Slam Dunk Contest
2013 NBA ALL STAR SLAM DUNK CONTEST HOUSTON
- Winner: Terrence Ross (TOR)
- This contest was supposed to have a really high level, and started very good with the first three East dunks.
- Later, Kenneth Faried and Eric Bledsoe needed a lot of attempts to finish easy dunks, and in their second dunks both, James White and Gerald Green (two of the favorites), wasted 90+ seconds without any success.
- Terrence Ross deserved to be the winner (thanks to fan voting) with four slam dunks full of athletic exhibition.
- Jeremy Evans is a deserving finalist who almost repeated the Champion title.
Slam Dunk Scores
|Players||First Round||Fan Votes|
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- Gerald Green first dunk (off the backboard side with Lance Stephenson, head over rim)
Gerald Green second dunk (missed dunk)
- James White first dunk (two-handed slam jumping one step over the free throw line)
James White second dunk (missed dunk)
- Terrence Ross first dunk (360 behind the back)
Terrence Ross second dunk (180 catching the ball in the air)
- Kenneth Faried first dunk (soft 360 off the backboard)
Kenneth Faried second dunk (off the backboard & between the legs)
- Eric Bledsoe first dunk (easy dunk)
Eric Bledsoe second dunk (‘cradle the rock’ dunk)
- For the first time since 2001, 6 players will participate on the Slam Dunk Contest.
- Four first-time contestants will join two past winners of the contest: Jeremy Evans, last year champion; and Gerald Green, 2007 winner.
- There are three players from East conference and three more from West conference.
- The dunkers with the highest score from each conference after the first round (two dunks) will compete head-to-head on the final, where fan voting (nba.com, twitter, mobile apps & SMS) will determine the champion.
- Yao Ming, Clyde Drexler, Dikembe Mutombo, Rudy Tomjanovich and Hakeem Olajuwon will be the Slam Dunk Contest judges.
|Player||Team||Height||Weight||Slam Dunk||Best Dunks|
|Eric Bledsoe||Los Angeles Clippers||6-1||190||First time||Video 1 – Video 2|
|Jeremy Evans||Utah Jazz||6-9||196||Second time||Video 1 – Video 2|
|Kenneth Faried||Denver Nuggets||6-8||228||First time||Video 1 – Video 2|
|Gerald Green||Indiana Pacers||6-8||200||Third time||Video 1 – Video 2|
|Terrence Ross||Toronto Raptors||6-6||195||First time||Video 1 – Video 2|
|James White||New York Knicks||6-7||200||First time||Video 1 – Video 2|
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