Throwback Thursday: Bucks win title

Sad that the anniversary was marked by the Bucks being eliminated by the Bulls and Kareem’s return to the hospital.

But his was a solid team with a starting 5 of:

Guards – Oscar Robertson (19.4 PPG) and Jon McGlocklin (15.8)

Front Court: Bob Dandridge (18.4 Pts, 8.0 Rebs), Greg Smith (11.7 Pts, 7.2 Rebs) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (31.7 Pts and 16.0 Rebs).

NBA.com | All Ball Blog with Lang Whitaker

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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

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