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Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No.7)

Posted on: July 27, 2008 5:57 pm
 
7th best NBA player of all-time:

Oscar Robertson, PG

A triple-double is a term in the NBA defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals n any three of these categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots.

If there is a topic discussing triple-doubles, more times than not that discussion will include Oscar "The Big O" Robertson, whose is the career leader in triple-doubles with 181.

The Big O combined versatile play with great making to become one of the greatest players in NBA history. Paired with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Milwaukee, the 1-2 punch of Oscar and KAJ is considered one of the best in NBA history.

Below are some of Robertson's awards:

As I said before, rarely will you see a player who can score, rebound, and pass as well as The Big O. A role model to all players who wish to be "all-around", Oscar's legacy is one of those which will be very hard to repeat.

7. Oscar Robertson
8. Elgin Baylor
9. Tim Duncan
10. Hakeem Olajuwon

Comments

Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2008 10:04 am
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No.7)

I agree Harst, Big O is in the top 20, I'd say outside of top 10 for the reasons I listed. But again, certainly not a ridiculous pick.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2008 3:18 pm
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No.7)

I reckon people more people will say that Kareem "made" Oscar, but I don't think so. Oscar had great skill and there's no denying it. He was a very versatile and athletic player, and that would not have changed even if he didn't have Kareem.

Of course having Kareem helped, but even without him, he was talented enough to be a top 10-20 player in NBA history, in my opinion.




Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2008 3:12 pm
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No.7)

I did a little bit more research and discovered that in the two Finals seasons in BIg O's career, his numbers were about 20 ppg, 9 assist and 6 boards in 70-71 (Kareem put up 32 and 17 with 3 assist) and in 73-74 he put up 12.7 ppg, 6.4 assist, 4.0 boards (Kareem 27.0 14.5, 5 assists and 3.5 blocks) That incredible season (61-62) where Big O averaged a triple double (30+ points, 12+ boards 11+ assists on 48% shooting) his team went 43 and 37. That would be the definition of getting big numbers on a mediocre team. And while you expect his numbers to go down when on a better team - that's a serious drop off.

 




Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2008 2:59 pm
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No.7)

I just want to know who is going to be left out, out of: Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Larry Bird.
That would be my feeling exactly. I don't know so much about Big O in the definitive top 10 especially not with Baylor in there as well. Big O owns one of the most unique statlines in history but his teams were never really that good until the drafting of one, Kareem Abdul Jabar. He not only won"only" one championship, he only reached the Finals twice. And if we're looking at winning as a major criteria here as we already have with Timmy D and inevitably will do again with Bill Russell, I'm seeing a little inconsistency with the Big O pick. Certainly not ridiculous, but judging from the criteria I [think I] see emerging I'd probably put him a little lower like in the 15-20 range (probably a little higher than, but still right around, Kobe.)



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2008 1:10 am
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No.7)

Good choice...

I just want to know who is going to be left out, out of: Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Larry Bird.

I just wouldn't be able to leave Shaq out of a top ten list...or any of the others for that matter....



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2008 9:32 pm
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No.7)

i agree with lesparza114, at this point at least..if i was to make a top five list i'm pretty sure o would make it in there. though i am interested in seeing who ya got higher than him and what your thought process behind that was.

good idea for a blog, keep it comin



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Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2008 9:24 pm
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Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2008 7:55 pm
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No.7)

Oscar Robertson is arguably the best PG ever to play in the NBA. SHould be in the top 5 in my opinion. Interested in  seeing who ranks ahead of Oscar.


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