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When presented with the findings of a Rolling Stone investigation, the NBA’s Covid czar David Weiss and Alex Lasry, who was the Bucks’ senior vice president until he announced a U.S. Senate campaign earlier this year, acknowledged the previously unreported scale of a championship cluster. “This is the NBA Finals,” Lasry told Rolling Stone in an interview last week, on his way back from Joe Biden’s White House celebration of the Bucks’ eventual championship. “The last thing we need is for any of our guys — from the coach to the trainers to any of the players — is to be out. And even when you’re trying to be as responsible as possible, this virus is still going to make its way through.”
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Alex Lasry, the son of Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry, is a senior vice president with the team but took a leave of absence in February to concentrate on his bid for the Senate seat. The Democratic primary is in August 2022, just ahead of the November election. Economic growth and development in the state are at the heart of Lasry’s agenda. But the Bucks also inspired Lasry to run. Mainly involved on the the business side, he is a regular presence at home games and was instrumental in helping local residents find jobs constructing the new downtown arena Fiserv Forum.
Bucks players boycotted their Aug. 25 playoff game against Orlando and called on Wisconsin legislators to reconvene and “take up meaningful measures to address issues of police accountability, brutality and criminal justice reform,” the players said in a statement. “Players said, ‘This happened in our backyard and this needs to stop,'” Lasry said. “In that statement, one of the first times ever, a team directly called out the legislature and said, ‘Get back to work.’ That was an incredibly powerful moment. People will remember that from the bubble – a sports team leading on racial and social justice and for us, to be the first ownership group to march with their players and say, ‘We demand change and we demand justice,’ all of these experiences, it’s had an effect.”
Lasry and ownership have tried to connect with residents since they purchased the Bucks in 2014. He is pro-union, which should garner support in the state, and his campaign staff is unionized. The Bucks used 100% union workers to build the arena and 80% of the material sourced for the new arena came from Wisconsin, Lasry said. Fiserv Forum pays all employees at least a $15 minimum wage.
Alex Lasry, a 33-year-old Democrat who worked in the Obama White House, is running for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Ron Johnson. But as the son of a billionaire and a former Goldman Sachs banker, he has drawn criticism from both sides. During a recent interview with The Washington Post, Lasry talked about his decision to seek office in the battleground state, why pro teams should not stick to sports and how the Bucks have navigated matters of racial equality in what has been called “the most segregated city in America.”