33 Facts About Moses Malone

1. Moses Malone died in his sleep at the age of 60, on the morning of September 13, 2015, at a hotel in Norfolk, Virginia.

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2. Moses Malone dated Leah Nash, whom he had met in 2006, though they did not marry nor live together.

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3. In January 1993, Moses Malone was arrested driving in Galveston, Texas, across Galveston Bay from his wife's home, for having violated a peace bond Alfreda had obtained.

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4. Moses Malone wore down his opponents with his relentless effort and physical play.

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5. Moses Malone is one of just eight players who have been named NBA MVP three or more times.

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6. In 1994, Moses Malone signed with the Spurs, where he was used as a back-up center to David Robinson.

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7. Moses Malone led the Bucks in rebounding and finished second on the team in scoring.

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8. Moses Malone was voted by a fan ballot to the 1989 NBA All-Star Game, which was his 12th straight and final appearance.

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9. Moses Malone was named to his 11th consecutive All-Star Game in 1988.

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10. Moses Malone was named an All-Star, but he was not named to the All-NBA Team, the first time he was not selected since 1978.

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11. Moses Malone ranked seventh in the league in scoring and fourth in rebounding, ending his five-season streak as the NBA rebounding champion.

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12. Moses Malone was voted by a fan ballot to the All-Star team for the eighth time and finished the season with 24.6 ppg, which ranked ninth-best in the league.

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13. Moses Malone was selected again for the All-Star Game, but he was unable to play because of an ankle injury.

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14. Moses Malone scored 22.7 ppg in his second season with Philadelphia and was named to the All-NBA Second Team.

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15. Moses Malone was an All-Star for the sixth consecutive season and earned first-team honors on both the All-NBA and All-Defensive teams.

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16. Moses Malone was named the league MVP for the second straight year, becoming the only NBA player ever to win the award in consecutive seasons with two different teams, a feat matched only by Barry Bonds in the four major American sports leagues.

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17. Moses Malone finished second in scoring to Adrian Dantley (30.7).

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18. Moses Malone was named an All-Star for a third straight season and was named to the All-NBA Second Team.

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19. Moses Malone was voted by fans to start for the East at center in the 1979 NBA All-Star Game.

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20. Moses Malone blocked 2.21 shots per game, the seventh-most in the league.

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21. Moses Malone had already been selected by the NBA's New Orleans Jazz in a December 1975 pre-merger draft for ABA players of undergraduate age.

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22. Moses Malone decided to become The New York Times called him "the first high schooler in modern basketball to go directly to the pros".

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23. Moses Malone was an only child, raised alone by his mother, Mary, who had dropped out of school after finishing the fifth grade.

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24. Moses Malone was nicknamed "Chairman of the Boards" for his rebounding prowess.

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25. Moses Malone led the NBA in rebounding six times, including a then-record five straight seasons.

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26. Moses Malone signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Hawks, earning his 12th straight and final All-Star selection in his first season.

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27. Moses Malone led the Rockets to the NBA Finals in 1981, and won his second MVP award in 1982.

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28. Moses Malone became a five-time All-Star in six seasons with the Rockets.

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29. Moses Malone landed in the NBA with the Buffalo Braves, who traded him after two games to the Houston Rockets.

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30. Moses Malone was named an ABA All-Star as a rookie and played two seasons in the league until it merged with the NBA in 1976.

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31. Moses 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.

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32. Moses Malone was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2001.

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33. Moses Malone won his only NBA championship in 1983, when he was both the league and Finals MVP with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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