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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Yearbook, Aug. 29: Moses Malone's big deal

By Patrick Dorsey



Aug. 29, 1974: On this day 38 years ago, Moses Malone decided to cut class. Forever. Instead, the Maryland-bound big man went to New York City and signed (for a reported $3 million) with team president Jim Collier (pictured) and the Utah Stars of the ABA -- making him the first basketball player ever to jump from high school to the pros.