Oscar Robertson Highlights – THE LEGEND IN HIS PRIME
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14 minutes of The Big O! O as in the Only player to average a triple-double for a whole season. We aren’t talking Mark Jackson triple-doubles either, his apples during the 1961-62 season were 31 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists!
If that wasn’t impressive enough, Oscar actually averaged a cumulative triple-double over his first five NBA seasons, which included rookie averages of 30.5 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 9.7 assists! During the 62/63 season, he averaged 31.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 11.4 assists!
If those mind-blowing stats weren’t enough to show how great he was, here’s some praise from Jerry West and Satch Sanders.
Jerry West: “It took me five or six years (in the NBA) to become an accomplished player. But from the first game Oscar played, he looked like he’d been in the league for 10 years. There was nobody like him.”
Celtic Satch Sanders: “Everybody talks about Michael. Michael certainly had a lot of style. But if it’s flat-out ass-kicking, Oscar was a very potent weapon.”