|Full name||Vincent Lamar Carter Jr.|
|Nickname||VC, Vinsanity, Air Canada, Flying Man,
Half-Man / Half-Amazing, Sunshine
|birthday||26th January 1977 (age 43)|
|place of birth||Daytona Beach , Florida , United States|
|position||Shooting Guard / Small Forward|
|NBA draft||1998 , 5th pick , Golden State Warriors|
|Clubs as active|
|1998–2004 Toronto Raptors 2004–2009 New Jersey Nets 2009–2010 Orlando Magic 2010–2011 Phoenix Suns 2011–2014 Dallas Mavericks 2014–2017 Memphis Grizzlies 2017–2018 Sacramento Kings 2018–2020 Atlanta Hawks
|2000-2003||United States||18 games|
Vincent Lamar "Vince" Carter Jr. (born January 26, 1977 in Daytona Beach , Florida ) is a former American basketball player who was last active for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA . His nicknames are “Air Canada”, “Vinsanity”, “Human Highlight Reel” and “Half Man Half Amazing”. At the beginning of his career, Carter was one of the most popular players in basketball and was chosen as his successor due to many parallels with Michael Jordan .
Carter has been elected to the All-Star 8 times and the All-NBA team 3 times during his career . In its debut season (1998) it also won the Rookie of the Year Award . He is considered by many to be one of the best athletes and dunkers of all time.
At 43, Carter is currently the oldest player in the NBA. He was active in a total of 22 NBA seasons and four different decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s), which no other player has achieved before him.
Vincent Lamar Carter attended the University of North Carolina for three years , where he played under coach Dean Smith and later with Antawn Jamison and German international Ademola Okulaja under coach Bill Guthridge. In addition to his on-field performance, Carter also pioneered the Internet as he became the second college athlete to run his own website.
Toronto Raptors (1998-2004)
In 1998 he was selected fifth in the NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors and immediately transferred to the Toronto Raptors for Antawn Jamison , who was previously selected fourth . In Toronto he played alongside his also very talented cousin Tracy McGrady .
Both were marketed early in their careers as the new hope for the Raptors and the NBA. Carter was the star player of the Raptors and impressed the fans with spectacular slam dunks. He won the Rookie of the Year Award for the 1998-1999 season, leading the NBA All-Rookie First Team that year. With 18.3 points per game, he led the rookies in the scoring.
The following year, Carter was voted an NBA All-Star for the first time , showing off his skills by winning the Slam Dunk Contest . From then on, he was All-Star every year through 2007. He improved to 25.7 points per game and was appointed to the NBA All-Third Team for the first time. With the Raptors he reached the playoffs for the first time in the young team's history in 2000. His best season was the following 2000-2001 with an average of 27.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. The highest score achieved by him in a game was 51 points against the Phoenix Suns on February 27, 2000. This record set Carter on December 23, 2005 against the Miami Heat . He was also Olympic champion with the US team in Sydney . In the summer of 2001, he signed a six-year contract totaling $ 94 million with the Raptors. Due to injuries, Carter could only play 60 of 82 games in the following season. His team also had to do without him during the playoffs and was eliminated in the first round against the Detroit Pistons . Carter's performance deteriorated somewhat due to injuries. A patellar tendinitis robbed Carter also parts of his explosiveness and athleticism that distinguished him once.
During the 2003 NBA All-Star Games, Carter relinquished his place on the Eastern Conference All-Stars grid to allow Michael Jordan to start his final All-Star game. Due to Carter's dissatisfaction with the sporting (the Raptors had not reached the playoffs since 2001) and organizational situation as well as Carter's declining performance, the management decided to swap him.
New Jersey Nets (2004-2009)
In the 2005-2006 NBA season, he and teammate Jason Kidd led the Nets to 49 wins, the Atlantic Division title and third place in the Eastern Conference. Carter achieved 24.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. In the second round of the playoffs, however, they had to admit defeat to the Miami Heat , which could win the NBA championship as the tournament progressed.
In a 120-114 win by the Nets over the Washington Wizards on April 7, 2007, Carter and Kidd managed to score a triple double in the same game . The last two players on a team to score a triple double in the same game were Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1989. Carter had 46 points, 16 rebounds (career best) and 10 assists while Kidd had 10 points, 16 rebounds and 18 assists . He finished the season with 25.2 points per game. On July 1, 2007, Carter signed a four-year contract totaling $ 61.8 million with the Nets.
For the 2008-2009 NBA season, Carter was elected team captain of the Nets. An honor that Jason Kidd has received for the previous six years. This season was the last time Carter scored over 20 points per game. The Nets, on the other hand, missed the playoffs for the second time in a row and are now planning the future without Carter.
Orlando Magic (2009-2010)
On June 25, 2009, Carter was transferred to the Orlando Magic along with Ryan Anderson for Rafer Alston , Tony Battie and Courtney Lee . This was the first time Carter played for his "hometown club", as he also comes from northern Florida. On February 8, 2010, he scored his season high of 48 points in a game against the New Orleans Hornets . Of this, he contributed 34 points in the second half and the Magic were able to win despite being 17 points behind. In the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Magic were able to prevail in four games against the Charlotte Bobcats and the Atlanta Hawks . Vince Carter reached the Conference Finals for the first and so far only time in his career. His Orlando Magic were eliminated there against the Boston Celtics .
Phoenix Suns (2010-2011)
On December 18, 2010, Carter was transferred to the Phoenix Suns together with Marcin Gortat , Mickaël Piétrus , a first-round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and $ 3 million for Hedo Türkoğlu , Jason Richardson and Earl Clark . For the 2011/2012 season, the Suns dissolved the contract with Carter.
Dallas Mavericks (2011-2014)
After the termination of his contract and the end of the lockout, Carter moved to reigning NBA champion Dallas Mavericks in December 2011 to his former Nets teammate Jason Kidd and the German superstar Dirk Nowitzki .
The Mavs gave him a 3-year contract valued at $ 9.3 million, but only guaranteed the first year. In the shortened NBA season 2011-2012 Carter scored an average of 10.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, but failed with Dallas in the first playoff round at the Oklahoma City Thunder . On July 1, 2012, the Mavs withdrew the option for the second year of the contract. In the game against the Sacramento Kings on February 13, 2013, Carter converted the 1,600th three-point throw in his NBA career. He also overtook Hal Greer , Larry Bird , Gary Payton and Clyde Drexler in the NBA All-time Scoring list during the 2012-2013 NBA season and is 25th there for the time being.
Memphis Grizzlies (2014-2017)
On July 11, 2014, Carter signed a two-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies . At the Grizzlies, Carter took on the role of a supplementary player and scored 5.8 points per game for the first time less than an average of 10 points in his career. The following season he finished with 6.6 points per game and was awarded the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award . On January 26, 2017, Carter became the 25th player in NBA history to remain active at age 40 or older.
Sacramento Kings (2017-2018)
Atlanta Hawks (2018-2020)
For the veteran's minimum salary , Carter signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks in August 2018, which was renewed the following year. This means that Carter is entering his 22nd professional season in the 2019/20 season, which no player has achieved before him.
He is the third cousin of former Raptors teammate Tracy McGrady . Carter was married to Ellen Rucker between 2004 and 2006, with whom he has a daughter. Between 2010 and 2016, Carter ran a restaurant in Daytona Beach , Florida.
|GP||Matches played (Games Played)||GS||Games from the beginning (Games started)||MPG||Graduated minutes per game (Minutes per game)|
|FG%||Throw rate from the field (field goal percentage)||3P%||Throwing quota three-point throws (3-point field-goal percentage)||FT%||Free throw rate (free-throw percentage)|
|RPG||Rebounds per game (rebounds per game)||APG||Assists per game (assists per game)||SPG||Steals per game (steals per game)|
|BPG||Blocks per game (blocks per game)||PPG||Points per game (points per game)||FAT||Career record|
|2004-05||Toronto / New Jersey||77||76||36.7||.452||.406||.798||5.2||4.2||1.4||0.6||24.5|
|2010-11||Orlando / Phoenix||73||63||28.1||.437||.361||.740||3.8||2.0||0.9||0.3||14.0|
- 8 × NBA All-Star : 2000-2007 (had to sit out due to injury in 2002)
2 × All-NBA team
- 2nd team: 2001
- 3rd team: 2000
- 2nd team: 2001
NBA Rookie of the Year : 1999
- NBA All-Rookie Team : 1999
- NBA Slam Dunk Champion : 2000
- Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year : 2016
- Jan Hieronimi: Vince Carter. Destination Unknown. in: Five 12-2003, pp. 22-27.
- Vince Carter - player statistics on NBA .com (English)
- Vince Carter - player profile on basketball-reference.com
- usabasketball.com - All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster // C ( Memento from January 6, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
- NBA Pros Carter and McGrady: Burned Out Stars
- Ranking Top 10 Dunkers in NBA History. Retrieved April 21, 2020 (English).
- Mike Bitanga: Vince Carter: The Greatest Dunker of All Time. In: Hardwood and Hollywood. February 11, 2014, accessed April 21, 2020 (American English).
- Vince Carter in North Carolina
- Vince Carter's homepage 1995
- NBA Rookie of the Year History
- Contract extension 2001 ( Memento from August 30, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
- Carter foregoes a place on the grid
- 2 nets with triple double in the same game
- Carter extends contract in 2007
- "Captain Carter" ( Memento of April 29, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
- Orlando Acquires Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson From New Jersey. Orlando Magic, accessed July 28, 2009 .
- 48 points against the Hornets
- Suns, Magic Complete Six-Player Trade. Orlando Magic, December 18, 2010, accessed January 1, 2011 .
- Dallas Mavericks sign Vince Carter. ESPN, December 13, 2011, accessed April 12, 2013 .
- Vince Carter returns to Mavs. ESPN, July 1, 2012, accessed April 12, 2013 .
- More milestones: Vince Carter shoots past Bird on scoring list in Mavs' win. Dallas Morning News, February 13, 2013, accessed April 12, 2013 .
- Vince Carter's latest milestone unfairly dulled by Mavericks' loss. Dallas Morning News, April 16, 2013; archived from the original on May 14, 2013 ; accessed on April 18, 2013 .
- Grizzlies sign Vince Carter to multi-year contract
- Carter trumps Nowitzki & Co. kicker, accessed on September 21, 2019 .
- NBA com Staff: Vince Carter checks in for Hawks, begins record 22nd season. Retrieved April 18, 2020 (English).
- | Carter's Restaurant Sold , www.news-journalonline.com, Accessed June 7, 2017
- Vince Carter Stats
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Carter, Vincent Lamar (full name); Air Canada|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 26, 1977|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Daytona Beach , Florida|