Oscar Robertson RumorsAll NBA Players
Adam Silver: I only say that because long before there was even a movement called Black Lives Matter, there was the NBA. There was Bill Russell, there was Oscar Robertson and Wayne Embry and Lenny Wilkens and all these great Black leaders within the league. Part of what I’m focusing on is finding our own voice for next season and putting us in a leadership position on these issues, and—maybe I’m naive to say this—putting us in a role to unify people as well. Now, some people might suggest that the words Black Lives Matter are causing massive amounts of people to tune out the NBA. There’s absolutely no data to support that. And in fact, as I said, there’s no doubt there are some people—and whether or not they were truly our fans to begin with is unclear—who have become further engaged with the league because they believe in our players and they believe in the positions they’ve taken, even if they don’t agree with everything they say. They respect their right to speak out on issues that are important to them.
Tim Reynolds: Melo is 15th on the all-time scoring list. He’s 500 points away from No. 11 Hakeem Olajuwon (with No. 12 Oscar Robertson, No. 13 Dominique Wilkins and No. 14 Tim Duncan about to get passed as well). Of course, he’s been a Hall of Fame lock since April 7, 2003, but I digress.
Justin Kubatko: Jimmy Butler is just the fourth player in NBA history to record at least 20 points and five assists in each of the first three Finals games of his career. The others to do so are Oscar Robertson (1971), Michael Jordan (1991), and Shaquille O’Neal (1995).
StatMuse: LeBron James has 15 career 30-point triple-double in the playoffs, the most in NBA history and more than the next two players combined. 15 — LeBron. 8 — Oscar. 6 — Russ pic.twitter.com/4tzB1W59xv
NBA.com/Stats: LeBron James & Anthony Davis have combined for 542 PTS, 212 REB & 129 AST in their first 10 playoff games together. The only other duos in NBA History to eclipse 500+ PTS, 200+ REB & 100+ AST in first 10 playoff games are: Oscar Robertson – Jack Twyman. Elgin Baylor – Jerry West.
Justin Kubatko: Jamal Murray is the second-youngest player in NBA postseason history to record a 40-point game in a Game 7 (age in years-days): 23-140 LeBron James, 2008 ECS 23-205 Murray, 2020 WCS 24-137 Oscar Robertson, 1963 EDF 25-361 Allen Iverson, 2001 ECF pic.twitter.com/4vOGTYci8x