MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Bucks legend is on the floor of Fiserv Forum, but not in the way some people might think. Dick Garrett is an usher and security guard for the team 45 years after he played for the Bucks.
Garrett was on the 1973-74 team when the Bucks went to the finals.
"I played a long time ago but there's a few diehard basketball fans that come up and say hello, which is a good thing," said Garrett.
They should recognize Dick. He played for five years with some of the best. Garrett said he would take any of the old guys against the current players, Giannis Antetokounmpo included!
"I think we could have played with any of these guys," said Garrett. "I would put up Jerry West, Walt Frazier and Oscar Robertson against anybody else. I would put up Kareem against anybody else."
Garrett played for the LA Lakers, the Buffalo Braves expansion team, the New York Knicks and of course the Bucks.
"The year that we lost to Boston in the 7th game here at the arena. That was after Kareem's hook shot in Boston. I thought for sure we'd win the title," said Garrett.
Dick decided to return to the game he loves once he retired. He works for the team almost every home game. Now he's looking forward to a Bucks championship win. One he narrowly missed back in '74.
"It's worked out," said Garrett. "We're back home. Take care of business right here."