MILWAUKEE -- U.S. Army SPC Nicholas Neumuth hadn't seen his kids since May 2012.
So upon returning from a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, Neumuth thought he'd make the return from his first overseas deployment since joining the Army nearly two years ago a memorable one.
During the first timeout in Saturday's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder, the Waukesha, Wis., native stood alongside the Bucks' mascot as his 12-year-old stepdaughter Alexa and 5-year-old son Max believed they were participating in a blindfolded game of hot and cold with Bango. The game led the kids to Bango -- with Neumuth close by -- waiting for a hug when the blindfolds came off.
"You see it all the time on YouTube, and when I was in Afghanistan I saw a couple of recent ones at college football games," Neumuth told FOXSportsWisconsin.com. "I knew when we were coming back and looking at the schedules, and I just asked the Bucks if they were interested in helping me out. They were...