In this moment, as Abdul-Jabbar glides through the construction site followed by a group of media and Bucks staffers, he serves as a human bridge between the franchise’s past and the future. “I think it’s great that they have a player and a team that can contend and give them some reason to come to the arena and cheer,” Abdul-Jabbar told ESPN. “You get kind of worn out cheering for perennial losers. Giannis has made quite an impact in that area. I’m happy for the fans here. Year in, year out, I run into people wherever I am, people from Wisconsin that saw me play and really appreciated it. So they got great fans here, and I hope that they get it together to the point where they’re contending and all of this bears fruit.”
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