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“Turner and the NBA today announced that Oscar Robertson, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and 12-time NBA All-Star, will be honored by the NBA with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 NBA Awards on TNT presented by Kia.  TNT will televise the second annual NBA Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, live on Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET from Barker Hangar in Los Angeles. 

Robertson (“Big O”) forever changed the game of basketball both on and off the court.  On the court, Robertson was the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double (double figures in points, rebounds and assists) for an entire season (1961-1962), and he remains the league’s all-time leader in triple-doubles with 181.  As the first big guard to play “positionless basketball” who could rebound, play defense, distribute the ball and score from the inside and outside, Robertson is widely recognized as one of the best all-around players in the history of the game. 

Last year, 11-time NBA champion, five-time NBA MVP and Hall of Famer Bill Russell received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at theNBA Awards.  He received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.”

When is the Oscar Robertson movie coming out? The list of successes he has accomplished is incredible, and a lifetime achievement award was basically made for him. Congrats, Big O. 

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