Milwaukee Bucks: 5 (not so serious) features we’d like in the new arena


As the Milwaukee Bucks new arena moves closer to completion, what are the fun features that need to be included in the new building?

The Milwaukee Bucks received certification to move into the nearly finished Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center on May 31, meaning exciting times are now just around the corner for fans in the city.

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s superstardom, signs of continued growth across the roster and the hiring of a new head coach have energized the fan base, and a new building can only make Milwaukee an even tougher city for opposing teams to visit.

That being said, there are still a number of ways the Bucks could inject a little bit more of that authentic Wisconsin spirit into their new home…

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*clears throat*

1. Live. Deer. Mascot.

If you’ve ever been to a high school football game in the heart of rural Wisconsin, you know that there’s always the possibility a wild buck will scramble on to the 50-yard line with reckless abandon.

If the Bucks truly want to capture the essence of what it means to be a Wisconsinite, they will replace Bango with a tried-and-true 10-pointer.

Granted, the deer couldn’t exactly dunk or make insane half court shots like Bango does, but I think you all see my point here.

2. Bernie Brewer’s Slide

Brewers games are the perfect summer activity for Wisconsin families, and nothing brings joy to young fans’ eyes like seeing a mustachioed mascot leap down a slide 50 feet in the air.

MILWAUKEE, WI – APRIL 24: (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI – APRIL 24: (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Sure, it’s a little unoriginal, but if you’re going to have a live deer mascot, you need a bright yellow slide for it to go down whenever Giannis finishes an alley-oop. It’s common basketball knowledge.

3. Giannis’ Trophy Collection

Tim Hardaway Jr., Marcus Smart, Rudy Gobert. What do all these players have in common? They were all posterized by Giannis this year.

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CLEVELAND, OH – MARCH 19: (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Greek Freak might as well wear camouflage and an orange vest, because he is a hunter collecting trophies every single game. To celebrate this, the new Bucks’ stadium should hang banners with the faces of all the players dominated by one of Giannis’s rim-rattling dunks.

This may not be as eye-catching as the many trophies hanging in log cottages along Lake Michigan, but it could still even strike fear into the cold, dead eyes of Kawhi Leonard the next time he steps on to Wisconsin soil.

Aron Baynes may even be deserving of multiple banners.

4. Beer.

I know they have this already, but I want to emphasize the point that Wisconsinites love BEER!

5. Championship Banners

Okay, so we’ve had some fun today, but it’s time to get serious. The Bucks haven’t won a title since 1971, and haven’t won a playoff series since 2001. They have new ownership, a new stadium, new coach, re-energized fans, and a solid young core.

Now is the time to start winning. Now is the time to decorate the brand new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center with a shiny new banner.

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Not one with a face on it, but hopefully one that says “2018-2019 NBA Champions.”