The Milwaukee Bucks, which entered the league in 1968, hold one of the most impressive postseason records in all of professional sports. The Bucks claimed the NBA title in 1971, becoming the fastest expansion team to win a professional sports championship. The Bucks have also made the playoffs 26 times in their history and captured 13 division titles, but they only have one championship win.
The 1971 postseason was a pivotal moment in the NBA's history, as the Bucks dispatched the Los Angeles Lakers, led by Wilt Chamberlain, in the conference finals. The team went on to sweep the Washington Bullets in the NBA Finals to capture their first and only championship.
Perhaps the Bucks' greatest run of success occurred during the 1980s, when they made the playoffs every year throughout the decade. The team was then led by Coach Don Nelson and received steady play from Marques Johnson, Bob Lanier and Sidney Moncrief, but they were unable to overcome the Lakers and Boston Celtics dynasties that ruled the NBA during those years.
Milwaukee has trotted out a number of Hall Famers who contributed to the franchise's playoff success, most notably the all-time great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (originally named Lew Alcindor), Oscar Robertson, Mose Malone, Bob Lanier and Alex English.
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