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Moses Malone
Moses Malone
Personal information
Born Moses Eugene Malone
March 23, 1955
Petersburg, Virginia
Died September 13, 2015 (aged 60)
Norfolk, Virginia
Nationality U.S. Flag American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 260 lbs (118 kg)
Career information
High school Petersburg
(Petersburg, Virginia)
NBA Draft 1974 / Round: 3
Playing career 1974–1995
Position Center
Career history
1974-1975 Utah Stars
1975–1976 Spirits of St. Louis
1976 Buffalo Braves
19761982 Houston Rockets
19821986 Philadelphia 76ers
19861988 Washington Bullets
19881991 Atlanta Hawks
19911993 Milwaukee Bucks
1993–1994 Philadelphia 76ers
1994–1995 San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards


Moses Eugene Malone (March 23, 1955 – September 13, 2015) was an American basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. He was a 12-time NBA All-Star, 8-time All-ABA Team selection and won an NBA championship with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1983.


Early life

Malone was born in Petersburg, Virginia. He was an only child, raised alone by his mother, Mary. His father was kicked out of their home by his mother due to his alcohol use. Malone's father then moved to Texas.

Malone attended Petersburg High School, where he played basketball.

ABA career

NBA career

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Malone's team won an NBA championship
Led the league
Bold Denotes career highs

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1974-75 Utah (ABA) 83 38.6 .571 .000 .635 14.6 1.0 1.0 1.5 18.8
1975-76 St. Louis (ABA) 43 27.2 .512 .000 .612 9.6 1.3 0.6 0.7 14.3
Template:Nbay Buffalo 2 3.0 .000 .000 .000 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Template:Nbay Houston 80 31.3 .480 .000 .693 13.4 1.1 0.8 2.3 13.5
Template:Nbay Houston 59 35.7 .499 .330 .718 15.0 0.5 0.8 1.3 19.4
Template:Nbay Houston 82* 41.3* .540 .739 17.6* 1.8 1.0 1.5 24.8
Template:Nbay Houston 82 38.3 .502 .000 .719 14.5 1.8 1.0 1.3 25.8
Template:Nbay Houston 80 40.6 .522 .333 .757 14.8* 1.8 1.0 1.9 27.8
Template:Nbay Houston 81 81 42.0 .519 .000 .762 14.7* 1.8 0.9 1.5 31.1
Template:Nbay Philadelphia 78 78 37.5 .501 .000 .761 15.3* 1.3 1.1 2.0 24.5
Template:Nbay Philadelphia 71 71 36.8 .483 .000 .750 13.4* 1.4 1.0 1.5 22.7
Template:Nbay Philadelphia 79 79 37.4 .469 .000 .815 13.1* 1.6 0.8 1.6 24.6
Template:Nbay Philadelphia 74 74 36.6 .458 .000 .787 11.8 1.2 0.9 1.0 23.8
Template:Nbay Washington 73 70 34.1 .454 .000 .824 11.3 1.6 0.8 1.3 24.1
Template:Nbay Washington 79 78 34.1 .487 .286 .788 11.2 1.4 0.7 0.9 20.3
Template:Nbay Atlanta 81 80 35.5 .491 .000 .789 11.8 1.4 1.0 1.2 20.2
Template:Nbay Atlanta 81 81 33.8 .480 .111 .781 10.0 1.6 0.6 1.0 18.9
Template:Nbay Atlanta 82 15 23.3 .468 .000 .831 8.1 0.8 0.4 0.9 10.6
Template:Nbay Milwaukee 82 77 30.6 .474 .375 .786 9.1 1.1 0.9 0.8 15.6
Template:Nbay Milwaukee 11 0 9.5 .310 .000 .774 4.2 0.6 0.1 0.7 4.5
Template:Nbay Philadelphia 55 0 11.2 .440 .000 .769 4.1 0.6 0.2 0.3 5.3
Template:Nbay San Antonio 17 0 8.8 .371 .500 .688 2.7 0.4 0.1 0.2 2.9
Career 1455 784 34.0 .495 .096 .760 12.3 1.3 0.8 1.3 20.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1975 Utah (ABA) 6 39.2 .638 .667 17.5 1.5 0.0 1.5 22.7
1977 Houston 12 43.2 .500 .692 16.9 0.6 1.1 1.8 18.8
1979 Houston 2 39.0 .528 .722 20.5 1.0 0.5 4.0 24.5
1980 Houston 7 39.3 .536 .000 .767 13.9 1.0 0.6 2.3 25.9
1981 Houston 21 45.5 .479 .000 .712 14.5 1.7 0.6 1.6 26.8
1982 Houston 3 45.3 .433 .933 17.0 3.3 0.7 0.7 24.0
1983 Philadelphia 13 40.3 .536 .000 .717 15.8 1.5 1.5 1.9 26.0
1984 Philadelphia 5 42.4 .458 .969 13.8 1.4 0.6 2.2 21.4
1985 Philadelphia 13 13 38.8 .425 .000 .796 10.6 1.8 1.3 1.7 20.2
1987 Washington 3 3 38.0 .447 .952 12.7 1.7 0.0 1.0 20.7
1988 Washington 5 5 39.6 .462 .000 .825 11.2 1.4 0.6 0.8 18.6
1989 Atlanta 5 5 39.4 .500 1.000 .784 12.0 1.8 1.4 0.8 21.0
1991 Atlanta 5 0 16.8 .200 .000 .929 6.2 0.6 0.4 0.2 4.2
Career 100 26 40.3 .487 .143 .756 14.0 1.5 0.8 1.6 22.1