Is LeBron James the greatest player in NBA history?
Today’s generation of fans probably thinks so, but I’d give the edge to Michael Jordan.
When the game was on the line, Jordan was the greatest of the great.
I also remember very well going down to Cincinnati Gardens in the late 1960s and seeing the great Oscar Robertson play for the Cincinnati Royals.
The Big O could do it all – score, rebound and dish out assists.
In fact, Robertson averaged a triple-double cumulatively over his first five seasons in the NBA.
In 1961-62, he averaged a triple-double for the entire season (30.8 points, 11.4 assists and 12.5 rebounds per game), a record that stood until Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook matched it this season.
James, Jordan and Robertson are probably the three greatest non-centers in NBA history.
Among big men, the list of the greatest would include George Mikan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
It is amazing that James is about to play in his seventh straight NBA Finals when the Cavs take on the Golden State Warriors.
Trivia Time – The NFL enacted an overtime rule for regular season games in 1974.
This week’s question – Oscar Robertson played for which NBA team besides the Cincinnati Royals?
Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout
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