How athletic was Oscar Robertson

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How athletic was Oscar Robertson 

Post#1 » by EasternHeretic » Sat Aug 1, 2020 6:12 pm

was he as athletic as harden or kobe
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Post#2 » by Cavsfansince84 » Sat Aug 1, 2020 6:30 pm

I don't think he was quite on their level but when you factor in his strength and restriction from how dribbling/traveling was enforced he may have been closer to it than we realize. Probably equal or above harden tbh and I'm also fairly high on Harden's overall athleticism. I think Robertson's quickness is generally underrated. He was lean and muscular early on. Really built a lot like a young Wade.
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Post#3 » by 13th Man » Sat Aug 1, 2020 6:34 pm

Let me jump into my time machine.
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Post#4 » by 70sFan » Sat Aug 1, 2020 8:29 pm

Oscar was physically very similar to Harden - huge legs, thick lower body, very powerful and yet he was extremely coordinated and had underrated quickness. He's not the fastest and although very good, his vertical is not on the level of the most athletic guards.

Still an all-time prospect and combine that with his quickness and BBIQ - you get one of the best players ever.
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Post#5 » by prophet_of_rage » Sat Aug 1, 2020 9:51 pm

Harden is fine. The difference i speed comes from having to have your hand on top of the ball to legally dribble.

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Post#6 » by Clyde Frazier » Sat Aug 1, 2020 9:55 pm

Very dynamic offensive player but I always thought of him as a 6’5” Chris Paul physically from the footage I’ve seen.
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Post#7 » by xdrta+ » Sat Aug 1, 2020 10:30 pm

He would have eaten Harden alive.
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Post#8 » by D.Brasco » Sat Aug 1, 2020 11:17 pm

He was supposed to be quite athletic we don't have clips of him dunking but I believe he mentioned how when he was younger in a street game he went up for a dunk and got pushed pushed into the pole while in the air by an opposing player, as dunks were seen a disrespectful showboating in that time, so he didn't dunk in games following that.

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Post#9 » by Metallikid » Sat Aug 1, 2020 11:46 pm

Probably more a mix of strong and athletic than fast and explosive which is what some people refer to when they say athletic. Probably like a smaller LeBron with a little less vertical.

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Post#10 » by nedleeds » Sun Aug 2, 2020 2:55 am

Dude has quads. Put him in a 2020 era strength program and I bet he'd be a complete truck.

Edit: Jesus f;ing christ those shoes must have been pure agony.
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Post#11 » by Lalouie » Sun Aug 2, 2020 5:25 am

you're talking about 50years of changes in basketball. back then athleticism wasn't even the point of basketball
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Post#12 » by 90sAllDecade » Sun Aug 2, 2020 6:50 am

Clyde Frazier wrote:Very dynamic offensive player but I always thought of him as a 6’5” Chris Paul physically from the footage I’ve seen.

He was listed as 6'5 205lbs, Paul was 6'1 175 lbs and looking at footage, yes I agree this is a good comp with Oscar being leaner and more muscular athletically.

A 6'5 Chris Paul is a pretty awesome player.

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Post#13 » by gorz » Sun Aug 2, 2020 4:32 pm

Below james harden athletically


Closer to Lance Stephenson and Tyreke Evans.
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Post#14 » by will » Sun Aug 2, 2020 4:35 pm

EasternHeretic wrote:was he as athletic as harden or kobe


Athleticism like Anthony Tolliver.

Mr. OG Triple Double himself would be a scrub athletically in the NBA today. Hurt to type that.
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Post#15 » by 70sFan » Sun Aug 2, 2020 6:18 pm

will wrote:
EasternHeretic wrote:was he as athletic as harden or kobe


Athleticism like Anthony Tolliver.

Mr. OG Triple Double himself would be a scrub athletically in the NBA today. Hurt to type that.

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Post#16 » by will » Sun Aug 2, 2020 6:19 pm

70sFan wrote:
will wrote:
EasternHeretic wrote:was he as athletic as harden or kobe


Athleticism like Anthony Tolliver.

Mr. OG Triple Double himself would be a scrub athletically in the NBA today. Hurt to type that.

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Post#17 » by sikma42 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 7:07 pm

He looks very athletic. Whats stands out if his strength (he gets that shoulder around guys and they crumble) and balance. He also did one move on that highlight that had me thinking he would be a beast with the Eurostep.

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