By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.
Led by do-everything All-NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks shocked the Brooklyn Nets yesterday to advance to the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals. They will play the winner of today’s Game 7 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks (to air on ESPN Honolulu). The Bucks are gunning for their second NBA title in franchise history. Here’s a short trivia quiz highlighting the history and success of the Bucks. Enjoy!
1. The expansion team Milwaukee Bucks joined the NBA in 1968. What current NBA team previously called Milwaukee home?
A. Cleveland Cavaliers
B. Atlanta Hawks
C. Portland Trailblazers
2. In 1969, the Bucks won a coin flip with the Phoenix Suns for the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. Who did they select with that top pick?
A. Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabber)
B. Elvin Hayes
C. Earl Monroe
3. What is the name of the team’s mascot?
4. Who is the franchise’s all-time scoring leader?
A. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
B. Sidney Moncrief
C. Giannis Antetokounmpo
5. The Bucks acquired All-Star guard Oscar Robertson in 1970 from what team?
A. Kansas City Kings
B. Detroit Pistons
C. Cincinnati Royals
6. Who did the Bucks sweep in the 1971 NBA Finals to claim their first (and only) league championship?
A. Los Angeles Lakers
B. Philadelphia 76ers
C. Baltimore Bullets
7. Who is the team’s all-time leader in head coaching victories?
A. Don Nelson
B. Larry Costello
C. Del Harris
8. The great Sidney Moncrief is among the franchise’s Top 5 players in points, assists, steals, and games played. Where did Moncrief play his college ball?
C. George Mason
9. Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of only three players in NBA history to win two league MVP Awards before turning the age of 26. Who are the other two?
A. Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson
B. Wilt Chamberlain and Allen Iverson
C. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James
10. In March 2019, Milwaukee retired jersey number “8” in honor of what all-time Bucks great?
A. Marques Johnson
B. Michael Redd
C. Junior Bridgeman
1 – B. The Hawks played in Milwaukee from 1951 to 1955.
2 – A. The Hawks drafted Alcindor, who would change his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
3 – B. Bango has been Mikwaukee’s official mascot since October 1977.
4 – A. Abdul-Jabbar scored 14,211 points in his six seasons in Milwaukee.
5 – C. The Bucks acquired “The Big O” from the Cincinnati Royals (now the Sacramento Kings).
6 – C. Milwaukee swept the Baltimore Bullets (now the Washington Wizards)
7 – A. Nelson, who is now retired and living on Maui, won 540 games as the Bucks’ head coach.
8 – B. Moncrief played for Arkansas. He led the Razorbacks to two victories over Hawaii in 1977.
9 – C. Abdul-Jabbar and James.
10 – A. Johnson played seven seasons for Milwaukee, from 1977 to 1983.
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