The Milwaukee Bucks were an early NBA expansion team, founded in 1968 as the league grew in size and popularity. The Bucks won their first championship a short three years after their inception—the fastest a fledgling team has won a championship in any North American sports league—and appeared in several more playoff and finals matches in the ensuing years, thanks to their draft acquisition of Lew Alcindor—who soon changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Abdul-Jabbar played the first six years of his career in Milwaukee, and even though most casual basketball fans remember his Lakers era, his impact on the Bucks lasted for decades to come. The blockbuster trade that sent him to LA set the Bucks up to contend for years to come, and the team has always been a competitive dark horse in the Eastern Conference.Read More ...
In recent years, the Bucks drafted Giannis Antetokounmpo, signed him to a long-term contract, and opened a brand new, state-of-the-art arena to usher in a new era of entertaining play in a world-class venue. The Bucks are currently one of the most formidable teams in the Eastern Conference and look to stay that way for years to come.
Fiserv Forum opened in June 2018 and is the newest arena in the NBA. Downtown Milwaukee has enjoyed a strong resurgence and revitalization in recent years; the Forum and its adjacent modern entertainment districts are now located in the heart of Wisconsin’s largest city. Affectionately known as the “Four-One-Forum” after Milwaukee’s 414 area code, the Friserv Forum is one of the premier entertainment venues in America, featuring modern design, infotainment, seating, and concessions.