Oscar Robertson Net Worth

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Oscar was raised in Indianapolis, spending his childhood days in a segregated housing project in the city. Since the early days he fell in love with basketball, different to his peers, who played baseball. He went to Crispus Attucks High School, which at the time was an all-black school, where his career began. He played for the school`s basketball team, and became one of the best players in the league; they won the championship in his junior year, with his team having a record of 31 wins and only one loss in the regular season. Following his high school matriculation, Oscar enrolled at the University of Cincinnati, where he continued his dominance. Averaging 33.8 points per game, he won the NCAA scoring title in all three years that he played in college, and won several other awards and recognitions, including First team All-MVC three times, Consensus first-team All-American also three times, UPI College Player of the Year, all three years, and Helms College Player of the Year two times, among many other awards.

Before he entered NBA, Oscar was a part of the USA National basketball team that won Olympic gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games held in Rome. Alongside Jerry West, Jerry Lucas and Terry Dischinger, he was one of main players that brought title to the USA.

In the 1960 NBA Draft, Oscar was selected as the territorial pick by the Cincinnati Royals (now the Sacramento Kings) where he stayed for the next ten seasons, becoming the best player in the franchise’s history. In his debut season, Robertson averaged 30.5 points, 9.7 assists and 10.1 rebounds, which earned him the rookie of the year award. The next season was even better, as he averaged a triple double the whole season, with 30.8 points, 11.4 assists and 12.5 rebounds. Until 1967-1968 his numbers were one of the best in the league, however, the Royals weren`t competitive enough to win an NBA title, and as a result, and because of the jealousy of his coach Bob Cousy, Oscar was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for Flynn Robinson and Charlie Paulk. However, his net worth was well established.

Teaming up with Lew Alcindor, better known to the world as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee won the NBA title in 1971, as they swept the Baltimore Bullets. His last season with the Bucks was 1974, when they reached finals once again, but losing to the Boston Celtics. Nevertheless, Oscar has been one of the greatest players in the NBA league history; voted by ESPN he is the 36th best American athlete of the 20th century.

During his playing career, Robertson won numerous awards and accolades, including 12 All-Star game appearances, nine All-NBA First team; he was six times the assists leader, and also the jersey numbers he wore, both in Cincinnati (Sacramento), and in Milwaukee were retired by the teams. He was inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980.

After retirement, Oscar found many engagements; he served as a color commentator for CBS, alongside Brent Musburger for the 1974-1975 season. Away from basketball, Oscar was the director for Countrywide Financial Corporation until 2008, when the company was acquired by the Bank of America.

Regarding his personal life, Oscar has been married to Yvonne Crittenden since 1960; the couple has three children. One of his children needed a kidney transplant due to the lupus-related kidney failure, and Oscar donated his kidney; since then he has serves as honorary spokesman for the National Kidney Foundation. Back in 2007, Oscar was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Cincinnati, for his contribution to the University. Also, he has continually focused on improving conditions for black people in Indianapolis.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Oscar Robertson
  • Net Worth: $4 Million
  • Date Of Birth: November 24, 1938
  • Place Of Birth: Charlotte, Tennessee, United States
  • Height: 6′ 5″ (1.96 m)
  • Weight: 99.79
  • Profession: Basketball player
  • Education: University of Cincinnati, Crispus Attucks High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Yvonne Crittenden
  • Children: Shana Yvonne Robertson, Mari Robertson, Tia Elaine Robertson
  • Parents: Bailey Robertson, Mazell Robertson
  • Siblings: Henry Robertson, Bailey Robertson, Jr.
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1234110/
  • Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/oscar-robertson-mn0000895350
  • Awards: NBA Most Valuable Player Award, All-NBA Team, NBA Rookie of the Year Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, FIBA Hall of Fame, Sporting News Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year, Indiana Mr. Basketball, UPI College Basketball Player of the Year, Helms Fou…
  • Movies: Basketball Man


  • Donated a kidney to his daughter, Tia, who had suffered kidney failure as a result of lupus. (10 April 1997)
  • Believes the NBA blackballed him for his days as a players’ union leader, keeping him from league jobs long after his pro career ended in 1975.
  • U.S. team member for the 1959 Pan-american games and 1960 Olympic Games (where he won a gold medal for both).
  • Robertson changed the nature of the point guard from “floor general” and passer to offensive force.
  • Played for the University of Cincinnati (1956-1960), where he was a three-year letter winner. The Sporting News College Player of the Year (1958, 1959, 1960). The Sporting News All-America First Team (1958, 1959, 1960). Look Magazine All-America (1958).
  • Played for the Cincinnati Royals (1960-1970) and Milwaukee Bucks (1970-1974). Rookie of the Year (1961). MVP (1964). All-NBA First Team (1961-1969). Twelve-time All-Star (1961-1972). Three time All-Star MVP (1961, 1964 and 1969).
  • NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team (1980).
  • Enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980.
  • Named the No. 36 athlete of the 20th century according to an ESPN poll.His numbers have been retired by his college and NBA teams: 12 (University of Cincinnati), 14 (Cincinnati Royals/Sacramento Kings), and 1 (Milwaukee Bucks). [1999]
  • Named one of the 50 greatest NBA players ever. [1997]


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Something to Cheer About 2002 Documentary producer
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Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series Himself – Basketball Hall of Famer
Goose 2012 Documentary Himself
NBA Hardwood Classics 2011 TV Series Himself
Basketball Man 2007 Video documentary Himself
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2004-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame… 2005 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2004 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Something to Cheer About 2002 Documentary Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
1984 NBA Oldtimer’s Game 1984 TV Movie Himself
The Way It Was 1976 TV Series Himself
1975 NBA All-Star Game 1975 TV Special Himself – Color Commentator
1972 NBA All-Star Game 1972 TV Special Himself
1971 NBA All-Star Game 1971 TV Special Himself
1970 NBA All-Star Game 1970 TV Special Himself
1969 NBA All-Star Game 1969 TV Special Himself
1968 NBA All-Star Game 1968 TV Special Himself
I’ve Got a Secret 1958 TV Series Himself – Guest
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