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. more...
Full Name: Moses Eugene Malone Born: 3/23/55 in Petersburg, Va. High School: Petersburg (Va.) Drafted by: ABA's Utah Stars, 1974 (third round) Transactions: Contract sold to Spirits of St. Louis, 12/2/75; Drafted by Portland Trail Blazers in ABA dispersal, 8/5/76; Traded to Buffalo Braves, 10/18/76; Traded to Houston Rockets, 10/24/76; Signed with Philadelphia 76ers, 9/2/82; Rockets matched offer, traded Malone to 76ers, 9/15/82; Traded to Washington Bullets, 6/16/86; Signed with Atlanta, 8/16/88; Signed with Milwaukee Bucks, 7/10/91; Signed with 76ers, 8/12/93; Signed with San Antonio Spurs, 8/10/94
Height: 6-10 Weight: 260 lbs. Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2001); NBA champion (1983); NBA Finals MVP (1983); NBA MVP (1979, '82, '83); All-NBA First Team (1979, '82, '83, '85); All-NBA Second Team (1980, '81, '84, '87); All-Defensive First Team (1983); All-Defensive Second Team (1979); 12-time All-Star (1978-89); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).