Bucks Preview Practice: My Notes
The Milwaukee Bucks had their annual Preview Practice on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Fans were let in at 7:00p.m. to see the Bucks take on each other for free. Outside the Bradley Center were games, food and the Energee Dance Team before the action began.
Once the gates opened, there was a mad rush for the closest seats. When we got in and found some nice seats; Bucks TV announcer Jim Paschke greeted fans entering the arena. After about 15-20 minutes of warm-ups, the Bucks White and Black teams were announced.
Jennings was on the white team, along with CDR (Chris Douglas-Roberts) and Earson Illyasova. Two guys I remembered from the black team were Larry Sanders and Corey Maggete.
Drew Gooden shot two jumpers to start the game. A guy a few rows behind me was not too happy about that, and let all of us hear about it. He yelled, “DREW GOODEN! The Bucks did not bring you here to shoot NO jumpers!” After two more misses, I don’t recall him shooting another jumper that night.
While it was funny, I didn't see that guy again when I turned around.
Kicked out? Maybe.
I also spotted Brandon Jennings’ “friend” Teyana Taylor sitting courtside. At least I was about 90 percent sure it was her.
The second-year star looked good, so did Larry Sanders and Maggete.
The final score ended up being 36-32, the black team. Yes, the players were playing at about 25 percent. I was fine with that, especially sitting in the 10th row. There's nothing better than seeing your favorite team up close.
The event ended with about 15 people got to shoot half-court shots. They were paired up with Bucks players; if either member of the duos made it, the fan got a 6-pack of tickets.
None of the fans made it, but a few came pretty close.
Brian Skinner and Jennings were the only Bucks players to make it.
I told my dad that Jennings would sink one.
Jennings didn’t do your average heave either. He stepped up, shot it like a jumper and banked it! Of course the Bradley Center erupted at such a great shot.
Next season, I will hopefully attend the Bucks Preview Practice.