Moses Malone

Basketball Player Moses Malone

Full Name: Moses Eugene Malone
Profession: Basketball Player

United States of America

Biography: Moses Malone is regarded as one of the best centers in ABA / NBA history.

He played 2 seasons in the ABA (including All Star status in 1974 as a rookie) until the merger with the NBA in 1976, and gained most of his success in a 10 year period with the Houston Rockets (1976-82) and then the Philadelphia 76ers (1982-86).

He was the NBA Most Valuable Player in 1979, 1982 and 1983 and also NBA Finals MVP in leading the 76ers to an NBA Championship in 1983.

Malone was a 12-time NBA All-Star (1978–1989) and 4-time All-NBA First Team nominee in 1979, 1982, 1983 and 1985.

He led the NBA in rebounding six times, resulting in his famous nickname, the "Chairman of the Boards". Malone finished his career as the all-time leader in offensive rebounds after leading both the ABA and NBA in the category a combined nine times.

He was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2001 and his jersey numbers have been retired by both the Rockets and 76ers.

Born: March 23, 1955
Birthplace: Petersburg, Virginia, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries

Died: September 13, 2015 (aged 60)
Cause of Death: Hypertensive and atherosclerotic heart disease

Historical Events

  • 1990-11-03 Atlanta Hawks' center Moses Malone sets an NBA record for free throws made in a career by hitting 7-of-9 in a 121-120 win over Indiana Pacers at the Omni; passes Oscar Robinson's record (7,694)

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