Friday, July 23, 2021

Milwaukee celebrates the Bucks with parade, party decades in the making

From TMJ4:

Posted at 8:14 AM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 10:38 PM, Jul 22, 2021

MILWAUKEE (AP/TMJ4) — Hundreds of thousands of people squeezed into the streets of downtown Milwaukee to catch a glimpse of the Milwaukee Bucks in a parade that celebrates the city’s first NBA championship in half a century.

The team’s ascendance has invigorated a Midwestern city that is far from the league’s more cosmopolitan venues, like Los Angeles or Boston. And fans have embraced NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who decided to stay with the team that selected him eight years ago with the 15th overall pick in the draft when he was just 18 years old.

The players and owners boarded five double-decker buses Thursday as they rolled through the heart of the city. They finished with a celebration outside Fiserv Forum in the city’s Deer District.

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