He is the gold standard of NBA guards - an all-around threat who averaged 25.7 ppg in his 14-year career, was named a first-team NBA All-Star for nine straight seasons, and, incredibly, was the only player to ever average a triple double over an entire season (a jaw-dropping 30.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg, and 11.4 apg in 1961-62). While he toiled in brilliant obscurity for a decade with the Cincinnati Royals, it was The Big O's final four NBA years as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks that gained him international fame, and his only NBA Championship.
Teaming with a young Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then known as Lew Alcindor), Robertson led the Bucks to the title in 1970-71, and brought them back to the finals in 1973-74. We believe this image, published in poster size exclusively for SportsPosterWarehouse.com, was taken during Game 7 of the now-legendary 1974 finals, when the Bucks took the Havlicek-led Celtics all the way to a seventh game before bowing out to the green machine. Despite being the final game of his career, Robertson's ball handling skills, athleticism, and intensity remained as sharp as ever, as he blew by Havlicek with the urging of teammate Curtis Perry. From the vintage uniforms and equipment, to the old Boston Garden parquet, to the championship intensity that had every fan standing standing throughout, this is a true NBA classic that is a perfect tribute to Oscar Robertson, prototype of the modern guard. A rare old-school beauty for your sports wall-of-fame - printed from the original photographic negative, and complete with official NBA Products serialized hologram, this is both a stunning piece for any fan, and a valuable collector's item for years to come.
Publisher: Photofile Inc., released November 2003
Size: 20" x 24"
Condition: Brand New.
Price: $39.95 USD
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Item Number: PF-L090
Oscar Robertson "Big O Classic" (c.1974) - Photofile Inc.