Oscar Robertson
Oscar Robertson, the "Big O," is the player against whom all others labeled "all-around" are judged, and he may remain the standard forever. Statistically, one need look no further than the numbers Robertson put up in 1961-62, just his second year in the league: 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game-an average of a triple-double for an entire season. Not even Magic Johnson or Larry Bird could match those numbers. During his 14-year NBA career with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks, Robertson amassed 26,710 points. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary | Complete Stats
G
FG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Pts
PPG
1,040
.485
.838
7,804
7.5
9,887
9.5
26,710
25.7
Full Name: Oscar Palmer Robertson
Born: 11/24/38 in Charlotte, Tenn.
High School: Crispus Attucks (Indianapolis)
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: Cincinnati Royals, 1960 (first overall)
Transactions: Traded to Milwaukee, 4/21/70
Height: 6-5; Weight: 220 lbs.
Nickname: Big O
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1980); NBA champion (1971); NBA MVP (1964); Nine-time All-NBA First Team (1961-69); All-NBA Second Team (1970, '71); Rookie of Year (1961); 12-time All-Star (1961-72); All-Star MVP (1961, '64, '69); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Olympic gold medalist ('60).