Oh this is a fun trade to look at! Think back to all the craziness surrounding the NBA in the mid 1970s…there was dominance in every direction and the league was brewing some pretty potent talent! The year was 1975 and this baller, maybe you’ve heard of him, by the name of KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR was traded to Los Angeles! Yes…somebody signed this paperwork!! Kareem and Walt Wesley were on their was to the Lakers in exchange for Elmore Smith, Brian Winters, David Meyers, and Junior Bridgeman who were packing their bags for Milwaukie to see what they can do for the Bucks of the 70s!
Again, we all remember the crazy mid 70s and the rise of the Los Angeles Lakers, right? Well, We don’t even need to go into the DOMINANT CAREER of Kareem in Los Angeles…Let’s look at why he left Milwaukee… Up to the point of demanding a trade, Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were tearing it up for the Bucks in Milwaukee. Kareem took them to their one and only NBA championship and logged three league MVP's during his six season stint with the Bucks. After a loss to the Boston Celtics in the ‘74 Finals, as well as Oscar Robertson retiring from the NBA, Kareem demanded ”out” of Milwaukee. He did log into one more season with the Bucks before heading to the Lakers to rewrite the history books! Wait, who was he traded for?? See what we did there??