Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Vin Baker talks about struggles throughout his career


The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here with a look inside the struggles Vin Baker suffered during his playing career.

In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we catch up with what Vin Baker has been saying this week about his struggles with substance abuse during his career, and more.

As we continue our Bucks History Month on site, we’re now into the final day of our icon-themed week, with cult heroes taking the focus from Sunday on.

To make sure you don’t miss any of our history content, as well as all the rest of the current news surrounding the Bucks, stick with us at Behind the Buck Pass, and check in with this column every morning.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories:

Best of Behind The Buck Pass From 9/8/17

Milwaukee Bucks: Terry Cummings was key to 80s success (read here): Icons Week continued as I took a closer look at the personality and contributions of Terry Cummings during a stellar spell for the franchise in the mid-to-late 80s.

Milwaukee Bucks: 49 years in 49 days – 1977-78 NBA season (read here): Ti Windisch’s latest article in his 49 years in 49 days series saw him check in with the 1977-78 season as the Bucks returned to the playoffs.

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From NBA All-Star to Starbucks barista: Vin Baker’s Journey to sobriety (read here): Vin Baker spoke candidly to WBUR, retelling his struggles with drugs and alcohol during his playing days, and how he ultimately turned his life around. The piece also includes an anecdote on Baker scoring 41 points for the Bucks after getting high with Glenn Robinson and other teammates before a game.

Alderman Johnson thanks the Bucks and Johnson Controls for their investment in the community (read here): The Milwaukee Community Journal carried a statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson thanking the Bucks and Johnson Controls for their recently constructed Multi-Sports Complex in Westlawn.

Locked On Fantasy Basketball: Milwaukee Bucks 2017-18 season preview (read here): Eric Nehm of Locked On Bucks joined Josh Lloyd of Locked On Fantasy Basketball as they looked ahead to the new season for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Next: Win In 6 Podcast #145: Why have the Bucks only won one championship?

That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.