February 15, 2013
Raptors' Ross ready to put on a show
By RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

Raptors' Terrence Ross goes airborne during last night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. (STAN BEHAL/QMI Agency)

HOUSTON - A day before getting a chance to introduce himself to an international audience, Raptors rookie Terrence Ross admitted he was a tad nervous.

“A little bit. All this media and all the players (all-stars) showing up, I’m just trying to settle in,” Ross said on Friday afternoon.

Was Ross also feeling pressure from past Raptor performances, particularly Vince Carter’s back in 2000?

“Yeah,” Ross said with a laugh, “especially with Vince.”

But gradually, as the media peppered him with the same questions over and over again, Ross indeed settled in and excitedly talked about his preparations for Saturday’s slam dunk contest.

Ross said he would not be using any props like a car, unlike Blake Griffin two years ago, when the Clippers’ star beat the more deserving DeMar DeRozan thanks to gimmickry.


“No props, all athleticism,” Ross said.

 


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