We thought our favorite Throwback Thursday photo of Vinny Guadagnino was the one Pauly D posted of the two of them last month in the confessional on the Jersey Shore set way back when. We’ve always been huge fans of their bromance and miss seeing them pal around on our TVs each week! But today, Vinny posted a new picture that we think might take the top slot.

Vinny Instagrammed a picture from when he played in the NBA Celebrity Game in 2012. In the picture, Vinny’s mid-air as he shoots a basket during the game. He looks less like the goofy guido we know and love, and more like an actual basketball player! “#tbt #nbacelebgame #fromlongrange #wet #11,” he wrote.

Vinny was invited to play in the game last year when he wrangled up his more than 2.7 million of his Twitter followers to tweet for his cause. He fought hard for the coveted MVP title, but lost out to Kevin Hart.

It’s OK, Vinny. You’ll always be MVP in our hearts.

What do you think of Vinny’s basketball pic? Sound off below!