Moses Malone Character Analysis

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As many gamblers from the 1970s, 80s and 90s were quick to learn, players like Moses Malone can have a profound effect on the outcome of free bets or real money wagers. September 13, 2015 will forever be remember as a sad day for NBA fans, owners, coaches and players after hearing the announcement regarding the sudden passing of NBA great Moses Malone at the age of 60 from apparent heart complications.

Malone will forever be remember by his now famous moniker "Chairman of the Board", a title he earned because of his uncanny ability to rebound the ball, especially on the offensive end of the court. Not only was he known as a great player, teammate and leader, he was also known as a great man who became one of the NBA's most important ambassadors.

It has already taken books to chronicle the career and accomplishments of the NBA's fifth best rebounder of all-time. After being offered a scholarship to play college
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He finished the 1976-77 season as the third-best rebounder with 13.1 rebounds per game. That same season, he set the playoff record for offensive rebounds in a game with 15 in an overtime win over the Washington Bullets. The following season saw him lead the league in offensive rebounds despite the fact he missed 23 games with a stress fracture in his foot. These are the kinds of stories that tell the real legend of Moses Malone.

Throughout his career, the statistics grew and the accolades continued pouring in. The 1982-83 season was arguably his best. After moving to the Philadelphia 76ers as a free agent, he led the NBA in rebounding with 15.1 rebounds per games. He also finished fifth in the league in scoring with 24.5 points per game. This amazing season resulted in him being voted the NBA Most Valuable Player for the third time, and NBA All-Defensive First Team. More importantly, he led the Sixers to the NBA Championship while walking away with the NBA Finals MVP

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