The Milwaukee Bucks are Champions of the National Basketball Association.
For non NBA fans, or non resident of Milwaukee, WI, you may not care, which is fine. But allow the significance of this. This is the same Bucks team that went into last year’s bubble playoffs losing to the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs. More importantly, this comes last year after they protested their playoff game versus the Orlando Magic in the first round in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Last year, when I wrote about the Milwaukee Bucks starting the trend of being change agents within the NBA, I was hoping they would be rewarded for standing out in this manner. During the off season: the Bucks signed Bobby Portis, PJ Tucker, Jrue Holliday, and most importantly Giannis signed a 5 year extension with Milwaukee making this city his home for the foreseeable future. In this current age of sports, where we are able to see so much more of who these athletes are and where you are expected to have more of an impact than just your stat line, this team made the most of their chance. This team is special, this moment they have been preparing for. And as a fan, I couldn’t be happier.
BUCKS IN SIX