In professional basketball, Oscar Robertson is what they call a made-to-order player.
Says a long-time basketball expert, “If Oscar walked into your neighborhood playground for a pick-up game, he’d probably get his 30 and not much more. He’s the most consistent star ever.”
Number 14’s name is Oscar Robertson, and he is the best basketball player in the civilized world.
Maurice Stokes crashed heavily into Vern Mikkelsen, and they both crashed heavily to the floor. The crowd laughed. Fourteen feet of humanity, 300 pounds of flesh rolled around the floor in their lingerie.
Cincinnati—birthplace of professional baseball—thrust its name into another major league sport this winter as it becomes home to an entry in the National Basketball Association.