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Moses Malone
Malone in 2009
Personal information
Born (1955-03-23)March 23, 1955
Petersburg, Virginia
Died September 13, 2015(2015-09-13) (aged 60)
Norfolk, Virginia
High school Petersburg (Petersburg, Virginia)
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 1974 / Undrafted
Pro career 1974–1995
Career history
1974–1975 Utah Stars (ABA)
1975–1976 Spirits of St. Louis (ABA)
1976 Buffalo Braves
1976–1982 Houston Rockets
1982–1986 Philadelphia 76ers
1986–1988 Washington Bullets
1988–1991 Atlanta Hawks
1991–1993 Milwaukee Bucks
1993–1994 Philadelphia 76ers
1994–1995 San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (1983)
  • NBA Finals MVP (1983)
  • 3× NBA Most Valuable Player (1979, 1982–1983)
  • 12× NBA All-Star (1978–1989)
  • 2× ABA All-Star (1975–1976)
  • 4× All-NBA First Team (1979, 1982–1983, 1985)
  • 4× All-NBA Second Team (1980–1981, 1984, 1987)
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team (1983)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1979)
  • ABA All-Rookie Team (1975)
  • 6× NBA rebounding leader (1979, 1981–1985)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • ABA All-Time Team
  • No. 24 retired by Houston Rockets
Career NBA statistics
Points 29,580 (20.6 ppg)
Rebounds 17,834 (12.2 rpg)
Assists 1,936 (1.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Moses Eugene Malone (March 23, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1974 through 1995. He was a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Malone played for the Buffalo Braves (1976), the Houston Rockets (1976-1982), the Philadelphia 76ers (1982-1986; 1993-1994), the Washington Wizards (1986-1988), the Atlanta Hawks (1988-1991), the Milwaukee Bucks (1991-1993), and the San Antonio Spurs (1994-1995). He was a three-time NBA Most Valuable Player.

Malone died suddenly from heart disease in Norfolk, Virginia at the age of 60.


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