Oscar Robertson

1938 - Today

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Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938), nicknamed "the Big O", is an American former professional basketball player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Robertson played point guard and was a 12-time All-Star, 11-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in 14 seasons. In 1962, he became the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season (the only player in history besides Russell Westbrook). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Robertson has received more than 4,512,162 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Oscar Robertson is the 21st most popular basketball player (down from 11th in 2019), the 2,117th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,355th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Basketball Player.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Oscar Robertsons by language

Over the past year Oscar Robertson has had the most page views in the with 466,627 views, followed by Spanish (25,242), and Italian (23,656). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Zazaki (3,655.00%), Malagasy (111.58%), and Volapük (75.17%)


Among basketball players, Oscar Robertson ranks 21 out of 1,757Before him are Pat Riley, Radivoj Korać, Krešimir Ćosić, Arvydas Sabonis, Sergei Belov, and Julius Erving. After him are Mirza Delibašić, Dražen Dalipagić, Oscar Schmidt, Uljana Semjonova, Elgin Baylor, and John Havlicek.

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Among people born in 1938, Oscar Robertson ranks 123Before him are Bob Kahn, Ahmed Jibril, Rocco Granata, Manuel Santana, Nino Benvenuti, and Arsen Dedić. After him are Takehiko Kawanishi, Bill Withers, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Marien Ngouabi, Hermann Nitsch, and Benjamin Mkapa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oscar Robertson ranks 2,117 out of 20,380Before him are Kurtwood Smith (1943), Georgina Spelvin (1936), Chris Rock (1965), James Dwight Dana (1813), The Undertaker (1965), and Samuel Fuller (1912). After him are Michael Jeter (1952), Alex Borstein (1971), Joseph Greenberg (1915), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Cochise (1805), and John Young (1930).


Among basketball players born in United States, Oscar Robertson ranks 15Before him are Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), Larry Bird (1956), LeBron James (1984), Pat Riley (1945), and Julius Erving (1950). After him are Elgin Baylor (1934), John Havlicek (1940), Scottie Pippen (1965), Karl Malone (1963), Derrick Rose (1988), and Bob Cousy (1928).