Mascot "Bango" has been entertaining Bucks fans since 1977 with his high-flying acrobatic dunks, daring stunts and funny antics. When Bango is not flipping around Fiserv Forum he's busy making over 250 appearances in the Milwaukee community every year.
Bango is a former NBA mascot of the year and has the honor of being voted as the first "Most Awesome Mascot" by the Cartoon Network. He was also featured in the original documentary series on Hulu called Behind the Mask".
Bango was a phrase coined by Eddie Doucette, the original "Voice of the Bucks," whenever a player connected on a long-range basket. When the club held a contest to name their new mascot, a few thousand entries were received, and the most popular by far was "Bango."
With the name in place, on October 18, 1977, Bango was born. That date signified the home opener of the 1977-78 season for the Bucks. The game pitted Milwaukee against the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-led Los Angeles Lakers in the Milwaukee Arena.
Bango was born on October 18th, 1977
Bango got his first car
Bango in the 90s
Bango enjoys the Bucks run to the Eastern Conference Finals
Bango gets married
Bango Jr. makes his debut performance
Air Bango and Air Bango JR. enjoy their first performance
Bango performs his infamous ladder dunk
Bango is named NBA Mascot of the Year
Bango completes back flip roller blade dunk
Bango named "Most Awesome Mascot" by the Cartoon Network
Bango completes the human hamster ball dunk
Bango is featured on documentary series "Behind the Mask" on HULU
Bango sinks behind the back half court shot in New Orleans at NBA All Star
Bango Celebrates Milwaukee Bucks 50th season at MECCA
Bango moves into his new Home: Fiserv Forum