2. Oscar Robertson
One of the more underrated players of all-time, Robertson was a triple-double machine and anchor of a winning team in a difficult era.
While the name “Oscar Robertson” may not be as big of a household name as recent stars like Jason Kidd and Allen Iverson, it’s important to understand how dominant he was. He was the NBA MVP in 1964 (the Bill Russell/Wilt Chamberlain era), a champion in 1971 with the Bucks, and is the all-time leading scorer of the Sacramento Kings.
Furthermore, he was a 12-time All-Star, nine-time All-NBA First Team selection, Rookie of the Year, and he led the league in assists six times. Robertson also led NCAA Division I basketball in scoring for three straight years with University of Cincinnati.
However, the most impressive part of Robertson’s career was his triple-doubles. He ended his career averaging 25.7 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game, and 9.5 assists per game – nearly a triple-double in itself. In the 1961-62 season, Robertson actually did average a triple double (30.8 points per game, 12.5 rebounds per game, 11.4 assists per game).
Robertson absolutely deserves this ranking, and it is interesting to wonder what he would do in the league today.
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