Tony Evers of Wisconsin Gov. mobilized 150 of the state’s National Guard members as the Milwaukee Bucks prepared to win the NBA championship Tuesday night, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Soldiers are in town to help local officials with “traffic control, on-site vaccination efforts, and public safety efforts related to the NBA Finals,” said Wisconsin National Guard spokesman Major Joe Trovato.
Thousands of fun-goers flocked to downtown Deer District to watch Game 6 of the NBA Finals as the Bucks maintained a 3-2 lead in the series.
According to the article, special units were deployed to monitor those having fun outside the packed basketball arena.
“Revelers will watch officers on horses, motorcycles and bicycles and guard the area with police dogs,” the department reportedly said in a statement.
The Department’s Dangerous Equipment Unit, whose members deal with potential bomb, chemical and other threats, and its Strategic Enforcement Unit, whose members are trained in hostage negotiation and execute high-risk search warrants, among other duties, are also prepared. Will be.”
The Bucks have not won an NBA title since 1971.
A Game 7 will be held in Phoenix if necessary.