Raptors Rookie Terrence Ross Wins 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest
Toronto Raptors rookie, Terrence Ross, is the 2013 Sprite NBA Slam Dunk Champion, after he defeated defending champ Jeremy Evans in the finale to All-Star Saturday (February 16).
The 22-year-old, who hasn't seen a ton of playing time this season, leapfrogged Michael Costolo (son of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo) took the ball between his legs and threw down a one-handed dunk to earn a 50, back-to-back.
"I told him the day before that I was going to jump over him, but I never told him I was going to go through the legs," Ross said. "He was kind of nervous. When I first grabbed him, he said, 'You're not going to hit me, right?' I said, 'No, I'm not going to hit you.' "
Other winners Saturday, included Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, who became the first rookie to win the Taco Bells Skills Challenge; and the Cavs' Kyrie Irving, who won the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest.