'BUCKS IN 6': Bucks celebrating 1-year anniversary of championship win with Game 6 watch party

’BUCKS IN 6’: Bucks celebrating 1-year anniversary of championship win with Game 6 watch party

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Believe it or not, it's been one year since the Milwaukee Bucks brought an NBA Championship and the Larry O'Brien Trophy back to the Cream City after defeating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals.

"It went fast, but fun to have an anniversary," said Bucks President Peter Feigin. "We're learning how to start to plan and celebrate anniversaries."

On Wednesday, some fans decided to re-live the moment at Mecca Sports Bar in Deer District with a game six watch party.

"A good vibe, such a good vibe." said Angela Micalea a bartender with Mecca, remembering the past.

Micalea, thinks back, saying, "This time last year it's five o'clock I was in the crowds."

Fast forward to this year. Deer District much quieter, but fans still excited.

Fans dawning in their Bucks gear from head-to-toe.

Bucks fans re-watched the historic game, despite already knowing the outcome.

"it was insane…insane, I don’t even know how to describe it, said Micalea.

Among those fans was Kenneth Harvey of Milwaukee, who was inside Fiserv Forum this time last year.

"I was offered $2,800 for my seat and I passed it up." said Harvey.

Harvey says the game was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Inside Mecca, fans reacted to all the big plays, as if seeing them for the first time.

However, it’s the game-winning shot that has people back on their feet, with fans hopeful this feeling will come around again.

"I feel like sometimes we're almost sad that we don’t have that energy right now," said Micalea. "Like this year was supposed to be us again. It was dope seeing the whole city just all come together and just crowds of people it was unbelievable."

"We'll continue to activate all around the city," Feigin said. "NBA basketball has almost become 365 days. Whether it's the excitement around the draft, whether it's Summer League, whether it's playoffs. We go into camp pretty quickly."

With camp right around the corner, Feigin says he's confident the team is in a good place moving forward to try and claim another championship worth celebrating.

"Our owners, from day one, were kind of fixated on winning championships," Feigin said. "To do that, you've gotta kinda continue to improve the team. I think Joe Ingles coming; signing Bobby and Pat in the last week is really exciting. For us, we've really got an unbelievable core around Giannis, Khris and Jrue. We feel like we're going to compete for a championship and that's where you want to be."

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