If you ask many people if there is an NBA player better than Michael Jordan or LeBron James, there will be a select few who might say Oscar Robertson and one of them is legendary NBA hoopster, Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
Recently, Kareem spoke with the folks over at ESPN Radio about his belief that Oscar was one of the greatest players of all-time:
“LeBron is awesome, MJ was awesome — but I think Oscar Robinson would have kicked them both in the behind, said Abdul-Jabbar when asked about James and Jordan. ‘Absolutely. Oscar was awesome. He had brains. […] He had all the skills. He could rebound and box out guys four and six inches taller than him. He was ruggedly built. He had fluid, quickness, and just understood the game. No flair, he just got the job done every night. Who’s going to average double figures in points, assists and rebounds?’”
To note, Oscar is the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double in a season, a feat that LeBron and MJ never touched during their careers.
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