Bucks legend Marques Johnson discusses Milwaukee’s ‘Return to the MECCA’ game

The Milwaukee Bucks‘ game on Thursday night against the Boston Celtics will be a unique one, as the team is returning to their old arena, the MECCA, for a throwback game. Not only will the Bucks be wearing their retro jerseys, but the team has also brought back the iconic MECCA floor for the game. 

Ahead of the special event, CBS Sports chatted with Bucks legend, and current TV broadcaster, Marques Johnson about the game and his memories playing in the MECCA back in the 1970s and 80s. 

CBS: Back when they first announced it, did you have any idea it was coming? What was your first reaction to hearing they were planning this game?

Marques Johnson: I had heard about it a few months back when it was being kinda bandied about with some of the Bucks executives. They didn’t know who the opponent would be at the time. They were thinking Philly as a possible opponent, or the Celtics. That was my first awareness of it being a possibility.

Fiftieth anniversary, I thought it was a great idea. I wasn’t aware they were going to reconstruct the floor at that time, but I thought that was the logical thing to do and made the most sense, so I’m glad to see them following

Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/bucks-legend-marques-johnson-discusses-milwaukees-return-to-the-mecca-game/

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