John Starks to receive Moses Malone NBRPA Service Award

john-starks-fingerRetired NBA guard John Starks has been selected to receive the Moses Malone NBRPA Service Award, said the organization.

On November 20-22, The Legends Fantasy Weekend will take place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, pairing the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

During the weekend, the NBRPA will host its annual Legends Philanthropy Awards Gala on Saturday, November 21, featuring a star-studded line-up of remarkable players who made the game faster and more exciting.

NBRPA plans to honor some of the country’s greatest athletes their contributions both on and off the playing court. Starks was selected as the recipient of its 2015 Moses Malone NBRPA Service Award.

Former guard with the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, and most notably, the New York Knicks, John Starks has been an integral serviceman to the New York area during and long after his playing days were over.

Starks established the “3 Point Scholarship Program” to assist New York and Tulsa area high school students in their pursuit of a college degree. His foundation provides community programs focused on furthering the educational, recreational, and career development of children and families.

Starks played for the New York Knicks for 8 years, helping the team to reach the NBA playoffs in those 8 seasons. In 1993-1994 season, Starks helped the Knicks to reach the NBA Finals, where the Knicks faced the Houston Rockets.

He played 866 NBA games (420 started), scoring 10829 points (12.5 ppg), grabbing 2129 rebounds (2.5 rpg), and dishing out 3085 assists (3.6 apg). Starks had his best season with the Knicks in 93-94, averaging career best 19 ppg, 5.9 apg, and appearing in the 93-94 NBA All-Star game.

Currently, Starks works for the NY Knicks as an alumnus official and provides analysis on MSG Network for Knicks games.


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