The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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6. Oscar Robertson – The Big O

The Stats: Four seasons played in Milwaukee. 15.7/4.7/7.2/1.1/0.1 on 46.8/00.0/84.3.

The Accolades: All-Star in 1971 and 1972. Sixth all-time in assists in Bucks history, second all-time in assists per game. Made the All-NBA Second Team in 1971. Was the second-best player on the Bucks championship team in 1971. Has his #1 retired by the Milwaukee Bucks. 

The Breakdown: One of the greatest players across the history of the entire NBA, Bucks fans were lucky enough to get just four years of Oscar Robertson. The Big O is still one of the finest all-around players in Association history–he averaged a triple-double in 1962.

Of course that’s from his time away from the Bucks, but it’s not like Robertson didn’t accomplish much in Milwaukee. Although he was well over 30 years old when he arrived, Robertson was still a fantastic player. When paired with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob Dandridge, it was inevitable that the Bucks would go all the way once, and that’s just what they did.

There can be no questions about how great Robertson was. The only reason he’s not even closer to the top of this particular list is that The Big O spent just four seasons in Milwaukee. If Robertson spent his entire career in Milwaukee, he would make a serious case for the top spot.

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