Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on ESPN’s The Jump

Milwaukee Bucks great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told Rachel Nichols of ESPN on Wednesday that the current Bucks team doesn’t have a chance at winning the NBA Finals. 

In a little less than a five-minute conversation between Nichols and Abdul-Jabbar on ESPN’s “The Jump,” Nichols asked the Hall of Famer, “do you think this team is capable of winning a title?”

“No, not at all,” said Abdul-Jabbar. “They got to do a better job, the whole team has to play differently so that KD, one guy, can’t just dominate like that,” he added. 

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant scored 49 points against the Bucks on Tuesday, in a Game 5 victory for Brooklyn. The Bucks are now down in the series, 3-2. 

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Despite that comment from the former Bucks legend, Abdul-Jabbar acknowledged how great a championship would be for the city since Abdul-Jabbar’s Bucks team last won in 1971.

“I think the folks in Milwaukee will lose their minds. They’ve been snake bit by injuries and had great teams,” he said. 

The anniversary of the trade that sent Abdul-Jabbar to the Los Angeles Lakers was Wednesday. He was asked to reflect on his reasonings for requesting a move out of Milwaukee:

“I really appreciated the way the people in Milwaukee had treated me, they paid me well and they supported me,” he said. “I wanted to give them an opportunity to get the best deal that they could get for me. … I wasn’t going to play another year there, it all worked out for me.”