HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #16 Moses Malone

  Moses Malone was a brute on the boards, a scoring machine, a Champion, and a MVP on three separate occasions. He left nothing on the table when he retired. (Malone is one of only nine players to win three or more MVP awards, one of eight if we take away ABA designations.) The Chairman of The Boards leaves behind one heck of a legacy; a six time rebounding champ, the all time leader in …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #40 Elvin Hayes

  The Big E did big ol things for the Bullets. He led them to the Finals his first year in the uniform (74-75) and along with Wes Unseld and Bob Dandridge brought home the Championship in 1978. During the 1978 playoffs, Hayes led the team in points, rebounds, and blocks but did not win the Finals MVP award. Hayes is one of those rare players who has better numbers across the board in the …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #48 Wes Unseld

How many players have won Rookie of the Year? How many have won MVP? How many have won both in the same season? (The answer is two, Wilt Chamberlain and Wes Unseld.) That’s right Wes Unseld won a MVP award his rookie season. . . Unseld standing only 6′ 7″ was a vicious rebounder, a bull on the court, pre-dating both the Worm and the Round Mound of Rebound. He was awarded Finals MVP in 1978 …

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