After Wednesday's Bucks win over the Pacers, Ekpe Udoh walked through the locker room at the Bradley Center yelling something only a player on a surprise team expected to be the blandest of non-contenders this season would yell after his fifth win in seven tries.
"It's a great time to be a Milwaukee Buck!"
What's even wilder about the fact that those words were being yelled is the realization that they're true. And might remain true.
The yelling didn't jinx coach Scott Skiles and company; the Bucks followed up Wednesday's win with another over the Hornets on Saturday night. They wrapped up the week with a 6-2 record, good for third-best in the Eastern Conference and best in the Central Division, and they're the truest form of an underdog story, a small-market team being led by a snubbed point guard. You almost have to wonder in some twisted way if this isn't what Bucks brass were intending when they denied Brandon Jennings a contract extension before the season began.