Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the current kings of the basketball card collecting world. The “Greek Freak” is one of the best and most versatile players in the NBA and he’s still only 24-years-old. Antetokounmpo’s potential is sky high and his cards are highly sought-after as NBA fans know that he could end up as one of the best players in NBA history.
Bucks fans should know what it’s like watching legendary players suit up for them, as they’ve been fortunate enough to have watched several legends play in Milwaukee. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the best players in the history of the league, began his career in Milwaukee. But it was when Abdul-Jabbar was teamed up with triple-double machine and fellow future Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson that the Bucks reached the top of the NBA. With Abdul-Jabbar, Robertson and the high-scoring Bob Dandridge, the Bucks won the 1970-71 NBA title in dominating fashion.
After Robertson retired and Abdul-Jabbar was traded to the Lakers, the Bucks needed a new leader. Fortunately for them, that leader arrived in 1979 in the figure of Sidney Moncrief. Moncrief was one of the best defenders in the league, winning two Defensive Player of the Year awards and making several All-Star teams. He took the team to seven-straight division titles.
After Moncrief came the “Big Dog” Glenn Robinson who starred for the Bucks in the 1990s. Robinson played alongside a young Ray Allen, who would become one of the best three-point shooters in NBA history.
“Over my years, the city and the fans were the best in the league.”
- Junior Bridgeman, Milwaukee Bucks (1975-1984)
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