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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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This theme is even more explicit when the athletes tell their own tales, as in basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson's The Big O.
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"He got a lot of flak for that," says Oscar Robertson, a former teammate of Kareem's and a standout in his own right.
Harden set an NBA record with his eighth straight game with at least 35 points and five assists, besting Oscar Robertson, who twice had seven-game streaks.
NEW ORLEANS -- James Harden scored 41 points Saturday night, becoming the first NBA player since Oscar Robertson to record at least 35 points and 5 assists in seven consecutive games, to power the Houston Rockets to a 108-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
"Being on this floor that has a lot of history - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson, a lot of players played on this floor - I'm excited for tomorrow's game," Antetokounmpo told the (http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/10/25/bucks-get-acquainted-mecca-before-game-vs-celtics/794994001/) Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Wednesday.
First, Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's record for most triple-doubles in a season.
On hand was Oscar Robertson, who set the Garden's scoring record of 56 points in 1958.
Cincinnati had Oscar Robertson and West Virginia had Jerry West, two of the greatest guards in basketball history.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- James Harden scored 41 points, becoming the first NBA player since Oscar Robertson to record at least 35 points and five assists in seven consecutive games, to power the Houston Rockets to a 108-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.
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Harden and Oscar Robertson are only players in NBA history who have averaged 29.0 points, 11.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds in one season.