NBA Legend Oscar Robertson To Host MLK Day Special For SiriusXM
January 13, 2015 at 12:41 PM (PT)
The legendary "BIG O," NBA legend OSCAR ROBERTSON will host a special MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. show on SIRIUSXM NBA RADIO (SIRIUS channel 207, XM channel 86) on MONDAY, JANUARY 19th at 1p (ET).
The hour-long program, which will be co-hosted by SIRIUSXM’s JASON JACKSON, will lead into the day’s game broadcasts. ROBERTSON will share his experiences in the civil rights struggle and discuss what Dr. KING’s legacy has meant to players of his era as well as those in today’s NBA.
Recognized by many as the best “all-around” player ever to play in the NBA, ROBERTSON is the only player in league history to have averaged a triple-double – 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game – for an entire season. He won an OLYMPIC gold medal with the U.S. Men’s National Team in 1960 and went on to have an extraordinary 14-year NBA career with the CINCINNATI ROYALS and MILWAUKEE BUCKS, winning an NBA Championship in 1971. He was named league MVP in 1964, was a 12-time NBA All-Star, and would later be named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He was elected to the NAISMITH MEMORIAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME in 1980.
ROBERTSON received an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from the UNIV. OF CINCINNATI for his philanthropic and entrepreneurial efforts and in 2010 was presented with the NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM SPORTS LEGACY AWARD.