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Khris Middleton: Bucks Success Because 'We Don't Really Have Assh--es' on Team

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 7, 2019

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The 48-16 Milwaukee Bucks have the best record in the NBA, but the key to the team's success might not be what it has on the court. It might be what the squad doesn't have in the locker room.

Khris Middleton noted a major strength is the Bucks don't have any "assh--es" on the roster, per Sam Amick of The Athletic:

Sam Amick @sam_amick

My other favorite quote from my Bucks piece that includes Giannis, Mike Budenholzer, Jon Horst, and...this gem from Khris Middleton on their no asshole culture https://t.co/lBgLmzRKI5 https://t.co/OX9FckuJwn

The All-Star guard added: "If we have a problem with somebody, we go up to them and say it. We don't like to air out our business to the media or whatnot. We like to handle it within our locker room and figure it out ourselves."

Other teams around the league have had various drama this season, including those with high-profile stars like the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. Even the Golden State Warriors have dealt with question marks about Kevin Durant and his future.

Not so in Milwaukee, according to Middleton.

This Bucks roster is stacked with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon and Brook Lopez. And there's tons of quality on the bench with Nikola Mirotic, George Hill, Pat Connaughton, Ersan Ilyasova, Tony Snell, D.J. Wilson, Sterling Brown, Donte DiVincenzo and now Pau Gasol.

With talent like that and no "assh--es," it's easy to see why Milwaukee has been so potent this year.

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