The Green Bay Packers fell short of the Super Bowl earlier this year, but the Milwaukee Bucks have an opportunity to win a championship in tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
The Packers will be represented at Fiserv Forum tonight.
According to Lily Zhao of FOX6 Sports, running back Aaron Jones and former Packers wide receivers Donald Driver and Antonio Freeman will be in attendance tonight.
It’s unclear whether edge rusher Za’Darius Smith will be there. He’s previously been in attendance during the Bucks’ magical postseason run. Hopefully left tackle David Bakhtiari will also be there drinking beers.
But we can probably assume that defending NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who is a part-owner of the Bucks, won’t be there. Rodgers hasn’t been in attendance this year and if he turned up for Game 6, much of the spotlight would go to him and away from the Bucks’ opportunity. But who knows? Maybe he’ll show up for the chance to see his team win the title.
Much like the Packers, the Bucks have suffered some heartbreaking playoff defeats in recent years, so it would be incredible for the state of Wisconsin if they are able to win the NBA Championship with victory over the Suns tonight.
It’s been a long, tough playoff journey for the Bucks. After defeating the Miami Heat 4-0, they were in a thrilling battle against the Brooklyn Nets. Milwaukee fought back after losing the opening two games. In the NBA Finals, they’ve again come from 2-0 down to lead 3-2, and now have the opportunity to close it out at home tonight.
It will be interesting to see how many current and former Packers are in attendance for the game tonight.