‘This belongs to all of us’: Milwaukee Bucks victory a unifying force for city

For Milwaukee fans, the NBA championship doesn’t negate the progress that’s still needed in the city, but the win felt like a much needed reprieve

Jabari Thompson had never seen an event bring the city of Milwaukee together like its NBA championship has done. It’s a victory for the basketball team – its first title in 50 years – but an even bigger win for a city that has sorely needed a moment to celebrate, he said.

“I feel like I was out there playing. Like I beat the Phoenix Suns, like we all did, and this win belongs to all of us,” said Thompson, 27.

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