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Flying high and finishing with a flourish

NBA players showcased their aerial talent during the annual slam dunk contest during All-Star weekend. The Raptors' Terrence Ross jumped over a ball boy, whipped the ball between his legs and threw down a one-handed slam to clinch the victory.

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West All-Star Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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West All-Star Eric Bledsoe of the Los Angeles Clippers competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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West All-Star Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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West All-Star Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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West All-Star Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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West All-Star Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz jumps over a person in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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West All-Star Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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East All-Star Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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West All-Star Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz jumps over a painting of himself jumping over a painting in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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West All-Star Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz jumps over a painting of himself jumping over a painting in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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East All-Star Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors jumps over a boy as he competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors goes up during the dunk contest at NBA All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston.

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East All-Star Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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NBA players Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James (L-R) watch the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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East All-Star Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors celebrates winning the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.

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