Our voices have been heard ladies and gentleman, Terrence Ross is in! The #LetRossDunk movement has become reality because #RossShallDunk in the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk competition on All-Star Saturday night. Not only will he be representing the Toronto Raptors in this event, but he will also be representing the entire Eastern Conference with the new team format implemented by the league. This team structure puts the East in competition with the West for charity for the Saturday night festivities.
East: Terrence Ross, Gerald Green and James White
West: Eric Bledsoe, Kenneth Faried and defending champion Jeremy Evans
If you are looking at a team victory, then the East definitely has the advantage with former champion Gerald Green in the mix alongside James White, who is sure to open some eyes around the league. I have no faith in the West. End of story.
From that baseline reverse jam he threw down in summer league you could just tell there was something special about Raptors rookie Terrence Ross. Over the course of the season we have seen him throw down a number of viscous dunks ranging from tip back slams over the heads of unsuspecting defenders to soaring one footed windmills on the fast break. Game to game he’s been slowly increasing his dunk-portfolio with slams that combine a unique amount of grace and power that send waves around the league.
The special thing about Terrence Ross, is the way he dunks. When Terrence Ross dunks he makes you want to get up out of your seat and scream “TROSS!” Tell me I’m lying. His dunks have so much snap and extension you just have to say Whiplaaaasssh! His bounce has this extra level of elevation that propels him to the rim at a much faster rate than humanly possible, giving him all the time in the world to update his Twitter (@T_DotFlight31), check the air bubble on his shoes for deflation and STILL slam it home nonchalantly making another SportsCenter visit – yes the American one.
Does Terrence Ross have a chance to win this? You better believe it people! If Jeremy Evans can win a dunk contest, than virtually any of the other contestants have a legitimate shot. However it’s not merely dunking ability that wins you the dunk contest, it’s also the showmanship (and terrible fan voting). It has been a while since there’s been a dunk contest that has some serious “IT’S OVER! IT’S OVER!” Potential…If you know what I mean.
Be sure to tune in and support Raptor rookie Terrence Ross. Saturday, February 16th All-Star Saturday Night is going down!
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Photo Cred: (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette) & (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)