Happy 45th birthday, Milwaukee Bucks!

Bucks center Larry Sanders blocks the shot of the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh during the 2013 NBA playoffs. Image by TODAY'S TMJ4

Happy 45th birthday, Milwaukee Bucks!

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Oct 16, 2013

It's not every day a sports franchise reaches a landmark birthday, so local basketball fans should mark October 16th as an important day in Milwaukee.

It was 45 years ago today that the Bucks played their first game, a contest against the Chicago Bulls at the Milwaukee Arena.

Since then, they picked up one of the greatest centers in NBA history in 1969-70...

...won an NBA championship a year later...

...had a decade of dominance in some pretty snazzy uniforms...

...and have begun to grow a future with lots of promise again, all on a new court that celebrates its heritage.

Happy birthday, Bucks!

Jay Sorgi

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Jay Sorgi, a lifelong sports fanatic, is an editor for WIsports.com. He's also a reporter for 620WTMJ and the Packers Radio Network.