3. Moses Malone
High School: Petersburg (Petersburg, VA)
Accomplishments: 1x NBA Champion, 1x Finals MVP, 3x NBA MVP, 4x All-NBA, 12x All-Star, NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
Teams: Braves (Clippers), Rockets, 76ers, Bullets, Hawks, Bucks, Spurs
Career Stats: 20.6 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.3 BPG
The Moses of less biblical proportions, but don't tell that to Sixers fans. Instead of parting waters, he was parting post-defenders with his supreme rebounding and scoring ability. Malone was the archetypical center, enforcing his will upon opponents under the basket. His 587 offensive rebounds in the 1978-79 season and 6,731 career offensive rebounds are still NBA all-time records.
His late-70s, early-80s years are still the stuff of legend. Malone ended his stay in Houston in 1982 with his second MVP season, where he averaged 31.1 points and 14.7 rebounds per game. He then went to Philly where he joined Dr. J to form one of the NBA's fiercest duos ever. It was a success with the 76ers going "fo', fi', fo'" instead of "fo', fo', fo'" on their way to the championship. And Moses became the only player in NBA history to win back-to-back MVPs for two different teams. It was the '80s, shorts were high, and Malone became one of the greatest centers of all-time.