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The story behind the 'Bucks in 6' chant that’s taken over Milwaukee’s Deer District

The Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday at the Fiserv Forum in the Deer District, putting the 'Bucks in six' chant to the test.

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Fear the deer, because the Bucks might really win in six this time around.

‘Bucks in six’ isn’t a new chant for Milwaukee Bucks fans, but it’s a more realistic one than it was almost a decade ago when Brandon Jennings gave his thoughts on the Bucks potential in the 2013 playoffs.

Three days before the Milwaukee Bucks were set to play the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs, Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings gave his take on the playoffs. Mind you, the Bucks were at the bottom of the seed; the Miami Heat on the other hand, was at the top of the seed.

“I’m real confident,” was Jennings' response to the skeptics. “I’m sure everybody is writing us off, but I see us winning the series in six.”

The Bucks went on to lose game 1 of the playoffs 87-110, but they never lost faith. Chances were slim, but confidence was ripe, and the saying lived on.

In 2018, Jennings was questioned again about his response years prior.

“Bucks in six. I mean, what else was I supposed to say? We’re going to lose. We’re going to get swept? I mean you’re supposed to go into the playoffs with confidence. Especially when we were playing the Miami Heat, the number one team in the East. We definitely had nothing to lose. He went on, “Bucks in six, always. That’s for the culture.”

What became somewhat of an inside joke between Bucks fans might become a reality at Tuesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Milwaukee is one game away from the title, so we’re on the edge of our seats waiting to see if Jennings confident saying comes to fruition.

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The Milwaukee Bucks have never won the series in six. The last and only time the Bucks have won an NBA Championship was in 1971 after beating the Chicago Bulls in game four of the playoffs.