As you are learning about me, hot takes and "basketball insight" aren't really my strong suit. Coming up with random entertainment for the community to consume? That's more my lane. So here's my attempt at humor, with a Christmas twist. Behold: the Bucks Roster in Christmas Song Form!
Giannis Antetokounmpo: Home Alone. Family is such a big part of Giannis' life, and he experienced separation to fully appreciate them. This Christmas classic has aged well through the years, and is still a "Must Watch" every time it's on TV.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Home Alone 4. Nowhere near the OG, and just hoping to find any level of success through proximity. The only thing "Home Alone" and "Home Alone 4" have in common is that most of their names are spelled the same.
Malik Beasley: The Nightmare Before Christmas. Before arriving in MKE, Beasley's career was languishing in LA. But this nightmare ended the day Horst came a-calling.
MarJon Beauchamp: Miracle on 34th Street. Going from nothing and almost out of basketball to a rotational player on a championship contender in just a few years? Talk about your miracles.
Pat Connaughton: White Christmas. For....reasons.
Jae Crowder: A Christmas Story. Jae is all fun and festive...until he's not. He may be a crotchety old-timer, but so much of his game still plays in the modern arena.
AJ Green: Arthur Christmas. This newish addition to the roster was an instant cult classic, and is only getting better with each watch. That is, assuming this brand of basketball/animation fits your stylistic tastes.
Andre Jackson Jr: Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys. Ajax doesn't belong in the modern NBA. Truly a misfit. Can't shoot, plays with his hair on fire on defense all the time, often freelancing into passing lanes. But because of his zany differences, he fits this team perfectly.
Damian Lillard: Frosty the Snowman. Dame had been amazing throughout his NBA career, a work of art. But he truly came to life one day when he got thrust onto a championship-or-bust squad.
Brook Lopez: Mickey's Christmas Carol. Do I really need to explain this one?
Robin Lopez: It's a Wonderful Life. To leave behind your old life in a stellar environment, traveling to the darkest recesses of the NBA, truly helps you appreciate what you had back in MKE.
Khris Middleton: Die Hard. Whether or not it's actually a Christmas movie is not the point. Just when you think Khash's career is a goner, he rises from the ashes.
Cameron Payne: Elf. He arrives on the scene and immediately spreads Christmas cheer wherever he goes, and nobody takes him too seriously as a real threat.
Bobby Portis: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. More specifically, Cousin Eddie, whose "heart is bigger than his brain" and gets himself into big trouble sticking up for his picked on guy.
Chris Livingston, Marques Bolden, TyTy Washington, Lindell Wigginton: Babes In Toyland. I'm sure it's an okay film. I'm sure that, if I had a lot more spare time, I might enjoy watching small portions of it. I just don't have any desire to invest any emotional equity into doing so.