The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

3. Moses Malone

Accomplishments (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 10x All-Star, 2x MVP, 1x Finals MVP, 7x All-NBA, 1x All-Defense, 5x Rebounding Leader, 1x Champion
Team(s): Rockets, 76ers, Bullets, Hawks
Stats (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 24.5 PPG 13.2 RPG 1.5 APG 0.9 SPG 1.4 BPG
'80s Highlights 

Moses is the original gangster of "straight outta high school" pros. He was a beast. A center's center so to speak. He had supreme rebounding skills (emphasis on offensive boards), could score in the post multiple ways and was a gritty defender. The god averaged 31 and 15 during the '82 season with the Rockets. He turned that season into a nice contract with the 76ers.

That decision proved to be the right one as Malone helped the '83 Sixers reach the promise land. He even predicted that they wouldn't lose in the playoffs with his, "Fo, Fo, Fo" quote. He was almost right, Philly only lost one game on their way to a championship.

blog comments powered by Disqus