Vince Carter

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Vince Carter

Born

1/26/1977, Daytona Beach, Florida

Birth Name

Vincent Lamar Carter

Gender

Male

Also Known As

V.C., Vinsanity, Half Man Half Amazing
8.8
out of 10
User Rating
9 votes

Biography

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In his prime Vince Carter was one of the most explosive dunkers in the NBA. Carter has spent time with the Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets and Toronto Raptors during his career

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Vince: He's been doing this since Day 1. When he doesn't do it, then we'll be surprised.

    • Vince: This is the fifth game, and he's been doing this since day one. So we're just looking for him to do it every game. When he doesn't do it, then we'll be surprised.

    • Vince: During the game he's all business. And he punishes people. It's an honor to block for him.

    • Vince: I've got [a dunk] that's never been seen before. I'm not gonna have a pen, but it'll be sweet.

    • Vince: I'm excited. I feel good.

    • Vince: It was a shock for me. I mean just them coming in [two years ago] and being under .500 and not even ranked and they come in and pretty much kick our butt up and down the field -- it was a shock for me. Last year was pretty much the same scenario.

    • Vince: We're better prepared. He wants more out of us so, of course, that's going to call for more work..

    • Vince: It's always fun, it's not like it hurts my feelings or anything, that's just the way it is, ... It's just basketball at its finest. I enjoy it and take it all in stride.

    • Vince: I just think people should be able to express themselves.

    • Vince: I know the summer time is where they really try to weed those guys out. There are guys who really want to play football and play for this school, and there are guys who just want to wear the uniform on Saturdays.

    • Vince: He's definitely a special piece to our puzzle.

    • Vince: It's exciting. It's a great feeling talking about it and not being afraid to say, 'Yeah, we have a good team, and we're going to be capable of competing. It's great to see everybody thinking that way. I think everybody's committed to this team because of the talent we have.

    • Vince: We're definitely more experienced and more athletic. And, we have guys who can shoot the ball. Now it's going to make teams have to make a decision because we have guys one through five who can shoot.

    • Vince: All of these people are struggling, but it's a little harder when you have three kids and they're young. If you get one athlete, one artist, to help out one family, it's good.

    • Vince: I call him 'Pretty Ricky,' ... I like him because he's one of those guys, he plays hard. If you pull him aside and try to help him, he's willing to learn. He's very attentive and he asks questions. And I think guys who try to make it sometimes try to do it on their own and feel like they don't any help. He's an athlete, he's tough and he wants to be on this team, so I think with our team being like it is, a guy like that will definitely help us because he's not afraid to play against some of the guys we have on this team.

    • Vince: There's not a thing that any of you guys can say bad about me that would hurt my feelings... I'm not coming at you, what I'm saying is that, I'm willing to take that heat for my team, if we're playing well or if we're not playing well.

    • Vince: I don't care how I got here. In the books, when you look at it 10 or 20 years from now, it's not going say how he got here, it's going to say he's here and he represented the team.

    • Vince: I think people are going to like my new shoes. I like them. I had a lot of success with the one last year, but this year's shoe is going to be a little different, but at the same time it's going to be a little spin-off on last year's shoe.

    • Vince: I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports.

    • Vince: Just be yourself and do what you can do, ... Everybody is different. Everybody has different styles. Just do it the best way you know how.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I am not a fan of Vince Carter

    1.9
    Personally I don\'t like Vince Carter. Some people might think of it as crazy, they might say that Vince Carter is soo good at basketball why don\'t you like him. Well, i\'m not denying that he is good at basketball. I think he\'s great at it. But this man is a traitor and a liar.As soon as I saw him i knew he would bring trouble. He was on the Toronto Rapters then he decides that he wants to leave the team. Now that\'s fine. But then he admits that he wasn\'t trying his hardest, that is garbage! He got all the attention while on the team, and I\'m sure he got payed a lot of money. The least the jerk can do is play his best. i personally am very disapointed.moreless
  • Will always be hated, but will always be remembered.

    8.9
    Vince Carter, Canada's representative for basketball. Even though he's currently a New Jersey Net, his most memorable moments will always reside with the Raptors. Vince was a normal kid during his childhood, but loved basketball a lot and idolized Julius Erving for his amazing athletic abilities. In his high school years, he was already making noise for his inredible hops, literally stalling games because of how amazing his dunks were. Vince also loved being in the marching band, mainly playing the drums because of his love for being in charge and control. Later on in his early basketball career, Vince worked on his other aspects of his game, like setting up teammates, working on his D, and shooting. In his rookie year in Toronto, he had the priviledge of working with several key veterans, such as Doug Christie, Charlies Oakley, and Kevin Willis, who taught him many things, and was also able to play alongside cousin Tracy McGrady.



    During the 2000 Slam Dunk Competition, Vince Carter put on an unforgettable performance by coming up huge in all of his dunks, most notably, his through the legs dunk set up by Tracy McGrady. He easily won it, and instantly became the most popular athlete in Canada. A year later, Vince wanted to do more than just dunking, and led the Toronto Raptors to the playoffs without Tracy McGrady, who left because he wanted to be equally recognized like his cousin. The Raptors faced off against the veteran New York Knicks, who knocked them out in the first round the previous season. The series however, was for the Raptors to take. Then, in the next round, the Philadelphia 76ers, led by Season MVP Allen Iverson, displayed one of the most memorable playoff series to date. It was a true battle of the stars. The series would be decided by a basket, and no one other than Vince Carter was worthy of taking it. He missed it, and that ended the great Toronto Raptors era. Vince Carter is currently on the New Jersey Nets, making an impact with the team, fortifying themselves as the elite team in the Atlantic division.



    While many Toronto Raptors fans hate Vince Carter for bailing out on the team, no one can forget the amount of effort he has put into the franchise, along with the impact of progress in basketball within the country. Toronto has become one of the basketball icons in the world with Toronto players competing in international tournaments and gaining massive recognition from not only the NCAA, but the NBA as well. Canada will always be known as a Hockey country, but basketball has become a major sport thanks to Vince Carter. He's a great player that has progressed seemingly well throughout his career. He was solely recognized for his dunking abilities, but developed a nice jumper. He even put on a show in front of Toronto by hitting 9 three pointers in an offensive outburst. However, he hasn't let his dunking abilities go to waste, as he's posted up some of the most memorable dunks in NBA and basketball history, such as jumping literally over the top of French and former NBA center Frederic Weis, who was marked at 7'2. And despite his injury, some of his best dunks came as a Net, particularly his amazing posterization on Alonzo Mourning.



    Since coming to New Jersey, Vince Carter has had better shot selection, leading the team in points per game, and that's saying something when you have a young star in Richard Jefferson, and a veteran point guard, along with being considered as one of the best point guards in NBA history, in Jason Kidd. While they were sweeped in the 04-05 playoffs in the first round against powerhouse team the Miami Heat, thanks to Vince Carter, the New Jersey Nets were surging themselves into the playoffs, and edged out the Cleveland Cavaliers for the eight and final spot, who were being led by rising superstar Lebron James. His rejuvinated game was the biggest factor in this. Vince Carter is a Net, but when the name comes up, there's nothing else you can picture but him in a Toronto Raptors uniform, fascialing yet another player. While many Raptors fans wouldn't want him back, I would gladly welcome him back with arms wide open, even if he was just another veteran player past his prime, seeking a ring before his retirement.moreless