Happy 45th birthday, Milwaukee Bucks!
Bucks center Larry Sanders blocks the shot of the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh during the 2013 NBA playoffs. Photo: Image by TODAY'S TMJ4
It's not every day a sports franchise reaches a landmark birthday, so local basketball fans should mark October 16th as an important day in Milwaukee.
It was 45 years ago today that the Bucks played their first game, a contest against the Chicago Bulls at the Milwaukee Arena.
Since then, they picked up one of the greatest centers in NBA history in 1969-70...
...won an NBA championship a year later...
...had a decade of dominance in some pretty snazzy uniforms...
Happy birthday, Bucks!