Mayo: I owe the Bucks

Joe Zenzola
August 21, 2017 - 1:34 pm

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In an exclusive with Sports Illustrated, former Bucks Guard O.J. Mayo is looking for a second chance. Mayo is currently serving a two-year suspension by the NBA for a failed drug test. He's done a lot of soul-searching during this ban, and is looking for redemption.

This was an excerpt from the feature where he wants to make it up to the Bucks organization:

“I want to go back to what I left [in Milwaukee],” Mayo said, when asked for his dream destination. “I was real close with Jason Kidd. 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.”

"I’m far from crazy. I’ve made some crazy a-- decisions, but I’m not crazy."

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