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In which year was the Milwaukee Bucks franchise established?

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Facts about the Milwaukee Bucks to impress your friends

  1. The Fastest Championship: The Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA Championship in just their third season (1970-71), which is one of the fastest for any expansion team in NBA history.
  2. Ray Allen's Legacy: Ray Allen, who played for the Bucks from 1996 to 2003, is considered one of the greatest shooters in the history of the NBA. He set numerous records while playing for the Bucks and was a beloved figure in Milwaukee.
  3. Home Court Advantage: The Bucks play their home games at the Fiserv Forum, which opened in 2018. The arena is known for its modern design and fan-friendly amenities.
  4. Fear the Deer: "Fear the Deer" is a slogan used by the Bucks, and it has become synonymous with the team. The phrase is used to rally fans and create a sense of unity and support for the team.
  5. Giannis' Nickname: Giannis Antetokounmpo, the star player of the Bucks, is often referred to as the "Greek Freak" due to his Greek heritage and his incredible athleticism and skills on the court.
  6. Sidney Moncrief's Impact: Sidney Moncrief, who played for the Bucks in the 1980s, was one of the best defensive players of his era. He won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award twice while playing for the Bucks.
  7. The Original Buck: The first mascot of the Milwaukee Bucks was named "Bucky," and he was introduced in the 1970s. Bucky was later replaced by "Bango," the current mascot.
  8. The MECCA Floor: The Milwaukee Exposition, Convention Center, and Arena (MECCA) was the original home of the Bucks. The MECCA's basketball floor was renowned for its pop-art design, created by artist Robert Indiana in 1977.
  9. Oscar Robertson's Contribution: Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson played a crucial role in the Bucks' early success. He was traded to the Bucks in 1970 and helped lead the team to its first NBA Championship in 1971 alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
  10. Community Involvement: The Milwaukee Bucks are actively involved in the community through the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation, which focuses on youth education, youth health and wellness, and community betterment.
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Did you know?

The Bucks name has an interesting story

When you think of Milwaukee, what do you think of? When we think of it, we think of Lavern & Shirley and some of America's finest beer. What you probably don't think of when you imagine Milwaukee is deer, more specifically, male deer. Nonetheless, when the franchise was awarded NBA status in 1968, the team's owners were keen to find the perfect name. Instead of letting a corporate board vote on the name, they decided to let the public decide. When they hosted a contest, there were over 14,000 responses. While you can imagine that they heard every name in the books, one name popped up 45 different times. Since Milwaukee Bucks seemed to be such a popular choice, the name was adopted, and it hasn't changed since. The logo, however, has been changed four different times in the franchise's long and notable existence. Would you have chosen Bucks as your suggestion?

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