Found March 14, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
PLAYERS: Jerry WestBob Cousy
You probably know two things about Oscar Robertson: he’s the only NBA player ever to average a triple double and he carries a reputation for bitterness. Reading his autobiography you get an understanding of what led to both. Growing up black in a segregated America and joining the NBA at a time when there was no such thing as free agency are pretty good reasons to be bitter. Coming of age in the Midwest as the game of basketball was about to enter it’s golden age opened the door for an unbelievable legacy as a player. While The Big O: My Life, My Time, My Game presents a reasonably written account of Oscar Robertson’s life that’s not the reason to read this book. The reason to read this book comes from the incomparable ground level account of basketball history. Robertson rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest players, teams and moments in basketball history throughout his career from high school in Indiana to college at Cincinnati and on to the NBA with Cincinnati and Milwauk...
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