Name
Oscar Robertson

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Born
1938 (84 years old)

Birth Place
Charlotte, Tennessee, U.S.

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Point Guard

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Retired

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6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

Weight
205 lb (93 kg)

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Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938), nicknamed "the Big O", is an American former professional basketball player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Robertson played point guard and was a 12-time All-Star, 11-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in 14 seasons. In 1962, he became the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season (the only player in history besides Russell Westbrook). In the 1970–71 NBA season, he was a key player on the team that brought the Bucks their first NBA title. His playing career, especially during high school and college, was plagued by racism.

Robertson is a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, having been inducted in 1980 for his individual career, and in 2010 as a member of the 1960 United States men's Olympic basketball team and president of the National Basketball Players Association. Also in 1980, Robertson was named to the NBA 35th Anniversary Team. He was again voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. The United States Basketball Writers Association renamed their College Player of the Year Award the Oscar Robertson Trophy in his honor in 1998, and he was one of five people chosen to represent the inaugural National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class in 2006. He was ranked as the 36th best American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN. In October 2021, Robertson was honored as one of the league’s greatest players of all-time by being named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.

Robertson was also an integral part of Robertson v. National Basketball Ass'n of 1970. The landmark NBA antitrust suit, which was filed when Robertson was the president of the NBA Players' Association, led to an extensive reform of the league's strict free agency and draft rules and, subsequently, to higher salaries for all players. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2009.


Career Honours

Basketball Hall of Fame
1980

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1972

Milwaukee Bucks

NBA
1971

Milwaukee Bucks

NBA All Star
1971

Milwaukee Bucks

NBA All Star
1970

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star
1969

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star MVP
1969

Sacramento Kings

All NBA First Team
1969

Sacramento Kings

NBA assists leader
1969

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star
1968

Sacramento Kings

All NBA First Team
1968

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star
1967

Sacramento Kings

All NBA First Team
1967

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star
1966

Sacramento Kings

All NBA First Team
1966

Sacramento Kings

NBA assists leader
1966

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star
1965

Sacramento Kings

All NBA First Team
1965

Sacramento Kings

NBA assists leader
1965

Sacramento Kings

NBA MVP
1964

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star
1964

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star MVP
1964

Sacramento Kings

All NBA First Team
1964

Sacramento Kings

NBA assists leader
1964

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star
1963

Sacramento Kings

All NBA First Team
1963

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star
1962

Sacramento Kings

All NBA First Team
1962

Sacramento Kings

NBA assists leader
1962

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star
1961

Sacramento Kings

NBA All Star MVP
1961

Sacramento Kings

All NBA First Team
1961

Sacramento Kings

NBA Rookie of the year
1961

Sacramento Kings

NBA assists leader
1961

Sacramento Kings

Olympics Gold
1960

United States Basketball

Pan American Games
1959

United States Basketball


Career Milestones


NBA 56 Points
1964-12-18


NBA 50 Points
1965-02-06


Former Youth Teams

1957-1960


Former Senior Teams

1960-1970

1970-1974


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