Pre-Game With Terrence Ross

It was a huge weekend for Terrence Ross and I sat down with the new Slam Dunk Contest champ pre-game in Washington to look back on it.

 

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It’s all about YOU.

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Amidst the cold and winter blues, I always believe in having something to look forward to or to celebrate, to get through the damp days. So here’s today’s list:

The rook rolls home with the trophy.
Going for “#VictoryBaby” numero five in Washington.
A very happy second half of the NBA season!

As we get back to the regularly scheduled program and business commences on the road tonight for the team, the leftovers from the sunny all star weekend in the south are still dripping on our minds. Oh, what a flight! I’m not ...

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It All Starts With A Bounce

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By special guest Karan Makvandi

Former Iranian national Basketball guard, Basketball Blogger and Sport media contributor.

RELATED: Get tickets to Iranian Heritage Night on Feb. 20th at ACC

“Keep your dribble low when you are faced up with defense, you got to protect the ball,” my coach yelled.

To my 14 year old basketball newbie’s logic this looked counter intuitive. I asked “ But coach, if I keep my dribble low then I need to bend, If I bend I can’t see my open man!”

Coach blew his whistle. We all stopped bouncing balls. Few ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Wizards

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 92 Knicks 88

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Dunking Like A Ross…

Thoughts from an amazing night in Houston for Terrence Ross, your 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest Champion:

- When Saturday’s judging panel was introduced, it was tough not to nod your head at the names involved. Rudy Tomjanovic, Yao Ming, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo aren’t just local legends in Houston — they’re some all-time NBA greats.

But as @ParmB tweeted, there was only one former dunk contestant among them (Drexler, who participated numerous times back in the 80′s), which might have explained a rather odd start to judging. Think ...

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More Media For Ross & Giving Back To Houston

Related: #RossShallDunk Infographic | NBA.com: Ross Out To Dunk Cancer | #RossShallDunk Video Playlist

It was more of the spotlight for Terrence Ross in Houston on Friday, as he handled all kinds of questions about Saturday’s Sprite Slam Dunk as part of Media Day during All-Star Weekend…

From there it’s was a trip to the Houston Food Bank, where Terrence joined Raptors alumni Muggsy Bogues and several other All-Star Weekend participants to lend a hand as part of the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service…

 

 

Much more to come from All-Star Weekend as ...

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NBA All-Star Weekend Canadian Broadcast Schedule

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

All Times Eastern (ET)

10:30 a.m | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Practice
NBA TV – tape delay – airs at 11:30am on NBA TV CANADA

Noon | Basketball Hall of Fame announcement
NBA TV – tape delay – airs at 1pm on NBA TV Canada

12:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime: All-Star interviews
NBA TV – tape delay – airs at 2pm on NBA TV Canada

5 p.m. | The Beat
NBA TV – LIVE on NBA TV Canada

6 p.m. | The Jump
NBA TV – LIVE on NBA TV Canada

7 p.m. | Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
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Ask Jack: “Limousines For The Feet”

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Jack Armstrong talks about Rudy Gay being a franchise-level guy, a new role for Bargnani and his must-see players when he was growing up. You can always send us questions for the next edition of Ask Jack via twitter by including #RTZAsks.

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T-Ross Touches Down In Houston

Day one of an All-Star adventure for our Raptors media crew in Houston started as soon as we stepped off the plane. It was off to get credentials for the weekend and then rush to meet Terrence Ross, who invited us to tag along while he ran a national media gauntlet to talk about his participation for Saturday’s Sprite Slam Dunk.

Check out some of the images below…

 

 

Much more coming from Day 2 in Houston. Stay tuned!

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Raptors Outlast Knicks At MSG To Extend Streak

NEW YORK — No big shots from Rudy Gay on this night. He hardly made any shots at all.

Neither did Carmelo Anthony, bothered by what he called a dead arm after being hit in the biceps early in the game.

Toronto won the battle of supporting casts, and the game.

Reserve Alan Anderson scored 26 points in one of the few good offensive performances for either team, and the Raptors beat the New York Knicks 92-88 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.

DeMar DeRozan added 20 points for the Raptors, ...

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