Moses Eugene Malone was an American basketball player who played as a center in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1974 through 1995. He named as the MVP three times and was a 12-time NBA All-Star and an eight-time All-NBA Team selection. Malone won his only NBA championship in 1983 when he was both the league and Finals MVP with the Philadelphia 76ers
The Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association (ABA) selected Malone in the third round of the 1974 ABA Draft, he later played for Spirits of St. Louis.
He played 2 games for the Buffalo Braves in the NBA before being traded to the Houston Rockets due to his lack of playing time, He finished his first season averaging 13.2 points per game with 13.1 rebounds per game, He set a then-NBA record with 437 offensive rebounds in a season.
He made his first All-star game appearance in 1978 in just his second season.
In the 1978-79 season, he established himself as one of the best players in the league, leading the league in rebounds and winning the NBA Most Valuable Player award, On February 9, 1979, he grabbed a career-high 37 rebounds versus the New Orleans Jazz.
He signed an offer sheet of six-years for $13.2 million with Philadelphia on September 2, 1982, where he won his first and only championship ring in 1983.
He later played for the Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks and returned to Philadelphia before finishing his career with the San Antonio Spurs.
His number(24) was retired by the Houston Rockets.