Charles Barkley says Moses Malone was ‘like a dad’ to him

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NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley opened up about the decision of the Philadelphia 76ers to trade Moses Malone back in 1986.

Barkley was disappointed when he learned that the Sixers had traded away Malone, as he believed he still had so much to learn from the veteran.

“Moses was gonna be a great mentor, because Moses was like a dad to me. That was the beginning of the end, where I could have actually had a really good team. That wrecked my entire Philadelphia career. That was the biggest disaster of my career plain and simple,” Barkley told Zach Lowe on a recent appearance on “The Lowe Post Show” podcast.