While the speed with which the Bucks won a championship upon their arrival in the NBA is often deservedly credited to the franchise-changing selection of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Flynn Robinson’s role in the first two seasons in Milwaukee shouldn’t be overlooked.
Robinson only played two seasons with the Bucks, having been traded away as a part of the deal that brought Oscar Robertson to Milwaukee, but his contribution in that time was very impressive.
Robinson was an All-Star in his second season as a Buck, and was famed around the league at the time for his ability to both score and distribute from the point guard spot. At a time when the Bucks were still finding their feet, the man known as the Electric Eye helped the Bucks to set the foundations for the ultimate success that followed soon after.
In his time as a Buck, Robinson averaged 21.1 points, 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds while playing the best basketball of his impressive career.
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