Milwaukee Bucks history

larryallen73larryallen73 Posts: 5,926 ✭✭✭

I heard on the radio that the Bucks will be going for their 60th win today. Would be first time for their franchise since '80-81. My question is can anybody, without looking it up, name their starting of the 1980-81 team!? I think I could come up with one or two. Lol. Curious what you smart sports fan can come up with!? I should add that people that live in Milwaukee have to wait to chime in. :)

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  • CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 8,123 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll guess Bob McAdoo and that is probably incorrect.

  • CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 8,123 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well it McAdoo never played for the Bucks.

    I did see favorite Center though.

  • DarinDarin Posts: 3,343 ✭✭✭✭

    I could name several Brewers but sorry don't think I could name a single Buck.

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  • 45isodd45isodd Posts: 155 ✭✭✭

    Brian Winters, Junior Bridgeman, Bob Lanier, Sidney Moncrief, and Marques Johnson is my guess.

  • JRR300JRR300 Posts: 322 ✭✭✭

    Marques Johnson was there a long time, along with Sidney Moncrief. I thought Bridgeman came off the bench. Winters was the 2 guard, but drawing a blank on the point guard. I didn't remember but I think about post with Lanier at center is right, but not totally sure.

  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 18,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lanier, Quinn Buckner, M Johnson and Bridgeman is what I remember

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  • 45isodd45isodd Posts: 155 ✭✭✭
    edited April 7, 2019 4:07PM

    Buckner PG, Moncrief SG, Winters SF, Johnson PF, Lanier C. Mickey Johnson also started at PF, with Bridgeman off the bench.

  • thisistheshowthisistheshow Posts: 1,752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The only one I would get is Sidney Moncrief, and that is because I just finished reading that he will go into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

  • larryallen73larryallen73 Posts: 5,926 ✭✭✭

    Pretty good work.

    As a big UCLA fan I am embarrased I forgot about Marques Johnson. Speaking of whom, by the way, squeezed down a dunk last week on his 63rd birthday

    Moncrief and Winters were who I had been thinking of.

    Pretty good squad.

    https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MIL/1981.html

  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 18,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Bucks won 5 straight division titles during this period. They were good

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  • ADGADG Posts: 302 ✭✭✭

    Marques Johnson just had his jersey number (8) retired at the new Fiserve Forum a couple weeks ago. He does TV commentary now for the Bucks, and is pretty good at it. Nice to have him back in Milwaukee. I have him as a starter on my all-time Bucks team (Kareem, Oscar, Sydney, and now Giannis are the others).

    Don Nelson traded him to the Clippers for Terry Cummings, Ricky Pierce, and Craig Hodges.

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  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 8,954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Who remembers Paul Mokeski of the Bucks back in the day?

  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 18,944 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 12, 2019 12:53AM

    @SanctionII said:
    Who remembers Paul Mokeski of the Bucks back in the day?

    I remember him with the Pistons in his first year. Don’t remember how they got him. I don’t think they drafted him. Mokeski was a 7 footer out of Kansas. Went to the Bucks shortly after. Played with them in the early/ mid 80’s. He had a porn mustache.

    I do remember that the Pistons traded Bob Lanier to Milwaukee for Kent Benson and a #1 pick. The Pistons used that pick to draft Larry Drew who was just bounced as the coach of the Cavs today.

    Kent Benson was the first pick/Milwakeee in the NBA draft in 1977 after Indiana’s perfect season. ( beat my Wolverines in the finals). Benson had a forgetful NBA career.

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  • keetskeets Posts: 21,180 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 12, 2019 11:35AM

    the Bucks were my favorite in the late 60's and early 70's. then along came Girls and my Uncle until 1980. I think I went almost 20 years without watching an NBA game until the early 1990's.


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  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 8,954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My memory of Kent Benson in college was when he was a senior. Indiana played Purdue. Purdue had a freshman center named Joe Barry Carroll (who was a sophomore at my high school when I was a senior; he played center on the sophomore team and I played center on the varsity team; his hoops career was much better than mine LOL). During the game Carroll made a play where he dunked over Benson. The dunk was one where the defender was absolutely helpless and got humiliated. Benson was posterized.

    During his pro career I vaguely remember Benson challenging Kareem in a game to a fight. Benson had no chance in defending against Kareem and he decided to try to challenge him to a fight instead. I think Kareem punched Benson in the face.

  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 18,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SanctionII said:
    My memory of Kent Benson in college was when he was a senior. Indiana played Purdue. Purdue had a freshman center named Joe Barry Carroll (who was a sophomore at my high school when I was a senior; he played center on the sophomore team and I played center on the varsity team; his hoops career was much better than mine LOL). During the game Carroll made a play where he dunked over Benson. The dunk was one where the defender was absolutely helpless and got humiliated. Benson was posterized.

    During his pro career I vaguely remember Benson challenging Kareem in a game to a fight. Benson had no chance in defending against Kareem and he decided to try to challenge him to a fight instead. I think Kareem punched Benson in the face.

    :D

    Awesome

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  • hammer1hammer1 Posts: 929 ✭✭✭

    @SanctionII said:

    During his pro career I vaguely remember Benson challenging Kareem in a game to a fight. Benson had no chance in defending against Kareem and he decided to try to challenge him to a fight instead. I think Kareem punched Benson in the face.

    Worst punch in the face was Kermit Washington smashing Rudy T.

  • cecropiamothcecropiamoth Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is the YouTube video of Kareem punching Kent Benson.

    Jeff

  • ADGADG Posts: 302 ✭✭✭

    @Justacommeman said:

    @SanctionII said:
    Who remembers Paul Mokeski of the Bucks back in the day?

    I remember him with the Pistons in his first year. Don’t remember how they got him. I don’t think they drafted him. Mokeski was a 7 footer out of Kansas. Went to the Bucks shortly after. Played with them in the early/ mid 80’s. He had a porn mustache.

    I do remember that the Pistons traded Bob Lanier to Milwaukee for Kent Benson and a #1 pick. The Pistons used that pick to draft Larry Drew who was just bounced as the coach of the Cavs today.

    Kent Benson was the first pick/Milwakeee in the NBA draft in 1977 after Indiana’s perfect season. ( beat my Wolverines in the finals). Benson had a forgetful NBA career.

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    In 1977 the Bucks had 3 picks out the first 11! Kent Benson (1), Marques Johnson (3) and Ernie Grunfeld (11). At least they got one pick right. Could have taken Jack Sikma. Really a pretty weak draft when you look back at the entire first round picks.

    I certainly remember the "fight" with Kareem. Benson had no idea he gave him an elbow in the sweet spot. It was the highlight of his career in the NBA.

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  • estangestang Posts: 1,142 ✭✭✭

    Classless move by KAJ -- classless...

    Enjoy your collection!
    Erik
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