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Oscar Robertson


Hall of Popularity safeguard who became the very first participant in NBA background to ordinary a triple-double for the period. He was chosen to 12 All-Star video games, called the 1964 NBA MVP using the Cincinnati Royals, and gained an NBA Tournament using the Milwaukee Dollars in 1971. He appreciated playing basketball we were young because he considered it as “an unhealthy kid’s video game,” and he continued to try out at Crispus Attucks SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, where he was called Indiana’s Mr. Golf ball in 1956. He graduated in the School of Cincinnati using a business level and was afterwards awarded an eternity Achievement Award in the University’s Entrepreneurship Middle. He wedded Yvonne Crittenden in 1960, plus they acquired two daughters jointly. He performed alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – after that called Lew Alcindor – in the 1971 NBA Champ Milwaukee Dollars.

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Full Name Oscar Robertson
Date Of Birth November 24, 1938
Place Of Birth Tennessee
Height 1.96 m
Weight 100 kg
Profession Basketball Player
Education University of Cincinnati, Crispus Attucks High School
Nationality American
Spouse Yvonne Crittenden
Children Shana Yvonne Robertson, Mari Robertson, Tia Elaine Robertson
Parents Mazell Robertson, Bailey Robertson
Siblings Henry Robertson, Bailey Robertson, Jr.
Awards NBA Most Valuable Player Award, All-NBA Team, NBA Rookie of the Year Award, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year, FIBA Hall of Fame, UPI College Basketball Player of the Year, Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year, Indiana Mr. Basketball
Movies Basketball Man
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Donated a kidney to his daughter, Tia, who had suffered kidney failure as a result of lupus. (10 April 1997)
2Believes the NBA blackballed him for his days as a players' union leader, keeping him from league jobs long after his pro career ended in 1975.
3U.S. team member for the 1959 Pan-american games and 1960 Olympic Games (where he won a gold medal for both).
4Robertson changed the nature of the point guard from "floor general" and passer to offensive force.
5Played for the University of Cincinnati (1956-1960), where he was a three-year letter winner. The Sporting News College Player of the Year (1958, 1959, 1960). The Sporting News All-America First Team (1958, 1959, 1960). Look Magazine All-America (1958).
6Played for the Cincinnati Royals (1960-1970) and Milwaukee Bucks (1970-1974). Rookie of the Year (1961). MVP (1964). All-NBA First Team (1961-1969). Twelve-time All-Star (1961-1972). Three time All-Star MVP (1961, 1964 and 1969).
7NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team (1980).
8Enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980.
9Named the No. 36 athlete of the 20th century according to an ESPN poll.His numbers have been retired by his college and NBA teams: 12 (University of Cincinnati), 14 (Cincinnati Royals/Sacramento Kings), and 1 (Milwaukee Bucks).
10Named one of the 50 greatest NBA players ever.



Something to Cheer About2002Documentary producer



Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer
NBA Hardwood Classics2011TV SeriesHimself
Basketball Man2007Video documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Something to Cheer About2002DocumentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
1984 NBA Oldtimer's Game1984TV MovieHimself
The Way It Was1976TV SeriesHimself
1975 NBA All-Star Game1975TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1972 NBA All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself
1971 NBA All-Star Game1971TV SpecialHimself
1970 NBA All-Star Game1970TV SpecialHimself
1969 NBA All-Star Game1969TV SpecialHimself
1968 NBA All-Star Game1968TV SpecialHimself
I've Got a Secret1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest

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Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
Black Magic2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
:03 from Gold2002TV Movie documentaryHimself

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