Milwaukee Bucks: 20 Greatest Individual Performances In Franchise History

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19. Larry Sanders – @ Minnesota Timberwolves, November 30, 2012

From one troubled former Buck with a defensive gift to another. Thankfully Larry Sanders doesn’t have the troubles with the law that Alvin Robertson has, but it’s unfortunate that Sanders has had to battle with other demons that rendered basketball into insignificance in his own life.

Sanders retired last season at the age of 27 following on from multiple suspensions for violations of the league’s drug policy, and after receiving treatment for mood and anxiety disorders at a Wisconsin Hospital.

It was a sad and premature end to a career that once promised so much, but that doesn’t mean that Sanders didn’t have his moments with Milwaukee. Sanders could put the ball in the basket, but really it was dominant rebounding and show-stopping shot blocks that had Bucks fans excited from the moment he arrived.

Sanders displayed arguably his very best from his time with the Bucks coming off the bench in a game which actually turned out to be an otherwise mundane loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves back in November 2012.

Sanders played a total of 32 minutes backing up Samuel Dalembert, and managed to put up a unique triple-double (and the most recent before Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s streak ending showing against Golden State) in that time. The former VCU Ram put up 10 points and 12 rebounds, but also became the only player in the era of recorded blocks to achieve 10 rejections in a single game for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Now, it just remains as a sad reminder of what could have been.

Next: 18. John Henson