42-Year Old Vince Carter With A Revese Dunk In Dress Clothes

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42-Year Old Vince Carter With A Revese Dunk In Dress Clothes

 

In the 1998 NBA Draft, Vince Carter was initially drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the fifth overall pick. But he was traded to the Toronto Raptors for the fourth overall pick, Antawn Jamison, on draft night – the beginning of a new era in ‘The 6ix’.

Highlight-reel dunks, game winners, well actually wins in general, a fabulous one-two punch with his cousin Tracy McGrady and NBA playoffs. Vince Carter was the man in Toronto between 1998 and 2004. After not making the playoffs in the 2003-04 season, General Manager Glen Grunwald and the entire coaching staff were fired during the summer, which made Carter angry and frustrated with the Raptors’ front office. Eventually, Carter asked for a trade, and on December 18, 2004, the Raptors traded Carter to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Alonzo Mourning, Eric Williams, Aaron Williams and two first-round draft picks.

Toronto fans felt that Carter betrayed them and were mad. Carter jerseys were burned, and new merchandise like ‘FUVC’ and ‘Wince Carter’ shirts went on sale. In his first game back (and in games for years to come) in Toronto, on April 15, 2005, Carter was heavily booed Raptors fans.

While the issue with the Raptors has been solved and is all love now (as it should be), Carter is still playing and just revealed that he plans to play one more year, if he finds a team.

If a team picks him up, Carter will not only have the record for most seasons in the NBA with 22, but also become the only player in history to play in 4 different decades. The 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s.

After yesterday’s media availably at Oracle, Vince Carter, who was part of ESPN’s broadcasting team, showed the world that he still is, and will always remain, half man, half amazing. The 42-year old went on to throw down a reverse dunk in a dress shirt and slacks.

 

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