Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Milwaukee Bucks

O.J. Mayo Says That He Owes The Milwaukee Bucks

milwaukee bucks

It’s not often that you hear an NBA player talk about being overpaid while admitting that he under-performed, but Oj Mayo is doing just that.

Mayo is hoping to get another chance in the NBA and when he was asked about where he would like to play, he named his former team the Milwaukee Bucks.

“I want to go back to what I left [in Milwaukee]. I was real close with Jason Kidd” Mayo said in an interview with Ben Golliver of

“That was the best relationship I had with a coach besides [Dwaine Barnes]. I had great relationships with Giannis [Antetokounmpo] and Khris Middleton. I was comfortable there. I felt like I let them down, cheated them for two years. They paid me $8 million to be, in my eyes, a subpar player. They invested millions of dollars for me to be on top of my s—, and when you’re not on top of your s—, it shows. I’ll be 30 next summer. If they just give me the chance, I can make it up. I owe them.”

Mayo will have a rough road back as he was “dismissed and disqualified” by the NBA for two years back in July 2016 for violating the league’s Anti-Drug policy.

Still, Mayo loves the game.

“Taking the game away is probably the closest thing to jail that I’ll get to,” Mayo said

“Since I was like 6 or 7, I’ve always had a basketball season. That was the lowest point in my entire life: The shellshock of not being in the NBA. All my peers are playing and I’m not because of boneheaded mistakes. Take the ball away, what is there to do?”

Time still needs to pass but Mayo seems to have his sights set on a return to the NBA and he hopes it’s in Milwaukee with the Bucks.

You May Also Like

New Orleans Pelicans

In what has been a hectic and action-packed offseason for the NBA, it can be easy to get caught up in the hoopla of all...


The Philadelphia 76ers became the latest NBA team to unveil new uniforms recently, much like the Indiana Pacers. The Sixers unveiled their new uniforms on Tuesday which includes an...

Indiana Pacers

It was a somber day for the Indiana Pacers and their fans when they traded superstar Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was a sobering...


Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid is recovering from knee surgery but is currently taking part in non-contact drills and said that he should be ready to participate...