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us: Robertson, Oscar, 1938-

  • [Individual was a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.]
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1938
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Charlotte (Tenn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Cincinnati (Ohio)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Crispus Attucks Tigers (Basketball team)
        • Organization: (naf) University of Cincinnati
        • Organization: (naf) Cincinnati Bearcats (Basketball team)
        • Organization: (naf) Cincinnati Royals (Basketball team)
        • Organization: (naf) Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball team)
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Basketball players
    • Sources

      • found: The art of basketball, 1998: t.p. (Oscar Robertson)
      • found: LC data base, 04-09-98 (hdg.: Robertson, Oscar, 1938- )
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed April 7, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Robertson, Oscar Palmer; “Big O”; basketball player; born 1938 in Charlotte, Dickson County, Tennessee, United States; educated at Crispus Attucks High School, Indianapolis, Indiana (1952); developed basketball skills, was a team-leader for Crispus Attucks Tigers (1953-1956), won state basketball championship (1955, 1956); graduated from University of Cincinnati; was a basketball player at Cincinnati Bearcats (1957-1960); led the United States to a gold medal during Rome Olympics (1960); professional basketball player: Cincinnati Royals, NBA (1960-1969) and Milwaukee Bucks (1970-1974), won an NBA title (1971); was president of NBA Players Association (1965-1974);became businessman in Cincinnati (1974); named the NBA's Most Valuable Player (1964), earned all-pro honors twelve times, was the all-time NBA assist leader, second in career scoring, inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame (1979))
    • General Notes

      • [Individual was a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.]
    • Change Notes

      • 1998-04-09: new
      • 2015-09-22: revised
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