The Milwaukee Bucks are winners of 12 games in a row as they head into the All-Star break. The defeated the Chicago Bulls on the road last night by a score of 112-100 to end the “first half” of the NBA season in style. Prior to this victory, the Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum in a thrilling 131-125 win that required overtime. As it turns out, the Bucks were playing host to a special foreign guest that night as well.
The President of Iceland Flew Over 2,000 Miles to See the Milwaukee Bucks
As Ricardo Torres of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports,
“President Guðni Jóhannesson of Iceland and his two sons made the roughly 2,900 mile trip from the capital Reykjavik to Milwaukee to watch the Bucks take on the Celtics in a thrilling 131-125 overtime win. The Iceland Embassy in Washington, D.C. confirmed to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the president was ‘in the United States on a private visit.'”
According to Torres, the Milwaukee Bucks Chief Marketing Officer Dustin Godsey said that Jóhannesson’s two sons are huge fans of Giannis Antetokounmpo. A couple of months ago, the President contacted the Bucks asking if they could help him plan a special night for his two sons. While security was notified of an important visitor and the President and his sons did have access to various VIP areas, they generally experienced the night as any other fan might.
Thank you @Bucks and all Wisconsinites for your hospitality. Great game against a solid @Celtics team. https://t.co/yKCOVU5LlC
— President of Iceland (@PresidentISL) February 15, 2023
If you had told 10-year old me (back in 1998) that one day, foreign leaders would fly to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with their kids just to see the Bucks play, I never would have believed you. This truly is the Golden Age of Bucks basketball.
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