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Bob Pettit
Bob Pettit
Personal information
Born Robert Lee Pettit Jr.
December 12, 1932 (1932-12-12) (age 87)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 205 lbs (93 kg)
Career information
High school Baton Rouge
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College LSU (1951–1954)
NBA Draft 1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career 1954-1965 (11 years)
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
19541965 Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (1958)
  • 2× NBA Most Valuable Player (1956, 1959)
  • 11× NBA All-Star (1955–1965)
  • 4× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1956, 1958–1959, 1962)
  • 10× All-NBA First Team (1955–1964)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1965)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1955)
  • 2× NBA scoring champion (1956, 1959)
  • NBA 25th Anniversary Team
  • NBA 35th Anniversary Team
  • NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • No. 9 retired by Atlanta Hawks
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1954)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1953)
  • No. 50 retired by LSU


Robert Lee "Bob" Pettit Jr. (born December 12, 1932) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played his whole career with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks in 11 seasons in the NBA. He was the first recipient of the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award. He also won the NBA All-Star Game MVP award four times. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970.


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