While he never played center in basketball, Vince Carter showed off his football skills on this play.
Days before he became the first NBA player to appear in a game in four different decades, VC played his former team in the Orlando Magic. The 42-year old Atlanta Hawk tried corralling the ball late in the first, drawing a double team from Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz. Facing away from the hoop, Vinsanity lived up his nickname with an insane pass between his legs to teammate Brandon Goodwin. The 24-year old Goodwin raced unimpeded to the hoop, giving a highlight assist for Vince Carter.
The sneaker Vince rocked for this moment was his classic Nike Shox BB4. The Shox pillar technology provides shock absorption to the wearer for solid impact protection. A TPU plate above the pillars acted as stabilizer for the foam pillars, with varying density foam used to create a bouncy sensation. This was famously used in the series of “boing” ads led by Vince for the Shox BB4.
Carter’s black and silver colorway in this moment can be found HERE.
Cover image via MSN.com