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In celebration of 40 years of rich NBA Basketball tradition, bucks.com asked you the fans to vote for the best Bucks in the history of the franchise. There were a handful of names that were sure to be shoe-ins, but there were also plenty of names that were heavily debated, championed and, perhaps, even dismissed. But one thing is for certain - only 20 names remain in the end.

Over the past two months, Bucks fans had the chance to vote for the franchise's 40th Anniversary Team. Voting began Friday, January 18 on Bucks.com and ended on February 29, 2008.

The Top Five

Abdul Jabbar

O. Robertson

Allen

Moncrief

Redd




Baker

Bridgeman

Buckner

Cassell

Cummings

Dandridge

Ma. Johnson

Lanier

McGlocklin

Pierce

Pressey

A. Robertson

G. Robinson

Sikma

Winters

Features:

Ray Allen Ray Allen
Former Bucks guard, Ray Allen, thanks the fans for voting him to the 40th Anniversary Team. Play Video
Sam Cassell Sam Cassell
Former Bucks guard, Sam Cassell, thanks the fans for voting him to the 40th Anniversary Team. Play Video
Kareem Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Special video presentation for the rededication of Kareem's Jersey on November 21, 2007. Play Video
Sidney Moncrief Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Special video presentation for the rededication of Sidney Moncrief's Jersey on January 19, 2008. Play Video
Junior Bridgeman Junior Bridgeman
Special video presentation for the rededication of Junior Bridgeman's Jersey on February 9, 2008. Play Video
  • Team History


    The Milwaukee Bucks season-long celebration of their 40th Anniversary season continued on Friday night, March 28, at the Bradley Center when the Bucks officially honored the 20 greatest players in franchise history, as selected by the fans. A special ceremony took place at halftime, which featured individual recognition of each of the 20 members, as well as the re-dedication of Oscar Robertson's #1 jersey banner.

    The following 10 former Bucks attended the celebration: Vin Baker, Junior Bridgeman, Terry Cummings, Bob Dandridge, Marques Johnson, Jon McGlocklin, Ricky Pierce, Oscar Robertson, Glenn Robinson, and Brian Winters. Current Buck Michael Redd was also selected to the 40th Anniversary Team and took part in the halftime ceremony.

    Former Bucks Ray Allen and Sam Cassell - both of whom were selected to the team but are unable to attend due to an NBA game with their current team.

    Milwaukee's original radio play-by-play announcer, Eddie Doucette, joined current TV play-by-play man Jim Paschke as an honorary emcee for the halftime production. Doucette also introduced Milwaukee's starting five during team introductions prior to tip-off.