I alluded to former Bucks point guard Eric Murdock being nicknamed the “Man of Steal” in ranking point guards last week, but really, if anyone is deserving of that title it should be Alvin Robertson.
Robertson was one of the most gifted defensive guards ever to play the game, and joined the Bucks having already previously been named a Defensive Player of the Year. In his time in Milwaukee, All-Defensive First and Second Team appearances would be added, as well as a season as Steals Leader.
Robertson wasn’t just a defensive player though. The Ohio native was also a confident scorer, while his passing and rebounding meant that triple-doubles were always in play. From his time in San Antonio, Robertson is even the owner of the only quadruple-double to include 10 steals in NBA history.
If Robertson could have joined the Milwaukee Bucks just a few years earlier he could have pushed an excellent team over the line, but as it was, he came to Milwaukee at the tail end of those consistent 80s teams. When Robertson was traded Milwaukee’s commitment to a reset was confirmed, but before that he averaged 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.7 steals during his time as a Buck.
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