Moses Malone Rumors
“I went after rebounds, too,” he said. “That’s part of your job. Him not hunting down those damn rebounds, they wouldn’t be on this win streak they’re on. You could say Moses Malone hunted rebounds, that he threw the ball up off the glass to get offensive rebounds. Social media, Twitter, and a lot of sportswriters who really don’t know the game have access to players. I tell you what – Beal likes playing with him. He’s not taking away from Beal. Beal’s still getting 30 points a night. Fat Lever (10th all-time in career triple-doubles, with 43) played with Danny Schayes and Blair Rassumussen and all those guys. I bet you Westbrook wouldn’t stop Dennis Rodman from leading the league in rebounding. Rebounding is about contact, especially if you’re offensive rebounding.” Added Walker, “You can’t be selfish getting triple-doubles. You would be doing him a disservice as a coach if you told him not to be aggressive. If he doesn’t play hard, he’s not a good basketball player.”
StatMuse: Centers with 30+ points and 10+ free-throw attempts per game in a season: – Wilt Chamberlain (7x) – Walt Bellamy – Moses Malone – Joel Embiid this season Embiid is the only one shooting 80%+ from the line. pic.twitter.com/p7c9lQkM65
Michael Scotto: Chris Paul is the third player to be an All-Star on four different teams, joining Moses Malone and Shaquille O’Neal. CP3 leads the NBA in free throw percentage (.972), ranks sixth in assists per game (8.5) and 14th in win shares (3.7). Big reason why Suns are fourth in the West. pic.twitter.com/gVSf9KAhge
He also set a record for most points by an undrafted player in the common draft era (1966 and after), surpassing Moses Malone’s 53 points on Feb. 2, 1982, according to Elias Sports Bureau. “I’m very humbled and honored to be in the same sentence as both of those guys – just a special night a on a lot of different levels,” VanVleet said. After he made his first shot, he said, “I just tried to keep my foot on the gas”
Tim Bontemps: Now Fred VanVleet has hit another layup, not only giving him the Raptors franchise record of 54 points but also, according to Elias Sports Bureau (per @ESPNStatsInfo) he also now has the most points ever in a single game by an undrafted player, passing Moses Malone (53).
Justin Kubatko: The @Indiana Pacers Domantas Sabonis is the fifth player since the ABA-NBA merger to open a season with 15 consecutive double-doubles: ✅ Bill Walton, 1976-77 ✅ Moses Malone, 1981-82 ✅ Kevin Love, 2011-12 ✅ Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2019-20 ✅ Sabonis, 2020-21 pic.twitter.com/DhUrpZzYs1