I feel old because I can actually remember a time when Vince Carter gave a crap about winning and effort. Sure this monster jam was vintage VC, but this was also the only two points his scored the entire night against the 76ers in a 95-105 Suns loss. How the hell is that even possible?
Since Carter dropped a season high 29 points last week. Over his last four games, VC has shot 10-of-40 from the freakin’ field. This miserable slump has included scoring outputs of three, 12, nine, and last nights two points. Dear VC, WTF? *Woosah*
Magic accomplished rare feat in keeping Denver off the free throw line
Carmelo Anthony averages 9.35 free throw attempts per game. Thatâ€™s fourth highest in the NBA after Dwight Howard, LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
So it wasnâ€™t shocking that Anthony expected to get to the line against Orlando Magic on Sunday and get there often. He grew frustrated when he didnâ€™t. He glared at the referees nearly every time he drove to the basket early in the game, upset at calls he wasnâ€™t getting.
Finally, with 1:17 to go in the second quarter, Anthony drove to the hoop, scored and screamed, â€œCall that [expletive]â€ after some contact. The refs did call something, but not what he wanted. Anthony was assessed a technical foul…
As part of the club’s 15th anniversary celebrations, the Raptors are hoping to honour, of all people, Vince Carter on Nov. 22 when Orlando returns.
”Everybody wants to know how we can do it, but Vince is part of the history here,” GM Bryan Colangelo told the Orlando Sentinel. “Most of the people that he had problems with here are gone.”
Fans who love to bash Vinsanity may differ.
It took all of 2 games for the worst case scenario of the Vince Carter trade to Orlando happening, and it came in the second quarter of his return to New Jersey.
Carter left in the second quarter with a sprained ankle, but he played an early role in dealing the Nets their second consecutive loss, aÂ 95-85 defeatÂ in their home debut.
Carter said he was hopeful that the injury would not force him to miss a game. â€œIâ€™m just going to be smart about it,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s a long season and Iâ€™m already feeling better than I did before.â€
VinceÂ couldn’tÂ be making me regret this decision alreadyÂ – could he?
The University of North Carolina’s basketball program has been hoarding great high school players for themselves since 1910 and they decided to celebrate making your favorite school a top prospects distant second option by having an Alumni game. As usual, Chapel Hill was packed because basketball action was promised and Tar Heels of Christmas past were in attendance to put on a show to celebrate 100 years of UNC college basketball dominance.
Orlando and New Jersey have agreed in principle in a deal that will bringÂ Vince Carter to the Magic and sendÂ Tony Battie,Â Rafer Alston and Courtney Lee to the New Jersey, according to a league source.
The Magic have yet to confirm the deal, but the addition of a scorer in Carter, the trade would seem to end the Magic’s quest to bring back forwardÂ Hedo Turkoglu for a long term deal.
The deal also could include Nets’ forward Ryan Anderson. But there might still need to be some maneuvering done because the salaries are way off. Read More »
Shaquille O’Neal, Antawn Jamison and now Vince Carter has popped up in trade rumour talks to Cleveland.
The Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed Vince Carter again, sources said. As financial losses mount for New Jerseyâ€™s ownership, it appears more likely that the Nets will try to move Carter and the two years and $33.6 million left on his deal. The Nets would have to take Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic in return.
If the Cavs and Nets completed this deal, life for LeBron James becomes easier instantly and for Vince Carter and his legacy things could be looking up. Lets see how this one plays out.