Terrence Ross Wins NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Terrence Ross from the Toronto Raptors managed to beat defending champion Jeremy Evens of Utah to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest over the weekend.
The judging panel of retired NBA players narrowed the field to a number of finalists and then Ross slammed two excellent slam dunks home and won 58% of fan votes via Twitter and websites.
After winning Ross said, “it’s a dream come true.”
In response Ross made a running start from the side of the hoop, catching a ball bounced off the side of the backboard and then putting it through the hoop.
Evans then slammed in a one-handed dunk on a run from the side but Ross finished by leaping over a ballboy, passing the ball between his legs and smashing it through the hoop with is right hand.
The judging panel eliminated James White, Gerald Green, Kenneth Faried and Eric Bledsoe from the opening round of the dunk competition. Green and White missed their second dunks and neither completed a move in the time limit.
In other competitions Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers won the Three-Point Contest and Portland Trail Blazers player Damian Lillard won the Skills Challenge.