Anadolu Efes Istanbul knows the drill well. After all, the team has most of its lead-leading squad from last season back, so the players were ready for their turn in the preseason spotlight when the annual Media Day opened up.
The team's practice family was covered with lights, cameras, boom microphones and backdrops so that the official Euroleague Basketball photographers; television crews from IMG, the competition’s broadcast partner; and select members of the local media could prepare for the new season with the Efes stars.
With so many stars, there were plenty to go around with the likes of Shane Larkin and Bryant Dunston among those garnering the most attention, after, of course, Efes's talkative head coach, Ergin Ataman.
Efes has been hot so far in the preseason and Wednesday morning represented a respite from training before the team continues its charge on the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague 2020-21 season.