In 1968, the NBA approved the creation of a professional basketball team in the state of Wisconsin. Talented basketball lovers started offering the names of the future team. They shared all kinds of animals, including beavers, ponies, hornets and even skunks. As a result, the management decided to stop on animal representatives of higher order, and soon the team was officially named Milwaukee Bucks. Mr. Treblikoks, the Wisconsin resident, who was the first to offer this name, not only became a part of the club’s history but also was awarded a new car.
It is worth noting that the white-tailed deer, abundantly represented in North America, is one of the official symbols of the state of Wisconsin. The fact is that in the state of Wisconsin, deer hunting is not only a favorite hobby but also a vital necessity. Since the American pioneers shot all the wolves there, the amount of deer living in the forests dashingly increased, and now people have to shoot them.
Milwaukee Bucks symbol is quite a contradictory. On the one hand, every fan would like their favorite players to have manifestations of “deer” nobility and their own natural athleticism; on the other hand, these horned creatures are absolutely harmless, they are even cowardly and prefer living alone, and therefore these animals are completely devoid of team spirit.
American slang offers a much more appropriate interpretation of the term buck. This is a young, self-confident male individual.
Milwaukee Bucks logo history
The noble deer is the main symbol of the club. For some time (1969-1993), the animal was depicted in a caricature style on the Milwaukee Bucks logo. Later, the modern drawing was established.
In the mid-90’s the team changed the logo (and it is considered to be quite successfully) and began to play in an awful purple-green form. In 2006, the team regained the old colors, and in 2007 the deer, depicted on the Milwaukee Bucks logotype, became green, and the triangle became silver red.
From the very beginning, green, white and red were the colors of the team (considering the symbolism, it is visible that the deer hunting in the coniferous winter forest is represented in these tones). These colors resemble the great Lew Alcindor and the championship of 1971. Later, the team had several variations of the emblem with the same green and red theme, until 1986 when the club got rid of red color by replacing it with several shades of green.
In 2015, new owners of the Bucks club introduced a new version of the emblem. The new logo cannot be called a restyling of the past, but the basic concept remained the same – the Buck emblem was represented by a deer in full face.
The look has become more predatory. The horns were made more branched, and the neck/chest of the deer were decorated in the form of the letter “M” – Milwaukee. According to the rules of the NBA, the full name of the team should be entirely written on the main emblem. So designers decided to put the inscription Milwaukee Bucks at the bottom. The entire composition is enclosed in a cream-colored circle. The point is that cream is used for the first time in the color scheme of the NBA team and reflects the main nickname Cream City. Therefore, Milwaukee began to be called like this because many of the settlers’ houses were built of brick made from local clay of cream color.
Milwaukee Bucks logo colors
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