1961 — The Cincinnati Royals’ 22-year-old rookie sensation, Oscar Robertson, becomes the youngest player to receive NBA All-Star MVP honors. Robertson has 23 points and 14 assists in a 153-131 victory for the West at Syracuse, N.Y.
Cincinnati Royals’ Oscar Robertson, with ball, looks apprehensively over his shoulder as Los Angeles Lakers’ Jerry West adjusts his balance with a firm hand on his back in Morgantown, West Virginia on Feb. 5, 1961. Others are: Cincinnati’s Hub Reed (51)and the Lakers’ Frank Selvy (11). The NBA was played at the WVU Field House, before crowd. (AP Photo)