Baller of the Day: Moses Malone

» July 31, 2008 6:00 AM | By Brandon Hoffman

Moses Malone

Career Statistics

20.6 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 1.4 APG, 49 FG%, 77 FT%

“One of the game’s all-time great centers, Moses Malone was a relentless rebounder and effective scorer who made the jump from high school to a pro career that lasted 21 years. The third-leading rebounder and sixth-leading scorer in combined NBA/ABA history, he was honored in 1996-97 as a member of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

At the age of 19, when he was a lean and lanky 6-10 man-child, Malone had no trouble making the jump from Petersburg (Va.) High School to the Utah Stars of the ABA. Playing forward until he filled out enough to take the pounding at center, Malone was an immediate success in the ABA, averaging over 18 points and 14 rebounds as a rookie.

Malone’s roster of achievements is lengthy. He was the NBA Most Valuable Player in 1979, 1982 and 1983; an All-NBA First Team selection in 1979, 1982, 1983 and 1985; a six-time All-NBA Second Team choice; a six-time NBA rebounding champ; a 12-time NBA All-Star from 1978 through 1989; winner of an NBA Championship in 1983; NBA Finals MVP in 1983; an NBA All-Defensive First Team selection in 1983; an NBA All-Defensive Second Team pick in 1979; an ABA All-Rookie Team selection in 1975; and an ABA All-Star in 1976.” [Read]

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[Sources: NBA.com, YouTube, Basketball-reference.com]


3 Responses to “Baller of the Day: Moses Malone”

  1. Mo Sweat Says:

    ¡Great blog!, I’m from Spain and I found this blog searching about Moses in Google. I have a blog in spanish called Fo Fo Fo (Moses take us to the promised land), blog’s tittle honored my all-time favorite player, Moses Malone.
    Excuse me for my english, no is all good that I want.

  2. A-Train Says:

    LOL

    Moses was like a bigger Charles Oakley with better skills.

  3. Mo Sweat Says:

    Yes, better skills, better moves at low post, better offensive rebounder and better player at last.
    Moses is one of the best players of all-time and a lot of people don’t know like Kareem, Wilt, Shaq or Hakeem, is the best offensive rebounder of all-time, one of the best rebounders and one of the best offensive centers playin’ at the low post.

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