Atlanta Hawks: 15 Best Dunkers of All-Time

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Moses Malone, Atlanta Hawks
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125. . C. (1988-91). Moses Malone. 12. player

Big man Moses Malone is one of a few Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers to grace this list. He spent three seasons with the Hawks in the latter part of his career. In seasons prior, he won the 1982-83 NBA Championship with the Philadelphia 76ers.

He also earned the NBA Finals MVP Award for his play that postseason. Malone would hit free agency and arrived in Atlanta to begin the 1988-89 season, his 12th year in the NBA.

Malone was a burden to bear in the post for every opponent he faced. Whether it was a sky-hook or a dunk, just know he was scoring on you at all costs. The three-time NBA MVP kept his All-Star appearance streak intact upon his arrival in Atlanta.

He made his last and final All-Star Game, his 12th in a row, by producing 20.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals per contest during the 1988-89 season.

In three seasons, Malone anchored the Hawks to two postseason appearances. With his 6-foot-10 frame, he was a solid force alongside “The Human Highlight Film” Dominique Wilkins. Wilkins put up 26.2 points per contest himself with Malone in the rotation.

Malone’s prowess around the rim gave him a 10.7 win share before it was all said and done that year. The following season, Wilkins begin to take over that category, but Malone still made his presence felt down low for two more seasons in Atlanta.