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Hall of Famer Oscar 'The Big O' Robertson auctioning off his 1971 NBA title ring and other memorabilia six years after it was revealed he owed MILLIONS in bank loans

  • The starting bid on Robertson's Milwaukee Bucks championship ring is $20,000?
  • The reasoning behind Robertson's decision to sell his collectibles is unclear
  • Robertson, 79, has been involved in a number of charities since retiring in 1974
  • The University of Cincinnati alum has had an up-and-down career in business
  • In 2012 it was revealed that a chemical company he owned owed around $200k in back taxes and interest while he and his wife owed $2.4 million in bank loans?
  • A collegiate star for the Bearcats, Robertson famously averaged a triple-double for the Cincinnati Royals in 1961-62 before winning the 1970-71 title in Milwaukee
  • Robertson was given the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award last month, in part, because he co-founded the National Basketball Retired Players Association

The starting bid on Robertson's Milwaukee Bucks championship ring is $20,000

The starting bid on Robertson's Milwaukee Bucks championship ring is $20,000

Oscar Robertson is set to auction off some of his most prominent basketball memorabilia, including his 1971 NBA championship ring, but it's not exactly clear why the 79-year-old Hall of Famer decided to hawk his souvenirs.?

A former NBA MVP and the first player to ever average a triple double for a season, Robertson is auctioning off a variety of items in a Lelands.com event that runs through August 17.

Lelands.com did not immediately respond to a question about the impetus for the auction.?

The starting bid on Robertson's Milwaukee Bucks championship ring is $20,000. For comparison's sake, Yankees legend Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series ring sold for?$2,093,926.80 in May of 2017 after the bidding started at $100,000.

While playing for the Cincinnati Bearcats, Robertson pulls in a rebound against Kansas State

While playing for the Cincinnati Bearcats, Robertson pulls in a rebound against Kansas State

Robertson was honored last month with the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award (left), in part, because he co-founded the National Basketball Retired Players Association and served as its first president. The organization improved pension benefits and health benefits for retired players
Roberts was already a star when he was traded from Cincinnati to Milwaukee in 1971, but it was with the Bucks that he ultimately won a title alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (far right)

Robertson was honored last month with the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award (left), in part, because he co-founded the National Basketball Retired Players Association and served as its first president. The organization improved pension benefits and health benefits for retired players. He was already a star when he was traded from Cincinnati to Milwaukee in 1971, but it was with the Bucks that he ultimately won a title alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (far right)?

While his exact motivation remains a mystery, Robertson has been involved in a number of charities in retirement, including the Boys Club of the New York, the National Kidney Foundation, the BA Legends Foundation, and the?Oscar and Yvonne Robertson Scholarship Fund at the University of Cincinnati, which grants three scholarships annually.

Oscar and his wife Yvone also serve as co-chair's for the school's $1 billion Capital Campaign.?

Robertson has had an up-and-down career as a businessman.?

He founded a chemical company named Orchem in 1981 that eventually became profitable. However, by 2012 the company was facing a foreclosure for over $200,000 in back property taxes and interest, while Robertson and his wife personally owed more than $2.4 million to a pair of banks connected to loans for the company, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.?

The company has since reinvented itself, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier, and today it currently offers a variety of services.?

An Orchem spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.??

Among the 51 items listed are Robertson's championship ring he won with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971, his Basketball Hall of Fame ring and induction trophy, 11 of his NBA All-Star rings - he was a 12-time All-Star - and his game-worn jerseys from the Bucks and University of Cincinnati.

Robertson was named to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1980 for his playing career, which included nine first team All-NBA selections and the NBA Most Valuable Player award in 1964

Robertson was named to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1980 for his playing career, which included nine first team All-NBA selections and the NBA Most Valuable Player award in 1964

Each item will include letter of authenticity signed by Robertson, whose storied NBA career ended in 1974.?

He has since had his jersey number retired by both the Bucks and Sacramento Kings - a franchise he played for in Cincinnati when it was known as 'The Royals.'

Oscar Robertson's College Player of the Year Award has a starting bid of $5,000

Oscar Robertson's College Player of the Year Award has a starting bid of $5,000

Robertson was named to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1980 for his playing career, which included nine first team All-NBA selections and the NBA Most Valuable Player award in 1964.

Robertson was honored last month with the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award, in part, because he co-founded the National Basketball Retired Players Association and served as its first president. The organization improved pension benefits and health benefits for retired players.?

He was also a significant participant in a class action lawsuit against the NBA in 1970, which ultimately changed the league's rules for free agency and the draft, helping players to earn more money.

With his daughter Tia suffering from lupus in 1997, Robertson donated one of his kidneys in order to save her life.??

Robertson famously averaged a triple-double for the Cincinnati Royals in 1961-62

Robertson famously averaged a triple-double for the Cincinnati Royals in 1961-62

The bidding for one of Robertson's game-worn jerseys from the University of Cincinnati starts at $3,000. 'The Big O' helped guide the Bearcats to a pair of NCAA Final Fours?

The bidding for one of Robertson's game-worn jerseys from the University of Cincinnati starts at $3,000. 'The Big O' helped guide the Bearcats to a pair of NCAA Final Fours?

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