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Deserving of an Oscar

Updated: March 10, 2002, 3:29 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

March 14, 1962

Before anybody ever used the term "triple double," Oscar Robertson averages one for an entire NBA season. The Cincinnati Royals' brilliant second-year guard completes his magnificent season in a 136-134 victory over the New York Knicks.

The 6-foot-5 Robertson averages 30.8 points a game (third in the NBA), 12.5 rebounds (eighth) and wins the assist title by handing out 11.4 a game.

"The Big O" shoots .478 from the field, fourth best in the league. ...

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