The latest news of Vince Carter and the Toronto Raptors.
March 1- We all know that Vince could jam, we all know he gots a killer 20 footer shot and his 3-pointers seem to be getting better each game. So hear was the scenario- The Celtics are up by one point, 3 seconds left in the game. T-Mac inbounds to Vince at the 3 line, VC dribbles through the legs and then dribbles some more and then fades away. Bam! Vince scores a three to take the game in the clutch. The Boston Areana is buzzing. It sounded like half the crowd was cheering. The bottom line, most of y'all don't know Vince's game other than his jams.
February 28- Vince Carter was named the NBA player of the week from February 21-27. This is the 2nd time he has won this award this season. Carter averaged 35.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 4.0 assists a game.
February 27- The Toronto Raptors finally debuted on NBC against the Phoenix Suns because of all the Vinsanity. Vince Carter didn't dissapoint scoring a NBA season-high and a career high 51 points. The Raptors did win the close game, 103-102.
February 12-13 All-Star Weekend- We all saw what Vince did in Oakland at the dunk competition and we all know it's going down in history. After the first dunk, the TNT broadcasters said it was over, the crowd knew it was over and the TV audience knew it was over. Most people didn't know this but Vince's prime dunk was on hold for the competition because of a sore finger on his left hand. Two dunks stood out in the contest, and the rest were good, but underappreciated. Runner-ups were Steve Francais and cousin/teammate Tracy McGrady.
At the All-Star game Vince got 12 points. At the start of the match Vince got two smooth dunks, but seemed to disappear after that.
Overall, Vince had one crazy schedule, from Sports Illustrated mag shoots to NBA TeamUp celebrations.
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January 20, 1999- The slam dunk competition at all-star weekend has officially returned. Today the line-ups were announced and none other than Vince Carter is in it and the man to beat. Along with fellow teammate and cousin Tracy McGrady, Steve Francis, fellow UNC teammate Antawn Jamison, Jerry Stackhouse and Larry Hughes. In December, Vince Carter said he wasn't interested but he later changed his mind. A possible runner-up or winner could be Tracy McGrady.
Past winners include Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Dee Brown and Isiah Rider.
January 19, 1999- The votes have been tabulated and Vince Carter is on top. Carter recieved more than 1.7 million votes for the Sprite NBA all-star balloting. The all-star game will be played on February 13 at the home of the Golden State Warriors, Oakland. Carter will be starting along with Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, and Eddie Jones. The complete starting line-ups will be announced on January 29.
Balloting was completed at NBA games, NBA.com, and movie theaters across North America.
December 15, 1999- Vince Carter was named ESPN Magazine's NEXT 2000 Athlete. "As the most compelling NBA star currently emergin
"As the most compelling NBA star currently emerging, Vince represents everything our NEXT franchise is about," said Papanek. "We recognize him not only for his skills and his success, but also for the fact that he's someone we just can't take our eyes off."
December 15, 1999- Vince Carter was named ESPN Magazine's NEXT 2000 Athlete today. The biweekly magazine choses the NEXT Athlete every year in its year-end issue.
"As the most compelling NBA star currently emerging, Vince represents everything our NEXT franchise is about," said Papanek, the Editor in Chief. "We recognize him not only for his skills and his success, but also for the fact that he's someone we just can't take our eyes off."
"I am honored that ESPN The Magazine has chosen me as its NEXT 2000 Athlete. This is one of the highest honors I could receive at this stage in my career," said Carter. "Just being able to play on the same court with some of the game's greats has been tremendous, but to be recognized as an athlete of the future gives me a lot to live up to. I appreciate the confidence that ESPN and the fans have shown me and I will continue to give the game of basketball my very best.