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Robert Lee "Bob" Pettit Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks . He was the first recipient of the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award. He also won the NBA All-Star Game MVP award four times, a feat matched only by Kobe Bryant. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970.

Bob Pettit
Bob Pettit 1962.jpeg
Pettit in 1962
Personal information
Born (1932-12-12) December 12, 1932 (age 84)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Baton Rouge
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College LSU (1951–1954)
NBA draft 1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Hawks
Playing career 1954–1965
Position Power forward / Center
Number 9
Career history
1954–1965 Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 20,880 (26.4 ppg)
Rebounds 12,849 (16.2 rpg)
Assists 2,369 (3.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Robert Lee "Bob" Pettit Jr. (born December 12, 1932) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954–1965). He was the first recipient of the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award. He also won the NBA All-Star Game MVP award four times, a feat matched only by Kobe Bryant. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970.