We almost always hear fans sigh, and talk about how things have changed in the NBA- for the better, or otherwise. People like to talk about how it used to be here and there, but now we’re about to witness something incredibly anachronistic, a relic of the early 2000s, a “Half man, Half Amazing” Vince Carter dunk.
Vince Carter (39) now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, in his 19th year in the league, where fantastic slam-dunks rarely come by, with his athletic abilities substantially decreased. Like past NBA greats Michael Jordan, or Kobe Bryant, he’s become more of an all-around player, improving more of his shooting abilities.
But according to a report by Sports Illustrated Vince Carter said, “It’s possible,” that he could still compete in the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest.
The 2016 NBA Slam Dunk contest was an epic showdown between Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon, but Zach LaVine was able to defend his title in the end. Will we see a Vince Carter dunk overshadow Zach LaVine?
“I don’t know if I’d win, but I think I’d make it interesting, to say the least.”
Even at this stage, Vince Carter has shown that he still has the leaping ability. In fact, he could probably out-jump most of the NBA’s young talents, as reported by Yahoo! Sports.
“You know, looking back, I had two dunks I could’ve tried that I didn’t. And I can’t tell you [what they are]. Nope. Can’t tell anybody.” Vinsanity said.
NBA rumors circulate that Carter may retire upon his 20th year in the NBA. His efficacy as a player has dwindled, settling more for a veteran, leadership roles. Among the latest NBA rumors of him is a possible move back to the Raptors roster before he retires.
There are no real scores on these NBA rumors about Vince Carter, but it certainly makes sense, since his best days were spent in Toronto. Perhaps it’d be more ceremonial than anything else, but it’s something he certainly deserves.
The Raptors roster could certainly benefit from him, from his shooting even in his twilight. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies aren’t expected to make it big this season, and trading Vince Carter could help them look for younger talent.
How’d you like to watch one last Vince Carter dunk before he leaves for good? NBA rumors go wild about it.
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