TBL All-Star Game: (The Machine) Sasha Vujacic named MVP, Dogus Balbay takes dunk contest
Sasha Vujacic an all-star game MVP? BiE knows it sounds crazy, but that’s what went down this weekend in Turkey during the TBL season break. In a game that pitted foreigners against Turks, the former NBA champion went for 24 points and dished five assists in a 140-139 barnburner settled by Besiktas’ Carlos Arroyo’s last-second three.
As part of the TBL all-star festivities, there was of course the all-important dunk contest. In this one, Doğuş Balbay took the top prize for easily clearing Anadolu Efes teammate/2010 dunking champ Sinan Güler for the jam – and then again for good measure. That dude, as they say, ‘s got some hops.
Jonathan Gibson, formerly of New Mexico State University and currently with TBL all-star hosts Trabzonspor won the three-point shootout and later suited up for the foreigners’ team.
And o yes, there were cheerleaders…
That's my boy. Doin work over there. If he could return to his 08 form, I'd love to see him rejoin LAL to play behind Kobe. He was actually a beautiful fit when he was knocking down his shots. His release is so quick that he can actually go off at any time.
Nice touch on the cheerleader lol :) but yeah this just goes to show the high calibre of any NBA player even the ones that may not seem that good, when they play overseas.