The Milwaukee Bucks have introduced another way for fans to celebrate the franchise’s 50th anniversary season, announcing on Friday the Legends of the Rafters Bobblehead Series, which commemorates those players whose numbers have been retired and hung at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The series, which is sponsored by Johnson Controls, includes seven home games during the 2017-18 season. Here is a full list of the games featured in the series, as well as the bobblehead that will be given out:
Nov. 15 vs. Detroit Pistons: Bob Dandridge
Dec. 6 vs. Detroit Pistons: Sidney Moncrief
Jan. 3 vs. Indiana Pacers: Bob Lanier
Jan. 10 vs. Orlando Magic: Brian Winters
Jan. 17 vs. Miami Heat: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Feb. 15 vs. Denver Nuggets: Jon McGlocklin
March 7 vs. Houston Rockets: Junior Bridgeman
Fans can purchase a ticket, starting at $29, and receive a Bucks legend bobblehead. Fans who purchase all seven games in the series receive a bonus eighth game on March 21 against the Los Angeles Clippers, for $192. For more information on the Legends of the Rafters Bobblehead Series, or for tickets, click here.
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