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Jeremy Evans’ first big art unveiling came two years ago in the slam dunk contest, when the Utah Jazz forward jumped over a portrait of himself slam dunking a basketball. Now the part-time artist is hoping to put a few more pieces on display. "I’m working on it," Evans said this week. "I talked to one of the guys over at the arena maybe two or three days ago. Talking about getting an exhibit up just so I can show some. Hopefully before the end of the season if they’re able to work it out." Salt Lake Tribune

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That dunk, which came after the Toronto guard caught a pass off the side of the backboard, set up the finale between Ross and Utah guard Jeremy Evans, last year’s champion. Evans then one-upped him by slamming a one-handed, windmill dunk over a painting of him dunking. Well, Ross topped that dunk and sealed his 2013 title by jumping over a ballboy, putting the ball through his legs, and then flushing it, one-handed, with plenty of force. “It was my favorite event to watch every year, since I was a small child,” said Ross, who added that he hadn’t really competed in a dunk contest. “Actually winning it, I never thought I’d do it.” Boston Globe

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Once the marquee event of All-Star Weekend, the NBA's dunk contest has seen its popularity dip in recent seasons as superstars opt against participating and competitors increasingly rely on gimmicks instead of aerial artistry. Nevertheless, the contest is not without its charms. In the midst of a rather dull 2012 entry in Orlando, Utah Jazz big man Jeremy Evans wowed the crowd at least once on his way to the title. Evans is a great dunker, clearly, and it'd take a lot to beat him in any competition. Surprisingly, though, he was bested by Kristaps Dargais during a recent dunk contest appearance in Riga, Latvia. Yahoo! Sports

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Evans' preference is to stay put. The Jazz drafted him in the second round two years ago as an unheralded player out of Western Kentucky, and he's put on a dazzling display of athleticism and energy in his rare playing opportunities. Deseret News

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Indiana’s Paul George thinks he should have won the dunk contest. The second-year Pacer even told the Indianapolis Star, “(Not to) take nothing away from the dunk contest, (but) it was a joke.” But Gordon Hayward believes the rightful winner was crowned. “I think,” the Indiana native said, “there was no question Jeremy had the best dunk of the night — easily, out of all the other dunks.” Deseret News

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