Bob Pettit

Basketball Player

Birthday December 12, 1932

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Baton Rouge, LA

Age 91 years old

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One of the great early stars of the NBA who won the very first league MVP Award in 1956 as a member of the St. Louis Hawks. He won the award again in 1959. He stood at 6 feet 9 inches tall. 

Before Fame

He starred for Louisiana State University for three seasons before he was drafted by the Milwaukee Hawks. 


He was the first player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points. He received the NBA All-Star Game MVP award 4 times throughout his career. 

Family Life

He had three children and seven grandchildren.  

Associated With

He led the St. Louis Hawks to an NBA title over Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics in 1958.