January 13, 2016

Robert Lee 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.