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Robertson, Oscar,

1938–, U.S. basketball player, b. Charlotte, Tenn. Passionately devoted to basketball as a youth, Robertson led his high school team to 45 consecutive victories. After an athletically brilliant college career at the Univ. of Cincinnati, Robertson, known as the "Big O," joined the Cincinnati Royals of the National Basketball Association. Robertson, only 6 ft 4 in. (193 cm) in height, scored 26,710 points for the Royals (1960–70) and the Milwaukee Bucks (1970–72). His career total of 9,887 assists marks him as a superb playmaker.

Robertson, Oscar

(1938–  ) basketball player; born in Charlotte, Tenn. A three-time college player of the year at the University of Cincinnati (1958–60), he co-captained the 1960 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal. He played guard for the Cincinnati Royals (1960–70) and Milwaukee Bucks (1970–74), where he was a nine-time All-NBA (National Basketball Association) first team selection. Nicknamed "the Big O," his 9,887 lifetime assists is second best in NBA history, and his 26,710 career points is fourth on the all-time list. A broadcaster after retiring from the game, he was elected to basketball's Hall of Fame in 1979.
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A formal presentation of both the Frontier Oscar Robertson Award and the Frontier Henry Iba Trophy, awarded to the nation's top men's college basketball coach, will take place during the Frontier Communications Player of the Year Show on Sunday, March 28 at noon eastern on CBS Sports.
In 1998, Frontier renamed the awards the Frontier Communications Oscar Robertson Award and the Frontier Communications Henry Iba Trophy respectively, commemorating the tireless hard work and dedication the two college basketball legends bestowed on the game.
Brando and other basketball commentators will preview 33 candidates for the 1999 Frontier Communications Oscar Robertson Award during the half-hour show.
James is the first player since Oscar Robertson in the 1965-66 season to total 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists in seven consecutive games.
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Rondo became the third player in NBA history to record at least 15 points, 20 assists and 15 rebounds in a game, Wilt Chamberlain (1968) and Oscar Robertson (1961) being the other two.
Hart basketball center Derrick Onwuachi should be nicknamed ``The Big O'' because he shoots one-handed free throws just like former NBA great Oscar Robertson.
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John Havlicek and Dave Cowens helped the Celtics upset Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson and the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals, winning Game 7 in Milwaukee.
Owned by Hall of Fame basketball legend Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati-headquarted Orchem Corporation is the leading minority-owned specialty chemical manufacturer in the United States.
Only a few Hall-of-Famers, including Oscar Robertson and Pete Maravich, have significantly worse statistics in the playoffs, and Maravich only played in the postseason four times.
With league MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and aging Oscar Robertson, Milwaukee is favored, but Dave Cowens wins the first of his two titles with an incredible performance in Game 7.