Toronto Raptor Terrence Ross became the second player from his franchise to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston.
Many fans remember former Raptor Vince Carter and his game-changing slams in 2000, and can now place Ross beside him.
The 22-year-old rookie bested last year’s champion, Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans, and even honored Carter by donning his old Toronto jersey just before he unleashed a 360-degree windmill alley-oop off the side of the backboard.
Evans had one of the more unique dunks of the night, by sailing over a placard for a one-handed jam and revealing a poster of himself performing the dunk underneath.
Ross eventually clinched the title by jumping over a ball boy and putting the ball between his legs.
The NBA’s running theme of the night was East vs. West in each of its competitions, with the winner from each conference playing each other in the finals. Ross bested Indiana’s Gerald Green and New York Knick James White, who each struggled to complete their dunks in the first round. Evans outlasted Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers and Denver’s Kenneth Faried.
The highlights of each of Ross’s dunks can be viewed below, and the rest of the dunks can be viewed on NBA .com here.
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