'He's emerged as the star of the season' says SI's Lee Jenkins of Giannis Antetokounmpo

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The newest regional cover for Sports Illustrated will feature the Bucks' own Greek Freak.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is perhaps the most intriguing athlete in the Milwaukee area; not to mention, he might be the most intriguing athlete in all of professional sports. Last night's game winner in Madison Square Garden only adds to that.

The story of The Greek Freak (or The Alphabet, a nickname coined by Bucks radio voice Ted Davis) begins in Greece, where he was born to Nigerian immigrants. From there, his meteoric rise to the NBA is a strange path.

The Bucks haven't been the main focus of the NBA world since their version of the Big Three under George Karl (Glenn Robinson, Sam Cassell, and Ray Allen). They haven't been center stage on a Sports Illustrated cover since 1982.

Lee Jenkins is a veteran basketball writer, notably being part of Lebron James' "I'm Coming Home" piece in the summer of 2014. Giannis Antetokounmpo can now be added to the list of players Lee Jenkins has profiled.

Jenkins joined Greg Matzek on Thursday night to discuss what he learned about Antetokounmpo.

You can hear their conversation from Sports Central in the soundcloud player above.

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