Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker upbeat at halfway point of knee rehab

Jabari Parker represented his Milwaukee Bucks teammates Tuesday at the team’s announcement of its “Return to the MECCA” game on Oct. 26 against the Boston Celtics.

In many ways, it made perfect sense for Parker, one of the young, rising stars in the NBA, to be there.

He’s heard stories about the MECCA from his father, Sonny, who played there during his six-year NBA career with the Golden State Warriors from 1976-’82. Jabari has a strong interest in history and has attempted to soak up everything he can about the Bucks franchise since arriving in 2014 as the No. 2 pick in the draft.

However, there was one awkward aspect to Parker’s presence.

Of all the members of the Bucks’ roster, he’s the only one who certainly won’t play on Oct. 26. That’s because he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee for the second time six months ago and the injury is expected to keep him out of game action until February.

While Parker won’t be able to fully take part in the event, he didn’t look any bit disappointed on…

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