UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 61-70
70. Ademola Okulaja (1995-1999, SF/PF, Berlin, Germany) After losing Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter, and Shammond Williams following the 1998 season, senior Okulaja stepped up in 1999 with an All-ACC season; 69. Jawad Williams (2001-05, PF, Cleveland, Ohio) His best game as a Tar Heel was saved for the biggest stage, in the ’05 Final Four vs. Michigan State.
Vince Carter says Alonzo Mourning didn’t talk to him for years after his epic poster dunk
Vince Carter revealed a crazy fact during The Jump‘s segment “What were you thinking?” on Wednesday. While talking about that time he brutally posterized Alonzo Mourning in 2005, Carter said that after that dunk, Mourning didn’t talk to him for six or seven years. Here’s how Carter explained what was going through his head in that moment:
Vince Carter Wins NBPA Most Respected Award
Last week, Vince Carter won the NBPA Backbone Award, voted on by Sacramento Kings teammates for the player that best demonstrates the heart and soul of the team. The NBPA continued its Players' Voice Awards this week as Carter won the Most Respected Award. Voted on by the players, this award is given to the most influential veteran in the NBA.
Vince Carter will never forget what started ‘Vinsanity’
It happened in Oakland but it’s one of the most electrifying nights in Toronto sports history. Even Vince Carter himself admits it jump-started the "Vinsanity" portion of his career. The dunk contest was dying a slow death by the turn of the century, as the NBA’s stars were refusing to take part – and the dunks from those who did were for the most part unimaginative.
Sacramento Kings Vote Vince Carter for Backbone Award
Vince Carter, the 20-year NBA veteran and future Hall of Famer, contributed in ways that numbers can’t show in his first season in Sacramento. On Wednesday, as part of the National Basketball Players Association Players' Voice Awards, Carter was awarded the Backbone Award, given to the player that best represents “[the] heart and soul of their team."
Day'Ron Sharpe dominates Hoop Group Southern Jam Fest, discusses offers
A 6-foot-9 center and member of the Rivals100, Day'Ron Sharpe already is involved in a high-level recruitment. On UNC: “That is a really big offer. They have always been a big basketball program, even going to back to guys like Michael Jordan and Vince Carter. North Carolina is a really good school and for me to be the first one that they offered in 2020, that means a lot."
Fitness Secrets From Vince Carter, the NBA’s Oldest Player
Vince Carter: "I get to the arena three to four hours early. I do my routine, which gets my body together. I’m like an old-school ’64 Chevy. Maintenance is my routine. That’s how I survive in this league. I stretch as much as possible. The younger players can eat bad stuff. If I ate like them, I couldn’t play. When you get older, you have to sacrifice some things."
Vince Carter, Drake, and the Slam Dunk That Changed Toronto
In the 2000 N.B.A. Slam Dunk Contest, Vince Carter, a 23-year-old second-year guard for the Toronto Raptors, left a camcorder-wielding Shaquille O’Neal slack-jawed after his first dunk, a reverse 360-degree windmill. Isiah Thomas skipped over the judges’ table to congratulate Carter on his third, a between-the-legs slam from an alley-oop.
Vince Carter documentary ‘The Carter Effect’ out on Netflix
The Vince Carter documentary entitled “The Carter Effect” will be out of Netflix. As posted by UNINTERRUPTED, the Carter documentary will discuss his impact on basketball, pop culture, and also the Canadian basketball scene. The documentary made its premiere in September 2017 at the Toronto Film Festival.
A Case For The Naismith Hall Of Fame: Vince Carter
Vince Carter’s work in the NBA has been outstanding and is what should get him into Springfield. Overshadowed by not winning a championship, Carter is about to reach the 25,000-point mark, he has more than 6,300 rebounds and 4,600 assists. He averaged 20-plus points in 10 consecutive seasons in one stretch, six times averaging 24 or more per season.
Come see the Tar Heels play (and run, and jump, and throw)
When people think about the Tar Heels, they think about Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Julius Peppers. A younger generation thinks of Marcus Paige, Harrison Barnes and Mitch Trubisky. Maybe some think of Mia Hamm, or any of the brilliant soccer players to don Carolina Blue at Fetzer Field. Now, honestly, who thought about that crazy track race that one time?
Vince Carter: ‘I plan on coming back one more season’
Twenty years ago, the NBA welcomed a high-flying young man who created a phenomenon known as “Vinsanity.” Nearly 25,000 points later at age 41, Vince Carter is the oldest player in the NBA and a member of the rebuilding Sacramento Kings. He’s still in love with the game. Carter, a free agent-to-be, wants to return for his 21st NBA season during 2018-19.
Charles Oakley: Raptors would have won if Vince Carter didn’t attend UNC graduation
Charles Oakley believes the Toronto Raptors would have won Game 7 of the 2001 Eastern Conference semifinals if teammate Vince Carter didn’t attend his college graduation that day. “No doubt,” Oakley said. “Hands down.” Carter travelled to North Carolina prior to Game 7, then back to Philadelphia for the game against Allen Iverson and the 76ers.
Video: UNC Beats Louisville For Dean Smith's Final Win - March 23, 1997
Shammond Williams scores 22 points and Vince Carter adds 18 as North Carolina beats Louisville, 97-74, in the Elite Eight on March 23, 1997, to send Dean Smith to his 11th Final Four. Smith would coach his final game, a 66-58 loss to Arizona, in Indianapolis on March 29, 1997.
Is Vince Carter a legend? Let the debate continue as he moves up all-time scoring list
Vince Carter's place in NBA history is probably best discussed when he's done playing, but at this point the 41-year-old has no plans to retire. In his 20th season, Carter continues to solidify his name among NBA legends Carter passed Patrick Ewing with a 3-pointer with 29.5 seconds to play in the third quarter, giving him 24,817 points for his career.