Half-man, half-amazing. Vince Carter was one of the greatest athletes in NBA history with hoopers wanting to jump out of the gym like Vinsanity.
Carter would make his mark early in his career with the Toronto Raptors. Vince put up gaudy numbers in the Six, but it was his memorable 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest performance that drew in hoopers across the globe. Vinsanity also translated in real games, as Carter would pull out windmills and 360 dunks on occasion.
Vince would go on to play for 8 NBA squads including some epic moments with the New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks. In total, Carter played a record 22 seasons in the league including a last stop with the Atlanta Hawks.
Like Michael Jordan, kids and adults alike wanted to emulate Vince Carter’s hops and wear the GOAT dunker’s sneakers. Vince first rocked Puma on-court, before putting on the greatest Dunk Contest performance in the AND1 Tai Chis. Carter would then sign with Nike, as the face of their Shox line. VC would blow minds with an Olympic dunk over a French 7-footer, and continue rocking the Shox BB4 during his final seasons.