Tyreke Evans: The Closest Thing to Oscar Robertson?

March 7th, 2010 by Richard JT Leave a reply »
I believe that most likely Tyreke is the closest thing to Big O. First of all, let's compare them, shall we?

Both are 6'6'' 220 lbs guards who are capable of playing multiple positions on the court. They're considered big at their respective positions. Oscar also played for Cincinnati Royals which is Sacramento Kings these days, what a coincidence or is it fate?

Oscar was one of the only three rookies in the NBA history who averaged at least 20-5-5 in the rookie year (the others are Jordan and LeBron), and most likely Tyreke will join that group.

For those of you who said that Oscar played in a weak era in the '60s, think again. 

To clear somethings first, the 24-sec. shotclock was already in place in 1954. The three second rule was introduced in 1936. Illegal defense was already in place since 1947. Defensive goaltending was instituted way back during Mikan's college days (pre-1950s). Offensive goaltending was instituted during Russell's senior year in college (1956).

Oscar debuted in the NBA in 1960. He played with all rules in effect.

The level of competition in Oscars era in the '60s is exceptionally t ...

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