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Oscar Robertson - Chronology

Famous Sports StarsBasketballOscar Robertson Biography - Defying The Odds, Chronology, On To Cincinnati, Olympic And Nba Star, Moves To Milwaukee - SELECTED WRITINGS BY ROBERTSON:


1938 Born November 24 in Charlotte, Tennessee
1942 Family moves to Indianapolis
1952 Enters Crispus Attucks High School and joins basketball team
1955-56 Leads Crispus Attucks Tigers to 45-game winning streak and two Indiana state championships
1956 Named Indiana's Mr. Basketball
1956 Enters University of Cincinnati as recruit for the Bearcats
1959-60 Leads team to NCAA Final Four
1960 Co-captains U.S. Olympic basketball team and wins gold medal
1960 Signs with Cincinnati Royals
1960 Marries Yvonne Crittenden on June 25
1961 Named NBA's Rookie of the Year
1961-62 Averages triple-double for entire season
1964 Named league MVP
1964 Becomes president of NBA players' union
1970 Traded to Milwaukee Bucks
1971 With Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), leads Bucks to NBA championship
1974 Leads Bucks to NBA Finals
1974 Retires amidst pressure from team management
1976 Settles union lawsuit with league, resulting in "Oscar Robertson Rule" regarding free agency
1979 Named to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1997 Again makes national headlines after donating kidney to daughter Tia

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