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Bucks will have a uniform change this year

Published July 16, 2014

One of the most anticipated changes Milwaukee Bucks fans hoped for with new owners was some kind of uniform change or alteration. Unfortunately, jerseys for the 2014-15 season were planned long in advance. But, the NBA is doing something unique for the teams that have won championships -- which means there will be a change after all.

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The cutting room floor: Notes and quotes from the '74 NBA Finals project

Published June 10, 2014

It ha been 40 years since the Milwaukee Bucks last competed for an NBA Championship, and many involved (including members of the champion Boston Celtics) feel the series may have gone another way had Lucius Allen been healthy. Those thoughts, along with other exclusive insight that didn't make OnMilwaukee.com's retrospective on the 1974 NBA Finals.

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40 years from glory: Bucks, Celtics remember the 1974 NBA Finals

Published June 5, 2014

As the NBA Finals gets underway, we take a look back at the 1974 championship as the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics engaged in a classic, seven-game series in which the road team won five times and the rosters featured six future Hall of Famers and additional five All-Stars. It was the last championship run for a Bucks franchise that won its only title in 1971, and it was the first title after the Bill Russell era for the Celtics.

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Does LeBron belong on the all-time top 10 list?

Published June 3, 2014

Many people claim LeBron James is one of the top 10 to ever play the game. Some people put him in the top five. Which, of course, got me to thinking: who are my top 10 basketball players of all-time and does James make the list?

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Carving a Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin sports

Published May 2, 2014

The state of Wisconsin has a rich history spanning many sports, with influential power brokers and all-time great athletes. It got us thinking - who's the best of the best? We tell you who we think belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin athletes, baseball in Milwaukee and the most influential figures in state sports history. Do you agree?

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Abdul-Jabbar offers clear-headed response to Sterling situation

Published April 29, 2014

This afternoon, new commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA banned Sterling for life and is going to try to force him into selling the team due to his racist rant. The disgust at Sterling has been virtually universal. One of the most eloquent responses to the situation, however, came from basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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From Bucks to Longhorns: Steve Patterson's memorable journey

Published March 22, 2014

Steve Patterson grew up answering phones for a fledgling NBA franchise called the Milwaukee Bucks, of which is father, Ray, was a part owner. He watched his dad help build the only NBA champion in city history before moving south and then embarking on his own career in professional sports. This weekend, he returns for basketball and a stop at Mader's as the new athletics director at the University of Texas.

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Immortality awaits, but for whom?

Published Aug. 29, 2012

This week, two Milwaukee sports icons are in the news for the highest honor one can have bestowed upon them.

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Milwaukee Talks: Former Bucks GM Wayne Embry

Published Aug. 24, 2012

Wayne Embry, who was in town recently to receive the Legends Award at the Fellowship Open golf tournament, talked with OnMilwaukee.com about building a champion in Milwaukee, trading for Oscar Robertson, trading away Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and what it means to be a pioneer in professional sports.

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Kareem: The reluctant Milwaukeean

Published April 20, 2012

Through it all, and surprisingly to some, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who turned 65 earlier this week, views his time in Milwaukee as a blessing. The legend's career here may have concluded more than a generation ago, but his memories of our city are indeed fond.

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The glue that held Milwaukee's last championship together

Published Feb. 29, 2012

While Lew Alcindor was certainly the superstar he was advertised to be coming out of UCLA, the glue to the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks was Oscar Robertson, who would have never come here had it not been for an ugly, bitter divorce with his previous team, the Cincinnati Royals.