NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2013: Must-See Jams from Epic All-Star Event

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 17, 2013

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 16:  Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz jumps over a painting of himself in the final round during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest part of 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Toyota Center on February 16, 2013 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Sprite NBA Slam Dunk Contest might not have been the best ever, but it still provided some must-see dunks

Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors emerged victorious over Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz in an exciting final round.

However, the first round also provided some great jams that will leave people talking.

Let's take a look at some of the best dunks from Saturday's All-Star event.

 

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets

In the first round, Faried didn't fare so well in his first dunk attempt, but he more than made up for it with his second try.

Faried would spice up his second attempt by throwing the ball off the backboard and proceeded to finish strong with an under-the-legs slam.

The dunk notched the Nuggets forward a perfect score.

 

Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles Clippers

Bledsoe was quiet after one attempt, but his second attempt made plenty of noise.

After throwing the ball up in the air, Bledsoe caught it off a bounce and abused the rim with a reverse two-handed windmill jam.

He might not have made it to the finals of this contest, but he certainly left with a bang worthy of a perfect score.

 

Gerald Green, Indiana Pacers

Green failed to make it into the championship round, but he had a strong showing in the first round with a stellar opening dunk.

The Pacers forward got the night going with a little help from his teammate.

Green was fed with a pass off the side of the backboard, which he would finish with a sick reverse jam. The opening throwdown of the contest earned Green a perfect score.

 

Terrence Ross, Toronto Raptors

Ross had more than just one fantastic dunk on the evening.

His first dunk was a behind-the-back 180-degree dunk that led to a perfect score, and it was a sign of things to come.

In his final dunk of the night, Ross jumped over a young ball boy and put the ball through his legs while in mid-air before finishing strong.

After that last dunk, it was clear Ross was deserving of winning this contest just by the crowd's electric reaction alone.

 

Jeremy Evans, Utah Jazz

Evans came into this competition as the reigning champ and narrowly missed repeating as champion.

The Jazz forward can be credited with one of the most creative slams of the evening that would have won him the crown had Ross not overshadowed Evans with his own sensational slam.

Evans set up a painting on an easel that was covered with a black cloth. Evans then jumped over the painting and completed the jam with his best impression of the "Jump Man" logo.

After finishing, Evans unveiled the painting, which was a portrait of him doing the same dunk he just pulled off. Evans would even put his John Hancock on the painting by signing it with a marker.