Robert Lee Pettit, Jr. was born on December 12, 1932 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His professional basketball career in NBA lasted for almost eleven years. Many people admired this guy before because of his remarkable basketball skills. In his eleven-year basketball career, he spent too much time on basketball tournaments and he gained a lot of awards in various events. The professional basketball career of Robert Lee Pettit, Jr. started when Milwaukee Hawks chose him as 2nd overall pick in the 1954 NBA draft. He can play in two different basketball positions: power forwards and center. This guy was well known in NBA as a high jumper and he can make more than twenty points in just one basketball match. He also received an MVP award in NBA in his professional basketball career. And he retired in 1965 for some important reasons.