7 Facts About Oscar Robertson

1. On June 9, 2007, Oscar Robertson received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Cincinnati for both his philanthropic and entrepreneurial efforts.

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2. In 1997, Oscar Robertson donated one of his kidneys to his daughter Tia, who suffered lupus-related kidney failure.

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3. In 2004, an 18" bronze statue of Oscar Robertson was sculpted by world-renowned sculptor Harry Weber.

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4. In 2015, Oscar Robertson was among a group of investors who placed a marijuana legalization initiative on the Ohio ballot.

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5. In January 2011, Oscar Robertson joined a class action lawsuit against the NCAA, challenging the organization's use of the images of its former student athletes.

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6. In July 2004, Oscar Robertson was named interim head coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team for approximately a month while head coach Bob Huggins served a suspension stemming from a drunk-driving conviction.

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7. In 1994, a nine-foot bronze statue of Oscar Robertson was erected outside the Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center, the current home of Cincinnati Bearcats basketball.

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