RIP Bob Boozer

Bob Boozer, the power forward on the Bucks lone NBA title winner, the player whose picture graces the website banner above, passed away Saturday of a brain aneurysm. He was 75.

Tom Enlund wrote a nice obituary in the Journal Sentinel, featuring fond memories of the Big O, Oscar Robertson, who played with Boozer on the gold medal winning 1960 Olympic team and with the Cincinnati Royals and our 1971 NBA champion Bucks.  Read Enlund’s story here.

I had hoped to someday meet the man whose retirement in 1971 gave birth to the jinx at the Bucks power forward position … but it seems the basketball gods had other ideas.

Rest in Peace Bullet Bob, and thank you.

— J. D. Mo

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