You promised a lot of highlights to the Raptors' fans during you career… And you weren't lying at all.
Terrence Ross: Yeah, yeah that's what I'm trying to, bring a lot of highlights for the Raptors' fans. I'm doing fine, practicing hard and trying to improve my game every day and help the team to win.
How are you getting ready for the dunk contest?
TR: I'm just practicing hard, just working the dunks I think I should be able to do at the contest. DeMar [DeRozan] is helping me, Rudy [Gay] is helping me a lot. DeMar is giving me some good advice on how to do some dunks and improve on my score while getting the crowd on my side.
Who is the best dunker at the All Stars?
TR: I would say [Michael] Jordan and [Dominique] Wilkins, those two were the best.
Can you shortly describe your opponents on the dunk contest? Let's start with Gerald Green.
Are you disappointed you won't play the Rising Stars Game?
TR: No. Not at all.
TR: Yeah, I agree.
You attended Jefferson High with Terrence Jones… Do you keep in touch with him? Do you talk about adapting to a new lifestyle?
TR: Yeah, we talk, but we don't talk about basketball, it's just more off the court stuff. The most difficult part about the NBA lifestyle is obviously travel: flights, hotels…
Any tips about your performance in the contest?
TR: Nah, I won't say anything. I want to keep it under wraps until the event.