Originally posted on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 7/19/12

While I suppose an emphatic reverse over Michael Lee isn’t quite an emphatic reverse over prime Dikembe Mutombo, this play by Raptors’ rookie Terrence Ross is one you’ll want to rewind a couple of times.  I love it because it’s a pretty pass/dunk combo (with Chris Wright on the assist) that both highlight lovers and fundamentalists alike can appreciate.  Note the fantastic, un-Craptor-like execution out of a timeout by a pair of young players, and the dunk… well, that’s how a ’90s baby’s supposed to finish at the cup.

Ross, the 8th overall pick, is having a rather intriguing stint in Vegas thus far.  He’s averaging 17 points as he’s knocked down six threes in four games, and although he’s not shooting all that well from the floor (just 38.7%)… nobody looks at that category in the summertime anyway!  As he did on the play you’ve just seen, Ross has shown flashes of great ability, and that’s what’s important right now.  Be cautiously optimistic, Toronto.  Actually, f@ck the cautious part—it’s not like your wing situation can possibly be as depressing as it was last season.

Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale:

8/10 Starbury Nasty Faces.

Throwback poster of the Day: That one time Brad Miller dunked on somebody…

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