On the dunk contest:

“It’s crazy. People were giving like unrealistic things to do,” Ross said. “You can’t always do it. It’s hard. It’s tricky. It’s tricky. “Somebody asked me to like tap both sides of the backboard and do a 360 [degree] windmill … like NBA Jam-type things you’d never be able to do.”

On the first time he ever dunked:

“First time I ever dunked … it was a middle-school AAU practice and I got there and I was telling everybody I could dunk it. Nobody would believe me. I went in and I dunked and they were like, ‘No, that rim is a little low,’ so I went to the other end and I dunked on that one and then everyone was like, ‘Okay, you can dunk now.’”

On his first in-game dunk:

“Eighth grade, [I] got a steal. I don’t remember the dunk, but the first time I went up I just closed my eyes and hoped it went in. After that I swear I thought I was a dunker. I was trying to jump off two [feet], I was embarrassing myself.”


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  • SLY

    I hope he does not get robbed like DeRozan, all of Canada is routing for you, lets go TdotFlight31 bring it on home. Good luck.

    • skeptical

      DeRozan did get robbed – the result that year was a joke in my opinion – but Ross is going up against some serious, world class competition in his Eastern Conference teammates. Losing to someone like James White would be no shame.  As long as Ross does the Raptors proud, I’ll be happy regardless of who wins.

  • Danny Tam

    There’s a lot of hype for Terrence Ross in the dunk contest, but I think he’s less Vince Carter and more a JR Smith in terms of leap and reach. Hoping for the best obviously, but can’t see him taking it home.