Monday, October 26, 2015
Moses Malone Passes Away
Moses Malone at the age of 60. I wanted to throw a few thoughts out there. Malone was a dominating player who played 20 seasons averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds for his career. The three-time league MVP (one-time Finals MVP) made his money on the offensive boards. He led the league in offensive rebounds nine times and is the all-time career leader in that category (3rd overall in total rebounds). He was also a master of getting to the free throw line landing second on the all-time free throws attempted and free throws made lists only behind Karl Malone. Moses will routinely show up in the top 10 of the all-time NBA greats lists and it is well deserved. He was a beast underneath. Not a guy that was going to look for a jump shot he did his best work underneath scrapping for rebounds and the put back. Moses made the all-star team 13 times and was first team all-pro 6 times and second team all-pro 5 times. He should never be overlooked when talking about all-time great centers in the NBA I was very sad to hear of his passing and he is one of my favorites players and it is a shame he died too young.