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Encyclopedia > Moses Malone
Moses Malone
Position CenterForward
Height ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born March 23, 1955 (1955-03-23) (age 52)
Flag of Virginia Petersburg, Virginia
Draft ABA Dispersal Draft, 1976
Pro career 1974–1995
Former teams Utah Stars (ABA) (1974–1975)
Spirit of St. Louis (1975–1976)
Buffalo Braves (NBA) (1976–1977)
Houston Rockets (1976–1982)
Philadelphia 76ers (1982–1986)
Washington Bullets (1986–1988)
Atlanta Hawks (1988–1991)
Milwaukee Bucks (1991–1993)
Philadelphia 76ers (1993–1994)
San Antonio Spurs (1994–1995)
Awards 3-time NBA MVP
3-time Sporting News NBA MVP
1-time NBA Champion
1-time NBA Finals MVP
11-time All-Star
Hall of Fame 2001


Moses Eugene Malone (born March 23, 1955 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player who also played in the American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as on the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets. Malone played 21 seasons in the NBA. Before retiring from basketball, he was the last ABA participant to still be playing in the NBA. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... 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High school and ABA

Right after graduating from Petersburg High School, Malone moved to the ABA, being drafted by the Utah Stars in 1974, after signing a letter of intent to play at the University of Maryland. He was the first basketball player to jump straight from high school into the professional leagues. Petersburg High School is located in Petersburg, Virginia. ... The Utah Stars was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. // The Anaheim Amigos, based in Anaheim, California, began play in the fall of 1967, in the Anaheim Convention Center. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ...


In two seasons in the ABA, Malone averaged 17.2 points and 13.9 rebounds per game. He played with the Stars and the Spirits of St. Louis. The Spirits of St. ...


NBA career

After the ABA was merged with the NBA, Malone became a member of the Buffalo Braves, having been selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the ABA dispersal draft but traded to the Braves after the draft. After a short period of time there, he was shipped to the Houston Rockets. He caused an immediate impact in Houston, helping make the franchise a respectable one and reaching the 1981 NBA Finals, where they lost in six games to Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics. Malone had been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player two seasons earlier, in 1978-79. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... A dispersal draft is a process in professional sports for assigning players to a new team when their current team folds, consolidates with another team, or for some other reason ceases to exist. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Incorporated June 5, 1837 Government  - Mayor Bill White Area  - City  601. ... The 1981 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1980-1981 NBA season. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... The 1978-79 NBA Season was the 33rd season of the National Basketball Association. ...


76ers' savior

After averaging 31 points per game in the 1981-82 season, Malone again won the MVP award. He was, however, traded to the Sixers over the course of the next summer. In Philadelphia, he teamed up with Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks, and Bobby Jones, among others, to win his only NBA championship when the Sixers swept Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1983 NBA Finals. Said head coach Billy Cunningham, "The difference from last year was Moses" (the Lakers had beaten the Sixers in the 1982 NBA Finals). Malone was named MVP of the 1983 Finals, as well as league MVP for the third time. Before the 1983 playoffs began, Malone made the famous prediction characterized by the phrase "fo' fo' fo'"--as in "four, four, four"--claiming that the Sixers would sweep through the playoffs in the minimum 12 games. However, the Sixers lost one game to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals. Still, the Sixers' 12-1 record in the playoffs is one of the most dominant playoff run in NBA history (the Lakers went 15-1 in 2001 in the extended four-round playoff format). The 1981-82 NBA Season was the 36th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Maurice Edward Cheeks (born September 8, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois) is the current head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, having been hired on May 23, 2005. ... For the currently active professional basketball player named Bobby Jones, see Bobby Jones (Washington Huskies). ... Earvin Johnson, Jr. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... William John Billy Cunningham (born June 3, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pro basketball player, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid, and coach. ... The 1983 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1982-1983 season. ... Sweep may be any of the following: Look up Sweep in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Post-championship years

Prior to the 1986-87 season, he was traded to the Bullets, but not before playing one season with legend in the making Charles Barkley. Once again, Malone helped his team reach a level of respectability with the Bullets, as they reached the NBA playoffs during the two seasons that Malone played with them. Malone then went on to star alongside Dominique Wilkins and Spud Webb on the Mike Fratello-coached Atlanta Hawks of 1988-89 and 1989-90. The 1986-87 NBA Season was the 41st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... Spud Webb in the 1986 Slam Dunk Contest Anthony Jerome Spud Webb (born July 13, 1963 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former NBA basketball player. ... Mike Fratello (born February 24, 1947 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States) is a professional basketball coach. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The 1988-89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1989-90 NBA Season was the 44th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Malone then went on to the Milwaukee Bucks after the 1990-91 season, remaining there until the summer of 1993. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1990-91 NBA Season was the 45th season of the National Basketball Association. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Malone then rejoined the Sixers for a short period of time, participating with Manute Bol in what would be an injury plagued 1993-94 season. In 1994, he was sent to the Spurs, where he played the back-up center role behind superstar David Robinson. 1994-95 was his last season in the NBA. During the final game of his NBA career in a game against the Charlotte Hornets, he hit a buzzer-beating three-point shot from the opposing free throw line, eighty feet away from the goal. It was only the eighth three-pointer of his career. He played just 17 games for the Spurs, all in November and December of 1994. Manute Bol (born October 16, 1962) is a Sudanese-born basketball player and activist. ... The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965 in Key West, Florida) is a former NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Malone wore several different jersey numbers in his career, among them #2 with the Sixers, Hawks, and Spurs, #4 with the Bullets, #8 with the Bucks, #13 with the Spirits, #22 with the Stars, and #24 with the Rockets.


Career accomplishments

  • Malone helped his high school team to win 50 games in a row, and achieve a number of state championships.
  • Malone became the first player in NBA history to earn five consecutive rebounding titles after the 1984-1985 season, when he averaged 13 rebounds per game.
  • He did not foul out during his final 1,212 games - the longest streak of games played without a disqualification [1].
  • He is second only to Karl Malone in overall (NBA & ABA) free throws made, with a total of 9,018 and to Wilt Chamberlain in overall (NBA & ABA) free throws attempted, with a total of 11,090.
  • Malone was named one of the NBA's 50 greatest players in 1997. In 2001, he was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Since the NBA started tracking offensive and defensive rebounds separately in 1973-74 Malone has the most number of offensive rebounds (6,731).
  • He has played more seasons (21) in the NBA/ABA than any other player.
  • He is eighth all time, in games played (1,329) and tenth in minutes played (45,071)
  • He is 13th in field goal attempts (19,225) in the NBA
  • He was the NBA Most Valuable Player in 1979, 1982 and 1983.
  • He was the Sporting News NBA MVP in 1979, 1982, and 1983

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Lifetime statistics

  • Games: 1,329
  • Points: 27,409
  • PPG: 20.6
  • RPG: 12.2
  • APG: 1.4
  • BLK: 1,733
  • FG%: .491
  • FT%: .769

Trivia

  • During the latter years of his basketball career he was known for wearing thick sports goggles during games.
  • His career was so long that he was able to play on the same team as Rick Barry (Houston in 1979 and 1980) and later played on the same team as Rick's son, Jon Barry (Milwaukee in 1992 and 1993).
  • Malone is the only player ever to be traded following an MVP season (from Houston to Philadelphia).
  • Malone's son Michael Malone was signed by the Miami Dolphins for a potential roster spot.
  • Tutored Hakeem Olajuwon during offseason pickup games while Olajuwon was still a collegian and is credited with helping the young center to make huge strides in his abilities.
  • Has had his number retired by two teams: #24 with the Houston Rockets, and #2 with the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers have actually not had an official ceremony to retire Malone's number, but it has been removed from usage.
  • Malone is one of only three players in NBA history to average 20 points and 10 rebounds in a season with three different teams (Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O'Neal are the others.), and is the only player ever to do it with four teams. George McGinnis also accomplished this feat, but one of the seasons came while playing in the ABA (American Basketball Association).
  • In one of Strong Bad's emails (in the Homestar Runner series), one method of getting his best friend The Cheat to sleep is to tell him a bedtime story involving The Cheat and Moses Malone.

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Notes

  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/history/records/regular_miscellaneous.html

Further reading

  • Heisler, Mark (2003). Giants: The 25 Greatest Centers of All Time. Chicago: Triumph Books. ISBN 1-57243-577-1. 

External links

  • Career Stats
  • More Career Stats
  • Malone's Biography on the official NBA site
  • Moses Malone's NBA basketball cards
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James Jimmy Jones (born January 4, 1945 in Tallulah, Louisiana) is an American former professional basketball player who was a six-time All-Star in the now-defunct American Basketball Association. ... Frederick L. Lewis (born July 1, 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player. ... Maurice Lucas (born 18 February 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American basketball player, and current assistant coach with the National Basketball Associations Portland Trail Blazers. ... George F. McGinnis (born August 12, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former pro basketball player. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert Netolicky (born August 2, 1942 in San Francisco, California) is a retired American basketball player. ... William Edward Bill Paultz (born July 30, 1948) is a former professional basketball player nicknamed The Whopper and standing 611. 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