Oscar Robertson


Oscar Palmer Robertson, nicknamed "The Big O", is an American former National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks.

The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

The Sacramento Kings are an American professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California.

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The 6 ft 5 in, 205 lb 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 professional seasons.

The All-NBA Team is an annual National Basketball Association honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season.

The point guard, also called the one or point, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.

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He is the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season.

In basketball, a double is the accumulation of a double-digit number total in one of five statistical categories—points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots—in a game.


In the 1970–71 NBA season, he was a key player on the team that brought the Bucks their only NBA title.


His playing career, especially during high school and college, was plagued by racism.

Racism is a product of the complex interaction in a given society of a race-based worldview with prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.


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.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The 1960 United States men's Olympic basketball team competed in the Games of the XVII Olympiad, representing the United States of America.

Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.


He also was voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History were chosen in 1996 to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association.


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.

The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is a hall of fame and museum dedicated to men's college basketball.


He was ranked as the 36th best American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN.

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Robertson was also an integral part of Robertson v. National Basketball *ss'n of 1970.


The landmark NBA antitrust suit, named after the then-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.

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