Bob Pettit's checkerboard 57/58 St. Louis Hawks shooting shirt. Pettit, a 6'9'' forward from LSU, played in 11 NBA seasons and 11 NBA all-star games (MVP in '56, '58, and '59). Pettit was a great scorer and a great rebounder and is 1 of 3 players to lead the league in scoring and rebounding the same year. Pettit averaged 26.4 ppg. during his career. Pettit is a member of basketball's Hall of Fame and was voted one of the top 50 basketball players of all time at the NBA's 50th anniversary.