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The Finals Game 6: We are the Champions my friend(s)!

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Re: The Finals Game 6: We are the Champions my friend(s)! 

Post#1941 » by emunney » Mon Nov 8, 2021 7:02 pm

Bucks at the White House today. I've never paid close enough attention to these trips in years past to know if it's weird that all the dudes who weren't on the team last year are there and guys like PJ are not.

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Post#1942 » by EastSideBucksFan » Mon Nov 8, 2021 7:07 pm

George Hill is the guy I feel worst for in these Championship Celebration situations

Dude has to tag along, but doesn't have the hardware
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Post#1943 » by The Wet Whistle » Mon Nov 8, 2021 8:20 pm

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Post#1944 » by MartyConlonOnTheRun » Tue Nov 9, 2021 1:22 am

God damn Giannis a class act.

So nice to see teams and players going/not going to the white house not being a political statement. These are a once in a lifetime moment for these guys and felt there was too much pressure for them to make a statement in the past.
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Post#1945 » by chonestown » Tue Nov 9, 2021 1:48 am

I was moved.

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Post#1946 » by th87 » Tue Nov 9, 2021 9:58 am

Was able to head over to the White House and say hi. Nicest people ever - definitely a team for the community, and we're so fortunate to have them.
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Post#1947 » by HKPackFan » Tue Nov 9, 2021 1:23 pm

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I wasn't sure if I was going to wear mine too much because of the quality issues, but I was stuck in a quarantine hotel for 21 days and no laundry, so I ended up wearing them a lot.

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Post#1949 » by theFireBlanket » Tue Nov 9, 2021 11:00 pm

MartyConlonOnTheRun wrote:God damn Giannis a class act.

So nice to see teams and players going/not going to the white house not being a political statement. These are a once in a lifetime moment for these guys and felt there was too much pressure for them to make a statement in the past.


I don't think they'd have gone under the previous administration, just a sneaking suspicion.
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Post#1950 » by MartyConlonOnTheRun » Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:18 am

theFireBlanket wrote:
MartyConlonOnTheRun wrote:God damn Giannis a class act.

So nice to see teams and players going/not going to the white house not being a political statement. These are a once in a lifetime moment for these guys and felt there was too much pressure for them to make a statement in the past.


I don't think they'd have gone under the previous administration, just a sneaking suspicion.

I agree, which is a god damn shame. It should be a non-political event about celebrating a great American achievement. That was a special moment with Giannis', and like all his moments, I'm not taking it for granted of happening again.
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Post#1952 » by fan230 » Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:40 am

We are the Champions. What a happy day that was. I will never forget.
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Post#1953 » by emunney » Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:08 pm

Got the two things from Bucks Pro Shop that they hadn't cancelled. Glad I stuck it out because one of them was the shirt my son *had* to have and it's no longer available anywhere else. None of the stuff I got for myself shipped, so I went on the NBA store and ordered 3 clearance shirts for the price of one of the Pro Shop shirts I had ordered, and they've already shipped. **** Bucks Pro Shop, man.
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Post#1954 » by ReasonablySober » Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:26 pm

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Post#1955 » by EastSideBucksFan » Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:41 pm

Thanasis was covid positive

Real weird that Giannis was not even contact traced

Very plausible that some strings were pulled and protocols bypassed to keep Giannis in the lineup
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Post#1956 » by crkone » Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:53 pm

ReasonablySober wrote:
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Uhhh


A former Bucks employee, who is unvaccinated, spoke to Rolling Stone on the condition of anonymity for fear of losing future work in the basketball industry. Last spring, the person believed themself to be the only unvaccinated employee in the Bucks’ basketball-operations staff. “There were a couple times when I was like, ‘Maybe I should just go get the shot,’” the person tells RS. “You know how bad I would have felt if I would have came into the office and tested positive and then it spreads to, like, Giannis getting sick?” The former employee says they were locked out of the Bucks’ practice facility, cut off from interaction with players, and banned from the lower bowl of the arena. “But you could do all the right things and still get it.”


Hmm...

EastSideBucksFan wrote:Thanasis was covid positive

Real weird that Giannis was not even contact traced

Very plausible that some strings were pulled and protocols bypassed to keep Giannis in the lineup


They explained that Giannis and Thanasis don't really hang out anymore. Probably true with him having kids and a girl.

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Post#1957 » by RogerMurdock » Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:53 pm

Phew. When I started reading that article, I thought it was going to be a lot worse than it really was. Thought it was going to be about an outbreak that got covered up or something. Basically, the Bucks (and it sounds like to a lesser extent, the Suns) relaxed their safety protocols for the finals and then a bunch of staff and Thanasis got pozzed. Then they were freaked out that the Freak might test positive, too, but he never did, and all was well.

And obviously hundreds of people from the Deer District ended up catching COVID.
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Post#1958 » by chonestown » Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:55 pm

All season long, the Bucks had been almost fanatical in adhering to the league’s draconian virus protocols. The franchise had not permitted such passengers to join players on the road during the first three rounds of the playoffs, as they hunkered down with a long-standing mantra: Stay locked in.


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The temptation of Milwaukee’s first NBA title in 50 years, however, opened the Delta floodgates.

“Of course we’re bringing our families,” three people remember head coach Mike Budenholzer telling the team. “It’s the Finals!”

The Bucks’ coaching staff and leadership of the franchise signed off on the plan to relax their own Covid restrictions, despite caution from the league office. There would be two games, two team planes, and two family dinners in Phoenix, including indoors at a clubby steakhouse.


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Post#1959 » by emunney » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:34 pm

Hard to believe Giannis had 50 in a closeout game with Covid no I can NOT read but I deserve the same amount of respect
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Post#1960 » by MartyConlonOnTheRun » Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:06 pm

Didn't read the whole story but realgm headline makes it sound like Giannis wasn't vaccinated at the time? I hope not, but wouldn't be shocked if we found out he isn't vaccinated and that they didn't report "close contact" as they should have.

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