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    1980's Milwaukee Bucks, would they be good enough to win a title in this era?

    1980's Milwaukee Bucks, would they be good enough to win a title in this era?


    1986-87 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 50 32 .610 3 4.05 109.5 105.6 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals Nelson (50-32)
    1985-86 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 57 25 .695 1 8.67 111.4 102.7 Lost Eastern Conference Finals Nelson (57-25)
    1984-85 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 59 23 .720 1 6.70 110.5 103.6 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals Nelson (59-23)
    1983-84 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 50 32 .610 1 4.04 107.8 103.6 Lost Eastern Conference Finals Nelson (50-32)
    1982-83 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 51 31 .622 1 4.32 105.8 101.4 Lost Eastern Conference Finals Nelson (51-31)
    1981-82 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 55 27 .671 1 5.38 107.7 102.3 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals Nelson (55-27)
    1980-81 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 60 22 .732 1 7.14 108.7 101.8 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals Nelson (60-22)


    Here was a team that won 50+ games for 7 years in a row. They had solid guys on the team in Marques Johnson, Bob Lanier, Sidney Moncrief, Terry Cummings, Paul Pressey, etc.

    How good would a team like that do in the league nowadays? Like from 2003- until now would be the equilavent to the 7 years above. Would they have won any titles?



    I used the Bucks because many never have heard about them. They had star players, but never anyone top 5 or so in the league nor top 10.
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    In the later seasons they added defensive beast Alvin Robertson and prolific scorer Rickey Pierce + energetic guy Franck Bricowski and solid role player Fred Roberts.


    Definelty they would be contenders now.

    So would be most of the top 10 teams during the 80s like Niques Hawks, Prices Cavsv, Barkely sixers, Olajuwon Rockets kevin Johnsons suns, Doug Moes nuggets and specially the 80s Mavs, Probably the BEST team ever not to enter the finals.
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    I'd take the 1970-71 Bucks. Though they only won one championship how can you go wrong with two players that are arguably the best at their position. Mr triple double, Oscar Robertson(PG) and Lew Alcindor #1 in total points in league history (if all you young wipper snappers don't know him google him.

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    ^As far as i know " Lew Alcindor" never played in the league, he had already taken his muslim name before that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcrooner View Post
    ^As far as i know " Lew Alcindor" never played in the league, he had already taken his muslim name before that
    No...he didn't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcrooner View Post
    ^As far as i know " Lew Alcindor" never played in the league, he had already taken his muslim name before that
    No. Lew Alcindor won a championship with the Bucks my friend. If I'm not mistaken, he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar right after they won the championship in '71.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMIN12NBA View Post
    No. Lew Alcindor won a championship with the Bucks my friend. If I'm not mistaken, he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar right after they won the championship in '71.
    Yup thats right. That's why I put down Alcindor .

    On May 1, 1971, the day after the Bucks won the NBA championship, he adopted the Arabic name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, meaning "generous, servant of the all-powerfu
    Last edited by td0tsfinest; 01-19-2009 at 09:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by td0tsfinest View Post
    I'd take the 1970-71 Bucks. Though they only won one championship how can you go wrong with two players that are arguably the best at their position. Mr triple double, Oscar Robertson(PG) and Lew Alcindor #1 in total points in league history (if all you young wipper snappers don't know him google him.
    One of the best teams ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JordansBulls View Post
    1980's Milwaukee Bucks, would they be good enough to win a title in this era?


    1986-87 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 50 32 .610 3 4.05 109.5 105.6 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals Nelson (50-32)
    1985-86 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 57 25 .695 1 8.67 111.4 102.7 Lost Eastern Conference Finals Nelson (57-25)
    1984-85 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 59 23 .720 1 6.70 110.5 103.6 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals Nelson (59-23)
    1983-84 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 50 32 .610 1 4.04 107.8 103.6 Lost Eastern Conference Finals Nelson (50-32)
    1982-83 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 51 31 .622 1 4.32 105.8 101.4 Lost Eastern Conference Finals Nelson (51-31)
    1981-82 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 55 27 .671 1 5.38 107.7 102.3 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals Nelson (55-27)
    1980-81 NBA Milwaukee Bucks* 60 22 .732 1 7.14 108.7 101.8 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals Nelson (60-22)


    Here was a team that won 50+ games for 7 years in a row. They had solid guys on the team in Marques Johnson, Bob Lanier, Sidney Moncrief, Terry Cummings, Paul Pressey, etc.

    How good would a team like that do in the league nowadays? Like from 2003- until now would be the equilavent to the 7 years above. Would they have won any titles?



    I used the Bucks because many never have heard about them. They had star players, but never anyone top 5 or so in the league nor top 10.
    They would be a good playoff team, but they wouldn't beat the Shaq/Kobe lakers' team, Duncan's spurs, and the current Celtics. I definitely think they would be a contender out east though. I could not see them winning a title.
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