Moses Malone (1991 – Hoops #318)

Moses Eugene Malone, “The Chaiman of the Boards” was a Center/Power Forward in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA).  Most of his time in the NBA was spent with the Houston Rockets (1976 – ’82) and the Philadelphia 76ers (1982 – ’86 and 1993, ’94), with a number of stops in between.  Out of High School, (he was one of the first to go to the Pros straight from High School) he was drafted by the Utah Stars of the ABA  (1974 – ’75).  When the ABA-NBA merger took place in 1976, he was drafted by Portland and traded to the Buffalo Braves in time for the 1976 season.   After the fist week of the 1976 season, he was traded, again, from Buffalo to the Houston Rockets.  With the Rockets, he was a 5-time All-Star and the NBAs MVP in 1979.  He also was voted to the All-NBA First Team in ’79 and the Second Team All-Defense the same year.  With Philadelphia, he was a 5-time All-Star and 2-time MVP (1982 and  “83).  Moses was a member of the 1983 NBA Title Team (he was the Finals MVP) and was voted to the All-NBA First Team for both Offense and Defense that same year.  Moses Malone was chosen for the NBA’s 50th  Anniversary All-Time Team and his uniform number (#24) has been retired by the Houston Rockets. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame as a player.

Moses Malone 1991 Hoops # 318


One response to “Moses Malone (1991 – Hoops #318)

  1. Jimmy. You sure have a ton of major league ball players in your collection! To be honest, I am not up on these guys and teams at all but I have heard of Moses Malone before and I knew he played NBA ball but that is all I knew. You sure have alot of info on all these players! Wow!


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