No. 00 — Jim Otto
Honorable Mention: Robert Parrish, NBA
The Raiders have a strong line of Hall of Fame talent that have donned the Silver & Black. Otto spent the entirety of his 15-year career in Oakland, serving as protection for all-time great Raider quarterbacks including Daryle Lamonica and Tom Flores. In addition to being a member of the AFL All-Time Team, Otto’s sustained greatness at the professional level earned him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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No. 0 — Russell Westbrook
Honorable Mention: Gilbert Arenas, NBA
The most athletic point guard the league has seen, Westbrook is an absolute dynamo on the court. Westbrook’s talent has always been evident, but he was truly unleashed after Kevin Durant’s departure from Oklahoma City. As the lead man for the first time in his career, Westbrook finished the 2017 season averaging a triple-double – the first player to do so since Oscar Robertson (more on him in a minute). Anytime Russ has the ball in his hands, something electric can happen.
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No. 1 — Oscar Robertson
Honorable Mention: Warren Moon, NFL; Ozzie Smith, MLB
The original king of the “triple-double”, Robertson is credited as the first player to average at least 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists per game over a full season. Robertson accomplished the historical feat in just his second professional season, putting up a ridiculous stat line of 30.8 PPG, 11.4 APG, and 12.5 RPG. Robertson would go on to capture his first MVP trophy two years later — narrowly missing a second triple-double season (9.9 RPG) — while helping lead the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA championship in 1971.
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No. 2 — Moses Malone
Honorable Mention: Derek Jeter, MLB
Malone became a pioneer for the sport when he decided to forego college and jump straight to the professional ranks following an illustrious high school career. Many great players have followed in his footsteps, including Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Malone proved that he was plenty capable of holding his own as a youngster, securing a spot on the ABA All-Rookie Team in his first season. He’d go on to win three MVP trophies, and was one of the best players throughout the 80’s.
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No. 3 — Babe Ruth
Honorable Mentions: Allen Iverson, NBA; Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR
Although he has some competition in the form of two dynamic guards in Dwyane Wade and Allen Iverson, Ruth is the clear cut pick for players that have donned the No. 3 jersey. The Great Bambino is widely considered to be the greatest baseball player of all-time. Gifted at both hitting and pitching, Ruth brought legitimacy to the term “iron man” as it pertains to baseball players.
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