Posts Tagged ‘Milwaukee Bucks’

Which team’s new uniform do you like best?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA Draft is tomorrow, which means NBA teams have the opportunity to change their fortunes quickly. Another way teams can change their futures? With new uniforms. Today the Atlanta Hawks announced their new brand identity, making them the fourth NBA team this offseason to debut new uniforms/logos. Below we present all four, with your chance to vote for your favorite new look at the bottom…

ATLANTA HAWKS
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LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
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MILWAUKEE BUCKS
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PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
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UPDATE: New third jersey in Charlotte!

Bucks unveil new uniforms

NBA.com staff reports


VIDEO: Bucks players and coach see new uniforms

The Milwaukee Bucks completed their transformation on Saturday, unveiling new home and road uniforms at a rally in downtown Milwaukee.

Per the team, the jerseys include a number of unique elements:

BLUE COLLAR – The inside of the collar features a blue stripe, representative of the blue collar work ethic of not only the Bucks, but also of the city and state that the team proudly represents.

M CREST – Detailing on the outside of the collar features the modern “M” that is present in both the primary and secondary logos.

CHAMPIONSHIP TAB – The gold tab on the jerseys commemorates the Bucks’ 1971 World Championship season. Milwaukee is one of only 16 teams to wear the gold championship tab.

CREAM CITY RAINBOW – The unique color block pattern on the sides of the jerseys showcases the color palette of the new Bucks and is an homage to the popular “Irish Rainbow” detailing that adorned Bucks uniforms from 1977 through 1993.

MILWAUKEE ROADS – For the first time since 1977, the Bucks’ official road uniforms will proudly display “Milwaukee” across the chest, returning the city to its rightful place on the global stage.

FEAR THE DEER – A custom “Fear the Deer” player tag at the bottom of the jerseys serves as a reminder to the players each time they put on their uniforms of the aggressive attitude and team spirit they are expected to carry with them onto the court.

NEGATIVE SPACE M – Detailing on the sides of the shorts is designed to create an “M” in the negative space, another subtle carryover from our team marks and a representation of our hometown pride.

CUSTOM FONT – Word marks and numerals are created from the Bucks new proprietary font that is featured throughout the new logo set.

What are your thoughts on the Bucks’ new look? Leave your comments below!

 

 

Jason Kidd responds to birthday party invite, 14 years later

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Back in 2001, when Daniel Marks was 10 years old, he invited Jason Kidd to his birthday party. Kidd did not attend the party, presumably because he had other things to do than show up at a birthday party for a 10-year-old he didn’t know.

Fourteen years later, Marks now works for the Milwaukee Bucks, so he probably had a more direct way of getting in touch with Kidd, the coach of the Bucks, when he turned 24. Happy birthday!

(via B/R)

Throwback Thursday: Bucks win title


VIDEO: Relive Milwaukee’s run to the 1970 championship

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball. Suggestions are always welcome!

Today’s Topic: Bucks win lone championship

Oscar Robertson came to Milwaukee via a trade before the start of the 1970-71 season and had already amassed a career full of accolades, including an MVP, a triple-double season and more. What had eluded him, though, was a championship and he was hoping that a move to the Bucks — which paired him with young center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — would fill that hole on his resume.

Robertson ended up being right as the Bucks rumbled over the entire NBA in 1970-71, amassing 66 wins and reaching The Finals in just their third season of existence. Once on the NBA’s championship stage, Milwaukee didn’t waste any time and swept the Baltimore Bullets, beating them 118-106 in Game 4 on April 30, 1971. That victory gave the city its first (and only) NBA title.

In honor of the Bucks’ championship-clinching win, we take a look back at them and several other great teams from the 1970s:


Gallery: Abdul-Jabbar, Bucks claim title

What are your favorite Bucks championship team memories? Leave your comments below!

The Bucks talk fashion

By Jeff Case

A few weeks ago, Jared Dudley, O.J. Mayo and Jerryd Bayless hung out at a restaurant and talked massages, boats, swimming, Don King and more.

If you were a little sad that’s all we got from them, don’t be. The Bucks have a new chat between the teammates on fashion — specifically suits, vests, wearing something more than once, watches and more.


VIDEO: Jerryds and Juice, Episode II

Horry Scale: Bayless keeps Bucks alive


VIDEO: Bucks’ guard Jerryd Bayless’ layup keeps Milwaukee’s season alive.

Jerryd Bayless headed to the sideline as if he hit a shot to end the first quarter, of a game in January, against a lottery team. He basically calmly walked off.

But that smile. It was bigger than the arena, a louder statement than the home crowd, more of a barometer of the new mood among the Bucks than the updated playoff standings. That smile, the one a lot of people in Wisconsin now have.

Jared Dudley made the great pass, Bayless made the twisting layup at the buzzer, and the Bucks had finally pushed through against the Bulls, going from the double-overtime loss on Thursday and the 0-3 deficit in the best-of-seven series to the 92-90 victory Saturday in Milwaukee.

DIFFICULTY

For Bayless? Not much. He had to catch the ball going away from the basket and turn slightly to flip the ball in with his right hand while taking a slight hit from defender Derrick Rose.

The pass was the hard part. Throwing the ball in from the left sideline, Dudley completed a perfect pass, through Joakim Noah applying pressure on Dudley and through Rose staying close to Bayless. The pass could not have been better.

GAME SITUATION

Rose’s eighth turnover of the day — a day he probably never forgets — gave the Bucks the ball with 1.3 seconds remaining in a 90-90 game. Coach Jason Kidd called one timeout, a full. Then another, a 20.

And the series situation. Milwaukee had already lost in overtime in the series, two days before, and likely would have had another extra period if it didn’t convert on this last try. Lose this one as well and the season’s over.

IMPORTANCE

C’mon.

CELEBRATION

It was a great scene. Bayless may have been calm as he walked to the sideline, but once there, he was mobbed by teammates as the building went wild, at least the people who hadn’t made the drive from Chicago to watch. Even the scene looked good from overhead, with many Bucks fans waving the white T-shirts left on the seats before the game.

GRADE

Five Horrys, and only because that’s the limit. A basket to win a playoff game, against a neighborhood rival, with the possibility of elimination looming — that easily deserves the max.

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Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


VIDEO: Relive Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s storied NBA career

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball. Suggestions are always welcome!

Today’s Topic: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Birthday

Rare is the person who shares his or her birthday with a moment in their (future) chosen field, but such is the case for NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The Hall of Famer won six MVPs, six NBA championships, is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and is considered by many to be the best center of all time.

And, apart from those accolades, he also shares his birthday with a bit of NBA lore. He was born in New York on the same day that the opening game of the first NBA Finals was played — with the Philadelphia Warriors defeating the Chicago Stags 84-71 in Game 1.

Abdul-Jabbar went on to play in a record 20 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers, setting an NBA record for points scored (38,387).

In honor of Abdul-Jabbar turning 68 today, we take a look back at the storied career of one of the best big men in NBA history:


Gallery: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career

What are your favorite Abdul-Jabbar memories? Leave your comments below!

Bucks unveil new logos for 2015-16 season

NBA.com staff reports

The Milwaukee Bucks unveiled their new logos for the 2015-16 season, which will feature their new colors: green, cream and blue.

What do you think of the new look? Leave your comments below!

Milwaukee Bucks reveal new arena plans

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Milwaukee Bucks have been playing home games in the Bradley Center since 1988, which isn’t all that long ago in real time, but still makes it one of the oldest arenas in the NBA. Last year, when the Bucks were sold, some money was earmarked for a new arena in downtown Milwaukee. Where the rest of the money for a new arena will come from has yet to be announced, but today the Bucks released a video and drawings of a new downtown development that could be the home for the Bucks in the future.

From their release

The images depict early conceptual drawings of a new multi-purpose venue and entertainment district that anchor an ambitious new development vision activated by sports, entertainment, residential and office uses. The proposed site, which primarily sits between Fourth Street and Sixth Street from State Street to McKinley Avenue, will seamlessly link with active development on all sides, including Old World Third Street, Schlitz Park, The Brewery, the Milwaukee riverfront, Water Street and the Wisconsin Center.

The vision is for an arena designed for maximum flexibility and year-round use. A dynamic entertainment district will serve as a destination that draws the people of the region together for unforgettable experiences and a place people will love to gather for generations to come.

“We’re not just trying to build a new home for the Milwaukee Bucks, but create a 365-day attraction for Wisconsin residents that will help revitalize downtown Milwaukee,” said Bucks president Peter Feigin. “We’re excited to share this glimpse of our vision for the future as we continue to work with our local and state partners to arrive at a viable plan. This collective effort will create a ripple effect of growth, development and transformation for the entire community and region.”

The Bucks talk about massages, wild sharks and ear cleaning

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to hang out with Jared Dudley, O.J. Mayo and Jerryd Bayless, the Milwaukee Bucks have an answer for you. They’ve gathered these three at a restaurant, and while there’s not actually any eating going on, the conversation is incredible, touching on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: massages; boats; swimming; Don King; wild sharks; an underwater snorkel trail; ear cleanings in China.

We need more of this conversation. Can this be a weekly podcast?


VIDEO: Jerryds and Juice