Throughout their history, the Milwaukee Bucks haven't been the most successful or winningest franchise in the NBA. If anything, they've struggled to go far in the playoffs, as it usually happens with small-market teams.
That's why it's so refreshing to witness this team going back to the biggest stage. Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday; they have the chance to replicate what Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then known as Lew Alcindor) did decades ago.
The Bucks haven't exactly been at their best in the NBA Finals. But, to be fair, it's not like they've been there that many times either. That's why today, we're going to walk you through the history of this franchise at basketball's ultimate stage.
How Many Times Have The Milwaukee Bucks Been To The NBA Finals?
Thus far, the Milwaukee Bucks have only made it to the NBA Finals 2 times. Moreover, they haven't reached that stage in nearly 5 decades and owned one of the longest droughts in league history.
How Many NBA Championships Do The Milwaukee Bucks Have?
The Milwaukee Bucks have won 1 NBA Championship, which came in the first time they made it to the NBA Finals. Led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, they beat the Washington Bullets. Notably, they have never won a ring as a member of the Eastern Conference, as they used to play in the West.
When Was The Last Time The Milwaukee Bucks Made The NBA Finals?
The Milwaukee Bucks haven't been to the NBA Finals since 1974. That's 47 years without reaching the biggest stage. Right now, just the Los Angeles Clippers (51 years), Atlanta Hawks (61 years), and Sacramento Kings (70 years) have longer NBA Finals droughts.
All NBA Finals In Milwaukee Bucks' History
1971: Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Bullets: Bucks win 4-0 (Lew Alcindor won Finals MVP)
1974: Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics: Celtics win 4-3 (John Havlicek won Finals MVP)