Moses Eugene Malone was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association from 1974 through 1995. A center, he was named the NBA Most Valuable Player three times, was a 12-time NBA All-Star and an eight-time All-NBA Team selection. Malone led the Philadelphia 76ers to an NBA championship in 1983, winning both the league and Finals MVP. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2001. Malone began his professional career out of high school after he was selected in the third round of the 1974 ABA Draft by the Utah Stars. He was named an ABA All-Star as a rookie and played two seasons in the league until it merged with the NBA in 1976. He landed in the NBA with the Buffalo Braves, who traded him after two games to the Houston Rockets. Malone became a five-time All-Star in six seasons with the Rockets.
|Born:||March 23, 1955, Petersburg, Virginia|
|Died:||September 13, 2015, Norfolk, Virginia|
|Listed height:||6 ft 10 in|
|Listed weight:||215 lb|
|High school:||Petersburg (Petersburg, Virginia)|
|NBA draft:||1974 / Round: 3 / Pick, Utah Stars|
About Moses Malone
Hall of Fame power forward/center and 3-time NBA MVP who in 1974 became the first player to go straight from high school to the NBA.
He broke his commitment to play for the University of Maryland so he could play in the NBA.
He won an NBA Championship with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1983 and was named Finals MVP.
He married Alfreda Malone. His son Michael Earl Malone was born on March 9, 1984.
He played alongside Julius Erving on the 1983 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers.
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