Oscar Robertson
Oscar Robertson
Real Name/Full Name Oscar Palmer Robertson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Oscar Robertson, “The Big O”
Birth Place: Charlotte, Tennessee
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 24 November 1938
Age/How Old: 85 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimeters – 196 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms –93 Kg
In Pounds – 205 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Bailey Robertson
Mother- Mazell Robertson
Siblings: Bailey Jr. And Henry
School: Crispus Attucks High School.
College: University of Cincinnati
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Yvonne Crittenden (m.196O
Kids/Children Name: Tia
Profession: Former basketball player
Net Worth: $500 thousand
Last Updated: April 2024

Oscar Palmer Robertson, “the Big O,” is a former basketball player who played in the NBA for Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks’ teams. He gave an excellent performance in the NBA and was the first person to average a triple-double for a season in NBA history. He played in Cincinnati Royals from 196 to 1974 and in Milwaukee Bucks from 197O to 1974. He played point guard in Cincinnati Royals.

Well, how well do you know about Oscar Robertson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Oscar Robertson’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Oscar Robertson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Robertson was born to Mazell and Bailey Robertson on 24th November 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee. His childhood was filled with poverty, tough times, and racism. He also has two brothers named Bailey Jr. And Henry. Most of his football career during his school and college years were destroyed by racism.

When he was 18 months old, the family moved to Indianapolis, where he spent all his childhood in a segregated housing project. He loved playing basketball as it was considered a poor kid’s game at that time.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Oscar Robertson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Oscar Robertson’s age is 85 years old as of today’s date 14th April 2024 having been born on 24 November 1938. Though, he is 6′ 5″ in feet and inches and 196 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 205 lbs in Pound and 93 kg in Kilograms.


He went to an all-black high school, Crispus Attucks High School, where he played basketball under his coach, Ray Crowe. He won many championships during his school year, which helped him gain the title of Indiana “Mr. Basketball” in 1956, which he graduated and got admitted at the University of Cincinnati. He continued his glory in basketball at his university, too, where he scored the third-highest in his college history. He excelled in his field, but it was mostly sabotaged due to racism.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Oscar is married to Yvonne Crittenden since 196O, and he even joked about this saying that his life is too dull as he had been married to the same woman for all his life. The couple has a daughter named Tia, who suffered from lupus-related Kidney failure. Like an ideal father, Oscar donated his kidney to his little daughter. he considers Marques Haynes and Goose Tatum as his idols. After retirement, he is now listing woodworking as his prime hobby.

Is Oscar Robertson Gay?

No, Oscar Robertson is straight and is happily married to his wife, Crittenden. They also have a daughter together whose name is Tia. All this evidence leads to the fact that Oscar is straight.

Professional Career

In the NBA’s 1960-61 season, Robert made it to the 1960 NBA draft. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals, which gave him a signing bonus of $33000. Playing with the Royals, he achieved many titles, broken many records, and averaged plenty of triple-double seasons. He also became the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season, and he was also named the rookie of the year for it.

In the NBA’s 70-71 season, the Royals shocked the basketball world by trading Robertson for Flynn Robinson and Charlie Paulk, which resulted in a controversy with the Royals coach Bob Cousy. The trading proved beneficial for him as he joined the young Lew Alcindor, who would later become all-time NBA scoring leader as Abdul-Jabbar. During his last season, he helped Milwaukee reach the finals, but they, unfortunately, lost to Boston Celtics.

After retirement, Robertson stayed involved in efforts to better the living conditions of the fellow African-Americans. He also worked as a commentator in the NBA itself with the trademark expression as “Oh Brent, did you see that!”. In recent years, Robertson was involved with the legalization of recreational marijuana and some other investors.


Oscar has won many awards during his playing career which has made him a legend of the sport. Some of his awards and achievements are listed below:

  • NBA Most Valuable Player in 1964
  • Helms College Player of the year twice in 1959 and 1960
  • UPI College Player of the year thrice consecutively from 1958 to 1960
  • USBWA College Player of the year twice in 1959 and 1967
  • Sporting News College Player of the year thrice consecutively from 1958 to 1965
  • Basketball USA in 1956.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Oscar Robertson in 2024

Oscar Robertson Net Worth
Oscar Robertson Net Worth

As of 2024, He has a net worth of $500 thousand. He has made many histories during his playing career and has always excelled in his field. He never regretted the fact that his playing career was always sabotaged by racism, and he hated the people for doing it. Despite all these difficulties, he still managed to make a name for himself in this field.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Oscar Robertson is an honorary spokesman  for the National kidney foundation.

Oscar Robertson is an American former basketball player who has broken many records and won many titles during his professional career. He faced racism during his college playing years. Despite all these difficulties, he still managed to make a name for himself in this field.



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