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How many NBA Championship rings do Milwaukee Bucks have?

Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Jrue Holiday led the Milwaukee Bucks to win the NBA championship, earning them their 2nd ring in NBA history.

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How many NBA Championship rings do Milwaukee Bucks have?
Mark J. Rebilas USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks have made their rally cry a reality. In 2013, Jennings confidently stated that the Bucks would win in six games. That statement never came to fruition, until today. The Milwaukee Bucks have officially won the NBA championship in six games.

It was not an easy feat. Throughout the finals, the Phoenix Suns have put up a tough fight. Milwaukee looked in deep trouble after losing the opening two games of the series in Phoenix but never counted themselves out. July 21, 2021, the Suns came up short at game six at Milwaukee’s Fiserv forum.

Giannis Antetokounmpo asked Milwaukee fans to come out and support the Bucks. 65,000 fans showed up to support the team in Milwaukee’s Deer District, and the team brought home a history-making win.

Paul struggles for Suns in game 4

Suns guard Devin Booker had 42 points but got little backup from his team mates, none of whom were able to crack double-digits in the first half.

Point guard Chris Paul struggled from the start and only managed to put up two points in the first half and 10 total, a far cry from his 32-points performance in the series opener.

The series now shifts back to Phoenix for Game 5 on Saturday and Middleton said the Bucks had to take the momentum with them.

"Whatever we're doing here, we've got to find a way to do it there," he said.

Bucks' previous NBA finals

The Milwaukee franchise are competing in their third NBA finals ever and first in over 45 years as they look to claim their second ever NBA Championship title.

Founded as an NBA expansion team in the late 1960s, the Bucks surprised many by overcoming Los Angeles Lagers to win the Western Conference with a 4-1 series win in the 1970-71 season.

That victory set up a final against Baltimore Bullets in the 25th anniversary season of the NBA. It took the Bucks just nine days and four games for Larry Costello's side to seal a momentous win and claim the first ever Championship ring for the relatively new franchise with point guard and future Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson one of the key players for the Bucks. Lewis Alcindo who would later become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was also one of the star players for the Wisconsin team.

1974 disappointment

Costello was still head coach when the Bucks appeared in their second final just three years later after a resounding Western Conference (4-0) win over Chicago. That victory set up a final against hot shots Celtics and the Bucks took the Boston franchise all the way ultimately falling short in a seventh and final game with a 87-102 home defeat in the deciding match-up on 12 May 1974.

Following the 1974 disappointment, Abdul-Jabbar was traded to Los Angeles Lakers and Robertson (aka The Big 'O') retired from the game.