the team will retire the late Moses Malone's number 2 during a halftime ceremony on Feb. 8.

The Sixers will also unveil a Moses Malone sculpture on the "76ers Legends Walk" located at the team's training facility in Camden.

"Moses Malone is one of the greatest players in NBA history and he left an incredible mark on the 76ers organization and our fans," said Philadelphia 76ers President of Business Operations Chris Heck.

During Malone's 18 year NBA career the 6'10 center collected three NBA Most Valuable Player awards and 13 All-Star team honors.

Malone appeared in 357 games over five seasons with the Sixers and averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds per game. Malone led the NBA in rebounding three times with Philadelphia, and ranks fifth in NBA history in rebounds with 16,212. Malone won NBA Finals Most Valuable Player during the Sixers' last championship in 1983.

"Moses Malone is one of the NBA's all-time elite players and someone who propelled our organization to great heights," said Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand.

Malone's number will be the ninth retired by the Sixers. All fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Mitchell & Ness Moses Malone t-shirt.