73 Facts About Vince Carter

1. Vince Carter earned about $36.5 million in the 471 days he spent with Puma.

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2. Vince Carter posed in the shoes during a photo shoot with his cousin and Raptors teammate Tracy McGrady for a five-page story in Sports Illustrated.

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3. Vince Carter joined New Orleans Saints running back Ricky Williams, world welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya and then-16-year-old tennis prodigy Serena Williams to form a group of promising athletes representing Puma across multiple sports.

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4. Vince Carter says he can relate to Duke phenom Zion Williamson and believes the freshman has a bright future in the NBA.

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5. Vince Carter looks back on his famous dunk over 7-foot-2 French center Frederic Weis at the 2000 Olympics.

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6. Vince Carter shares his appreciation for his NBA career and what it's like to be a role model for young players, as he celebrates his 42nd birthday.

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7. Vince Carter began his second year as the heir apparent to retired NBA great Michael Jordan.

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8. Vince Carter declared himself eligible for the NBA, but not before being reminded by his mother that he must complete his education.

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9. Vince Carter finished his freshman season with only a 7.5 points per game average.

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10. Vince Carter left Mainland High School as one of the most highly recruited high school basketball players in the country.

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11. Vince Carter is one of the best players of his generation.

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12. Vince Carter is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

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13. Vince Carter became the oldest player in NBA history to score 20+ points at 41 years and 337 days old, breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record by 6 days.

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14. Vince Carter became the first 40-year-old in NBA history to hit six triples in one game.

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15. Vince Carter became the 24th player in NBA history to surpass 24,000 career points.

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16. Vince Carter finished the season ranked 27th on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 22,223 career points.

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17. Vince Carter became the 11th NBA player with at least 1,600 3-pointers.

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18. Vince Carter ended the night with 21,796 career points for 29th on the all-time list, five ahead of Bird.

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19. Vince Carter reached 20,000 career points during the game, becoming the 37th NBA player to reach that plateau.

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20. Vince Carter tied his career high of 51 points in the same game.

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21. Vince Carter was voted into the 2002 NBA All-Star Game, but he could not participate due to injury.

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22. Vince Carter started in 60 games and averaged 24.7 points per game.

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23. Vince Carter won NBA Rookie of the Year Award after averaging 18.3 points and throwing down countless highlight-reel dunks.

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24. Vince Carter was then traded to the Toronto Raptors for the fourth overall pick, Antawn Jamison—Carter's college teammate and good friend.

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25. Vince Carter led Mainland's basketball team to its first Class 6A state title in 56 years and was a 1995 McDonald's All-American.

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26. Vince Carter was recognized in 2000 as Child Advocate of the Year by the Children's Home Society, and received the Florida Governor's Points of Light award in 2007 for his philanthropy in his home state.

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27. Vince Carter joined the defending champion Dallas Mavericks in 2011 and the Memphis Grizzlies in 2014.

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28. Vince Carter is widely regarded as one of the greatest dunkers of all-time.

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29. Vince Carter is the fourth player in the NBA ever to play 21 seasons, the most in NBA history.

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30. Vince Carter has scored 683 points since he turned 40 on January 26, 2017.

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31. Vince Carter is wearing Nike Shox for the rest of the season! Carter is throwing it back to 2000's glory, when he and Nike took over the world.

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32. Vince Carter is 41-years-old, but he is still playing at a high level.

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33. Vince Carter is still dunking on dudes in the post.

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34. Throughout his career, Vince Carter has been known for not only his dunks and scoring acumen, but for his celebrations and emotion.

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35. Vince Carter visited with the Duquesne University basketball team in Pittsburgh as a show of support after its shooting incident in September 2006.

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36. On February 3, 2007, a statue of Vince Carter was unveiled at Mainland.

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37. Vince Carter has donated to his high school, Mainland, as well as the foundation he established upon being drafted into the NBA in 1998, The Embassy of Hope.

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38. Vince Carter admitted he channeled his frustrations in his personal life and Tracy McGrady leaving the Raptors before the Olympics.

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39. Vince Carter missed seven games early in the season with a kidney stone.

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40. On July 10, 2017, Vince Carter signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Sacramento Kings.

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41. Vince Carter passed Charles Oakley for 24th on the NBA's career games played list with 1,283.

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42. Vince Carter moved into 25th in all-time NBA scoring during the game, passing Robert Parish.

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43. On July 12, 2014, Vince Carter signed a multi-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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44. Vince Carter turned aside a Sacramento rally in the third quarter by going 5 of 7 from long range and scoring 17 of Dallas' last 21 points in the period.

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45. On December 12, 2011, Vince Carter signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

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46. Vince Carter had a short-lived run in Phoenix, playing 51 games with 41 starts while averaging 13.5 points while shooting 42 percent.

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47. On December 18, 2010, Vince Carter was acquired by the Phoenix Suns in a six-player trade with the Magic.

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48. On June 25, 2009, Vince Carter was traded, along with Ryan Anderson, to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee.

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49. In July 2007, Vince Carter re-signed with the Nets to a four-year, $61.8 million contract.

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50. Vince Carter finished with 46 points, a career-high 16 rebounds, and 10 assists.

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51. On December 23, 2005, Vince Carter set an NBA record for the most free throws made in a quarter with 16 against Miami.

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52. On November 7, 2005, Vince Carter threw down a very memorable dunk against the Miami Heat, over defensive stalwart, Alonzo Mourning.

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53. Vince Carter averaged 29.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 11 playoff games.

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54. Vince Carter helped lead the Nets to the second round of the playoffs before losing to the eventual NBA champions Miami Heat in five games.

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55. Vince Carter joined a Nets team with Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson as the leading players.

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56. Vince Carter produced some of his highest numbers with the Nets, surpassing his 23.4 points per game with the Raptors to average 23.6 points per game over his tenure in New Jersey.

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57. Vince Carter was acquired by the New Jersey Nets on December 17, 2004, playing five seasons for them before departing in June 2009.

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58. When asked about being booed in Toronto, Vince Carter said, "They watched myself and Tracy grow up.

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59. In January 2005, Vince Carter was asked if he had pushed himself as hard as he should have in Toronto.

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60. The Toronto Sun reported that Vince Carter felt misled and felt the Raptors would never be an elite team under the current MLSE structure with Peddie as Raptors president.

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61. In February 2003, Vince Carter gave up his starting spot in the 2003 NBA All-Star Game to Michael Jordan to allow Jordan to make his final start as an All-Star.

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62. On December 7, 2001, Vince Carter recorded 42 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals against the Denver Nuggets.

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63. In August 2001, Vince Carter signed a six-year contract extension worth as much as $94 million.

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64. Vince Carter quickly became a fan favorite with a soaring offensive game that earned him the nickname "Air Canada".

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65. Vince Carter was instrumental in leading the Raptors to their first ever playoff appearance in 2000 before going on to lead them to a 47-win season and their first ever playoff series win in 2001, advancing them to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

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66. Vince Carter was initially drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft.

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67. In June 2009, Vince Carter was traded to the Orlando Magic.

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68. Vince Carter emerged as a star in Toronto, entertaining crowds with his leaping ability and slam dunks, earning him nicknames such as "Vinsanity", "Air Canada", and "Half-Man, Half-Amazing".

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69. Vince Carter is one of only seven players ever to play at least 20 seasons in the NBA.

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70. Vince Carter got ready for his game against the 76ers on Monday night with the best throwback this year.

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71. Vince Carter throwing down a windmill at 41-years old is just the best.

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72. Vince Carter talks about his longevity, dunking at an older age, Michael Jordan.

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73. Vince Carter gives Simone Biles a shout out after winning her 4th all-around world title.

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