Bob Pettit

NBA Forward Bob Pettit

Full Name: Robert Pettit
Profession: NBA Forward

United States of America

Why Famous: Played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965), and was the first recipient of the NBA's MVP Award.

Born: December 12, 1932
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Age: 86 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 1965-06-19 NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana

Historical Events in the Life of Bob Pettit

  • 1956-01-24 6th NBA All Star Game, Rochester, NY: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 108-94; MVP: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks, C
  • 1958-01-21 St Louis Hawks forward Bob Pettit becomes first member of the losing team to win the NBA All-Star MVP award; scores 28 points and grabs 26 rebounds, even though East beats West, 130-118
  • 1959-01-23 St. Louis' Bob Pettit and Elgin Baylor of Minneapolis become first co-winners of the MVP award at an NBA All-Star game; their West team wins, 124-108 in Detroit
  • 1961-11-22 St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws
  • 1962-01-16 Wilt Chamberlain scores 42 points, the most ever in an All-Star Game; also grabs 24 rebounds to win MVP honours in the East team's 150-130 loss to the West; Bob Pettit claims an All-Star record 27 rebounds

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