Bob Pettit Photo Framed "Bob" Pettit. American professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965). Four time NBA All-Star MVP award, recipient. He was the first recipient of the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award. 1970, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, inductee. A Black and White photo matted and framed as shown.