HOUSTON When Terrence Ross was in college at Washington, his profile picture on Twitter was an illustration of himself dunking the moon.
Overkill, maybe, but you know what they say you're supposed to shoot for.
Ross, of the Toronto Raptors, did not need to dunk the moon in order to win the NBA Slam-Dunk Contest Saturday night at Toyota Center in Houston. He defeated Jeremy Evans in the finals with an off-the-side-of-the-glass, windmill alley-oop from former high school teammate Terrence Jones. It reminded most people of another former Raptor, Vince Carter. His second dunk in the finals was a relatively standard between-the-legs dunk accented mainly by the on-court presence of a small child who Ross identified as the son of the owner of Twitter.
And so it was that Terrence Ross, in a way, went from dunking on Twitter to. . .dunking on Twitter.
"I feel blessed," he said. "But it's still overwhelming."
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