Big men own the All-Star Skills Challenge.
Add Domantas Sabonis to the list.
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“It was fun… I wanted to make sure I won it this time,” Sabonis said in his televised postgame interview.
Sabonis started the competition by beating the Knicks’ Julius Randle because he made his pass on the first shot, which gave Sabonis a cushion. He then hit his three on the first shot.
After that, Vucevic beat Robert Covington by hitting his first three, and he also had a small lead because he made his pass. Before the event Covington, the NBA’s lone current player out of an HBUC, donated $25,000 scholarships to students from his alma mater Tennessee State.
Sabonis beat Doncic as Luka — wearing his warmup sweats — didn’t nail the pass until the third attempt, which put him behind and Sabonis hit his three for the win. Vucevic beat CP3 because neither could knock down the three quickly, but Vucevic did on the third one (Paul was a little behind because he missed the layup).
All that set up the Vucevic vs. Sabonis finals.
Next year, bet on the bigs for the All-Star Skills Challenge. That’s where the money is.