|Height:||198 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight:||100 kg (220 lb)|
|NBA draft:|| 1998, 1st round|
Golden State, traded to Toronto
|Pro career:||8 seasons|
|Hall of Fame:|| None|
Biography and career編輯
Vince Carter was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and was a McDonald's All-American Player in 1995 out of Mainland High School in Daytona Beach.http://www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com/alumni03_nba.htm]. Carter enjoyed tremendous popularity during his initial years in the NBA, especially after showcasing his incredible athletic abilities in the 2000 All-Star slam dunk competition, which he competed alongside cousin and teammate Tracy McGrady. Hence on, he had been perenially the top vote-getter in the annual All-Star games. However, this took a change after the way he parted with the Toronto Raptors. Carter did not get enough votes to be a starter for the 2006 All Star Games held in Houston - but the starter, Jermaine O'Neal of the Indiana Pacers, was injured, allowing NBA Commissioner David Stern to select Carter as a starter for the 2006 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team.
He played college basketball at the University of North Carolina. He was then picked fifth overall in the 1998 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors and immediately traded to the Toronto Raptors for the rights to college teammate [[ Antawn Jamison]. He won the Rookie of the Year Award for the 1998-99 season. Next year, Carter was selected to All-Star Team for the first time, and showcased his athleticism by amazing dunking abilities in the NBA slam dunk contest. He did a 360� windmill, went through the legs, and was the first to stick his arm in the rim up to his elbow. The NBA 2000 Slam Dunk Contest is regarded as one of the best of all time. Though he has not competed in a slam dunk contest since, Carter has been an All-Star several times since then, and has been consistently voted into the starting lineup through fan balloting for the Eastern NBA All-Star team.
During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Carter performed one of the most memorable dunks in history when he flew over 7-foot-2 (2.18 m) French center [[Fr�d�ric Weis]]. Carter took off from just inside the foul line, spread his legs in midair, and slightly scraped Weis's head before slamming the ball home. The French media dubbed it "le dunk de la mort"?the dunk of death.
Carter is one of the lead advertisers of Nike Basketball, along with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, cashing in on a 6 year, $60,000,000 U.S. deal signed in 2000. Since then, branded as a signature athlete, Nike has released performance basketball footwear the Nike Shox VC (and a low version), the Nike Shox VC II, the Nike Shox VC III, Nike Shox VC IV, and the Nike Shox VC V. Nike has placed Carter as the face for its Shox technology and the ambassador for the recently resurrected Flight Line of Nike basketball footwear.
On the morning of the day of Game 7 of the 2001 Eastern Conference playoffs (Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers), Sunday, May 20, he attended his UNC graduation, in which Stuart Scott gave a graduation speech. In that game, Carter missed a game-winning shot with 2.0 seconds remaining .
During the 2003 All-Star Game, despite the fact that he was voted as a starter, Carter gave up the spot to the Washington Wizards' Michael Jordan to allow Jordan to make his final All-Star appearance.
Carter's mother, often a spokesperson for her son, made it clear in the 2004 offseason that he wanted to be traded from the Raptors. Carter was traded to the New Jersey Nets on December 17, 2004 by the Raptors for Alonzo Mourning, Eric Williams, Aaron Williams and two future first-round draft picks. In early January 2005, he admission and following allegations that he tipped off the opposing Seattle Supersonics (the Raptors' opponents on November 19, 2004) of an upcoming Raptors play by yelling "It's a flare! It's a flare!" to sabotage his own team. Vince made his return to the Air Canada Centre as a member of the Nets on April 15, 2005 and scored 39 points in front of what many considered the most hostile home crowd in Toronto Raptors history. The sellout crowd booed Carter mercilessly, chanted his name from the pre-game shootaround to the final buzzer, and many fans brought derogatory signs to express their frustration at Carter's apparent lack of effort in his final days as a Raptor. Carter was able to ignore the heckling of bitter Raptor fans and the Nets would ultimately prevail in blowout fashion, 101-90. Upon the conclusion of the match, Carter was seen clutching the game ball near the Nets' team bench while emphatically stating, "This is still my house!"
The resurrected Vince Carter would eventually guide the Nets to an eighth-place seed in the 2005 NBA Playoffs. While New Jersey would eventually be swept by the Shaquille O'Neal-led Miami Heat.Carter finished with averages of 26.8 points per game, 8.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists, highlighted by a buzzer-beating two point fadeaway shot in the 1st OT of Game Three that would force a second and deciding overtime.
On February 9, 2006, Carter was selected to play in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas as a reserve guard for the Eastern Conference. Carter started in place of forward/center Jermaine O'Neal, who was selected as starter but couldn't play due to injury.
The 2005-2006 NBA season was another success for Vince Carter, as he co-led the Nets to 49 wins, an Atlantic Division title, and a number 3 seeded playoff position, while averaging 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.
Vince has announced on his site that as of early February 2006, he no longer owns any private property in Toronto. However he remains the co-owner of Club Inside and recently opened the Kai Lounge - named after his daughter. nhjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghj
Carter is currently married to Ellen Rucker-Carter and has one daughter - Kai Michelle Carter, named after his mother Michelle Carter-Robinson. Carter has one brother and a half-sister. He is no longer on speaking terms with members of his paternal family.
- Gomer Pyle's seargent in the TV show ''Gomer Pyle:USMC'' was also named Vince Carter.
- Vince appeared on a T-Mobile commercial, talking to his family on a cell phone to demonstrate the extra minutes.
- Carter's Penthouse is a stage in the videogame NBA Ballers.
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Awards and achievements編輯
- 7-time NBA All-Star selection: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; was voted in in 2002 but missed the game due to injury
- 2-time All-NBA:
- Second Team: 2001
- Third Team: 2000
- NBA Slam Dunk Champion 2000
- NBA All-Rookie First Team: 1999
- NBA Rookie of the Year Award: 1999
- The Sporting News NBA Rookie of the Year: 1999
NBA playoff records編輯
- Co-holds NBA playoff record for most three-point field goals made in one game with 9 (May 11, 2001 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Eastern Conference Finals).
- Holds NBA playoff record for most three-point field goals made in one half with 8 (same game as above).
- Holds NBA playoff record for most consecutive three-point field goals made in one game with 8 (same game as above).
- Holds NBA playoff record for most consecutive three-point field goals made in one half with 8 (same game as above).
New Jersey Nets franchise records編輯
- Co-holds for most three-point field goals made in one game with 7 (April 9, 2005 vs. Boston Celtics)
- Holds for most points scored in one season with 1,911 (2005-06)
- Holds for most consecutive 20 or more point games with 23 (2005-06).
Toronto Raptors franchise records and milestones編輯
- Holds for most career points scored with 9,420
- Holds for most career three-point field goals made with 554
- Holds for most points scored in one game with 51 (February 27, 2000 vs. Phoenix Suns)
- Co-holds for most points scored in one quarter with 20 (November 7, 2001 vs. Golden State Warriors)
- Co-holds for most field goals made in one game with 20 (January 14, 2000 vs. Milwaukee Bucks)
- Holds for most points scored in a playoff game with 50 (May 11, 2001 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Eastern Conference Semi Finals)
- Ranks 3rd for games played with 403
- Ranks 1st for games started with 401
- Ranks 1st for total points with 9,420
- Ranks 1st for total minutes with 15,154
- Ranks 2nd for three-pointers made with 554
- Ranks 2nd for three-pointers attempted with 1,445
He is referred to by the nicknames Vinsanity and his own initials VC.