Junior Bridgeman was one of the Milwaukee Bucks' most consistent scorers of the late 1970s and early 80s. He played in 711 games for the Bucks, but started only 105. Bridgeman became known as one of the top sixth men in the NBA during his era. Bridgeman averaged just under 14 points per game at guard and small forward. He was acquired in one of the biggest trades in Bucks' history, coming to Milwaukee with three other players for Kareem Abdul Jabbar. He was traded to the L.A. Clippers at the end of his career in another big deal, which brought Terry Cummings to Milwaukee.
Bridgeman established business ties in Milwaukee, which he continued to pursue after his retirement from basketball.