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Basketball Legend Oscar Robertson Talks NBA Lifetime Achievement Award

Basketball legend Oscar Robertson is this year’s recipient of the NBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, stopping by EBONY on the NBA Awards red carpet to share his excitement over the honor, as well as comparisons to current Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

Admitting that basketball is a totally different game today than it was in his heyday, Robertson acknowledges their similarities while praising the point guard for his prowess on the court.

Check out his quick Q&A, as well as his acceptance speech, above.

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