Giannis Antetokonumpo: The Most Intriguing Point Guard in NBA History
After 10-15 years of pushing and falling short in the post-season, the Bucks have found the player that they, and many across the league, believe can take them to the next level. Meet Giannis Antetokonumpo, or as commonly referred to: Giannis, or the Greek Freak.
Sports Illustrated has chosen Giannis for its regional Cover/Cover Story and the following are excerpts from the article published online, and will be available in stores January 9th:
The first time Kidd benched him, Antetokounmpo was irate. “I was like, ‘Let’s see what this guy did in his career, anyway,’ ” Antetokounmpo recounts, and called up Kidd’s bio on his phone. “I saw Rookie of the Year, NBA championship, USA Olympic gold medal, second in assists, fifth in made threes, blah, blah, blah. I was like, ‘Jesus freaking Christ, how can I compete with that? I better zip it.’ ’
“I’ve definitely become more serious,” Antetokounmpo says. “I have a franchise on my shoulders.”
“He looks as long as Durant, as strong as Davis, as ferocious as Westbrook. He’s got Dirk’s fadeaway, with the right knee raised, and a nifty two-handed scoop all his own.”
“With 6:26 left he stands on the free throw line, and the locals break out a rare MVP chant.”
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