Bucks light it up with modern update to classic music video
The Milwaukee Bucks finally debuted their retro purple uniforms Friday night at Fiserv Forum in a game against the New York Knicks, but the on-court look wasn't the only place fans could feel the nostalgia.
Before the game, the Bucks played the beloved "Light It Up" hype video, which originated during the 2000 season and lent its name to this year's Classic Edition uniform.
But the new "Light It Up" didn't stop at featuring Bucks of the new millennium, including Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson and Tim Thomas. After a fantastically 2000s CGI tour through Milwaukee — making stops at the Rockwell clocktower and City Hall before ending inside the Bradley Center — the film fast-forwards to a present-day "Bucks Jam" featuring perhaps the most famous jock jam of all time, "Space Jam" (you know, like from the Michael Jordan movie).
Every player on the current Bucks roster has a place — and 90s nickname — in the video. We then get to see some truly vicious dunks and blocks from the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bobby Portis, Khris Middleton and others.
Earlier this week, the Bucks added to their list of hoop anthems with the song "Glory" by Milwaukee native Romell, which he performed live on opening night.
You can check out the new "Light It Up" in the tweet below.
This ruled. The Milwaukee Bucks open Retro Night with their player introduction video from two decades ago: https://t.co/uEXf3JLj2J pic.twitter.com/ugifaj8TvW— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) October 29, 2022