With Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton set for the All-Star Game in Charlotte, let’s take a look at the Milwaukee Bucks’ complete All-Star history.
(Editor’s note: This is an update of an article originally published on February 19, 2017)
When Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton take to the court on Sunday night in Charlotte, it will mark the first time the Milwaukee Bucks have had two players in the All-Star Game since Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson teamed up in 2001 in Washington, D.C.
In just the second year of the captain system being in place, Antetokounmpo will become the first Bucks’ player to captain an All-Star team. In just his third appearance in the event, and having been the first pick of the 2018 All-Star draft, these are still the very early stages of what will be an inevitably long and illustrious All-Star résumé for the Greek.
As for his teammate, after multiple near-misses, Middleton will finally make his bow in the NBA’s showcase game. With the 2019 game being staged in the NBA city closest to his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, Middleton will be undoubtedly eager to make a lasting impression.
The Bucks’ participation in the 2019 All-Star Game also extends to the bench, where an NBA-best record of 43-14 has afforded Mike Budenholzer and his staff the honor of coaching Team Giannis on Sunday night.
Of course, all of this only adds to the franchise’s already rich All-Star history over the course of 51 years. Ahead of the latest staging of the big game, it’s certainly a history worth revisiting.
Which Bucks have made the most All-Star appearances in years past? Who has performed the best of all Milwaukee’s players on one of the biggest stages the NBA can offer? And who was criminally overlooked and deserving of more All-Star selections throughout the course of their careers?
Taking a look at all of this and more, let’s unpack the complete All-Star history of the Milwaukee Bucks.