Terrence Ross Wins NBA Dunk Contest
Terrence Ross wore the Vince Carter throwback. Then he followed in his Toronto Raptors predecessor’s footsteps.
Ross won the NBA All-Star weekend slam dunk contest Saturday night in a memorable final round against Utah Jazz forward and defending champion Jeremy Evans. Ross had the best first round in the event and followed through to become the first rookie to win since Josh Smith in 2005.
“It was very hard,” Evans said. “It is hard every year just because so much has been done and there’s only so much you can do in the air.”
“I feel blessed, but it’s still overwhelming,” Ross said. “I’m just trying to soak it all in.”