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Michael Jordan vs. Moses Malone Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Moses Malone and Michael Jordan that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

Who scored more points in his career? Who averaged more points in playoffs? Who won more championships? Who led the season more times? Who won more MVP awards? Those questions and many more, are answered here. It includes NBA Championships, seasons, playoffs, awards, statistical data for points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and percentages.

Head-To-Head Career Comparison

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2018-19
Michael Jordan:
1985 to 2003
Moses Malone:
1977 to 1995

NBA Championships and Seasons

Michael Jordan 6
Moses Malone 1
Michael Jordan 15
Moses Malone 19
Michael Jordan 13
Moses Malone 12
Michael Jordan 14
Moses Malone 12

Honors and Awards

Michael Jordan 5
Moses Malone 3
Michael Jordan 6
Moses Malone 1
Michael Jordan 10
Moses Malone 4
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Michael Jordan 11
Moses Malone 8
Michael Jordan 9
Moses Malone 1
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Michael Jordan 9
Moses Malone 2
Michael Jordan 1
Moses Malone 0
*
Michael Jordan 10
Moses Malone 0
Michael Jordan 0
Moses Malone 6
Michael Jordan 3
Moses Malone 0
Michael Jordan 1
Moses Malone 0
* Notes: Defensive Player of The Year is awarded since 1982-83.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Michael Jordan 30.1
Moses Malone 20.6

Michael Jordan 6.2
Moses Malone 12.2

Michael Jordan 5.3
Moses Malone 1.4

Michael Jordan 2.3
Moses Malone 0.8

Michael Jordan 0.8
Moses Malone 1.3

Totals Stats

Michael Jordan 32,292
Moses Malone 27,409

Michael Jordan 6,672
Moses Malone 16,212

Michael Jordan 5,633
Moses Malone 1,796

Michael Jordan 2,514
Moses Malone 1,089

Michael Jordan 893
Moses Malone 1,733

Michael Jordan 1,072
Moses Malone 1,329

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Michael Jordan .497
Moses Malone .491

3-Point Percentage
Michael Jordan .327
Moses Malone .100

*
Free Throw Percentage
Michael Jordan .835
Moses Malone .769

Best Season (no game minimum)

Michael Jordan 37.1
(1987)
Moses Malone 31.1
(1982)

Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)
Moses Malone 17.6
(1979)

Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)
Moses Malone 1.8
(1980)

Michael Jordan 3.2
(1988)
Moses Malone 1.1
(1983)

Michael Jordan 1.6
(1988)
Moses Malone 2.2
(1977)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Michael Jordan 33.4
Moses Malone 22.1

Michael Jordan 6.4
Moses Malone 13.8

Michael Jordan 5.7
Moses Malone 1.4

Michael Jordan 2.1
Moses Malone 0.9

Michael Jordan 0.9
Moses Malone 1.6

Totals Stats

Michael Jordan 5,987
Moses Malone 2,077

Michael Jordan 1,152
Moses Malone 1,295

Michael Jordan 1,022
Moses Malone 136

Michael Jordan 376
Moses Malone 84

Michael Jordan 158
Moses Malone 151

Michael Jordan 179
Moses Malone 94

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Michael Jordan .487
Moses Malone .479

3-Point Percentage
Michael Jordan .332
Moses Malone .143

*
Free Throw Percentage
Michael Jordan .828
Moses Malone .762

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Michael Jordan 43.7
(1986)
Moses Malone 26.8
(1981)

Michael Jordan 7.9
(1997)
Moses Malone 20.5
(1979)

Michael Jordan 8.5
(1985)
Moses Malone 3.3
(1982)

Michael Jordan 2.8
(1990)
Moses Malone 1.5
(1983)

Michael Jordan 2.3
(1987)
Moses Malone 4.0
(1979)

Notes: * Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
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