'98 Vince Carter opal card
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'98 Vince Carter

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GOAT Vince
6'6" (198cm)
220lbs (99kg)
NBA is Back
P&R Ball Handler Isolation Mid Range 3 PT

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'98 Vince Carter opal card

99 Overall

3902 Total attr.

99 Outside scoring

  • 99 Shot close
  • 99 Shot mid
  • 99 Shot 3pt
  • 99 Shot IQ
  • 99 Free throw
  • 99 Offensive consistency

99 Inside scoring

  • 99 Driving layup
  • 99 Standing dunk
  • 99 Driving dunk
  • 99 Draw foul
  • 97 Post moves
  • 97 Post hook
  • 97 Post fade
  • 99 Hands

99 Athleticism

  • 99 Speed
  • 99 Acceleration
  • 99 Vertical
  • 99 Strength
  • 99 Stamina
  • 99 Hustle
  • 85 Overall durability

99 Playmaking

  • 99 Speed with ball
  • 99 Ball handle
  • 99 Passing accuracy
  • 99 Passing vision
  • 99 Passing IQ

94 Defending

  • 99 Interior defense
  • 99 Perimeter defense
  • 99 Help defense IQ
  • 74 Pick & roll defense IQ
  • 99 Lateral quickness
  • 99 Pass perception
  • 80 Reaction time
  • 99 Steal
  • 99 Block
  • 80 Shot contest
  • 99 Defensive consistency

99 Rebounding

  • 99 Offensive rebound
  • 99 Defensive rebound



Boosts the ability to hit high degree of difficulty layups

Consistent Finisher

Provides more explosive first steps out of tripple threat and size-ups

Contact Finisher

Improves the ability to convert contact layups and dunks in traffi

Cross-Key Scorer

Boosts the shot percentage for layups when moving across the paint

Fancy Footwork

Improves a player's ability to beat defenders with an advanced layup or dunk gather

Fastbreak Finisher

Boosts player's Takeover meter when completing a dunk on a fastbreak

Giant Slayer

Heightens the effectiveness of layups over taller defenders

Lob City Finisher

Improves the chances of completing a successfull alley-oop dunk/layup

Pro Touch

Gives an additional boost for having good layup timing

Putback Boss

Increases shot percentage when attempting a putback after an offensive rebound

Relentless Finisher

Reduces the fatigue effects from continually finishing at the rim with contact


Boosts team's Takeover meters after completing a highlight play

Slithery Finisher

Improves a player's ability to avoid contact when attacking the rim

Tear Dropper

Increases the chance of hitting floaters and runners

Backdown Punisher

Increases the chances of a player successfully backing down their opponent

Deep Hooks

Boosts the shot percentage when shooting hooks from a deep distance


Improves a player's ability to effectively use dropsteps in the post

Pick & Roller

Increases shot percentage as the roller in a pick & roll


Catch & Shoot

Boosts the chance of hitting a jump shot immediately after a catch

Clutch Shooter

Increases the ability to knock down shots in clutch moments

Corner Specialist

Gives a boost to shots taken near the corner


Reduces the impact of a defender who is closing out

Deep Fades

Improves the chance of making a post fadeaway from deep range

Difficult Shots

Improves the ability to shoot difficult shots off the dribble

Flexible Release

Reduces the penalty suffered from mis-timed jump shot releases

Green Machine

Increases the bonus given for consecutive excellent releases

Hot Start

Improves player's shooting ability after making first shot until a miss occurs

Hot Zone Hunter

Boosts the shot percentage for attempts taken in a player's favorite spots

Ice In Veins

Improves a player's free throw percentage during the critical moments

Pick & Popper

Elevates the shot percentage for an attempt taken off a pick and fade situation

Pump Fake Maestro

Decreases the penalty that comes from shooting after pump fakes

Quick Draw

Speeds up the release of a jump shot

Range Extender

Extends the range from which a player can effectively shoot

Slippery Off-Ball

Strengthens the player's ability to get the open off the ball

Tireless Shooter

Improves a player's ability to make shots when fatigued

Volume Shooter

Boosts shot percentages as shot attempts accrue throughout the game


Ankle Breaker

Improves the likelihood of freezing or dropping a defender during dribble moves

Bail Out

Increases the chances of successfully completing a pass from mid-air

Break Starter

Improves a player's ability to make effective outlet passes after grabbing a rebound


Boosts the shot percentage for open teammates on jump shots after catching a pass


Increases overall speed with the ball in transition

Flashy Passer

Gives an additional boost to player's Takeover meter after completing an assist with a flashy pass

Floor General

Teammates receive an offensive attribute bonus when player is in the game

Handles For Days

Reduces the amount of energy lost when performing dribble moves

Lob City Passer

Improves the chances of completing a successful alley-oop pass

Needle Threader

Increases the likelihood that tough passes can get by the defense

Pass Fake Maestro

Increases the effectiveness of pass fakes

Post Spin Technician

Improves the ability of a post spin or drive to work effectively

Quick First Step

Provides more explosive first steps out of tripple threat and size-ups

Space Creator

Improves a player's ability to create space from defender

Stop & Go

Improves a player's ability to start and stop with the ball

Tight Handles

Improves a player's ability to break down their defender


Reduces the chances of getting stripped by the defender

Dream Shake

Raises the chances that a defender bites when doing fakes in the posts


Chase Down Artist

Raises the chances of getting a chase-down block


Boosts the ability to stay in front of the ball handler on the perimeter

Heart Crusher

Decreases opponents' Takeover meters when achieving a highlight play on defense


Increases chances at getting steals in passing lanes


Intimidates offensive players causing them to miss shots more often

Lightning Reflexes

Receives an earlier cue on the Read and React system while playing defense

Moving Truck

Strengthens a defender's ability to move people around in the post

Off-Ball Pest

Improves a player's ability to bump and harass the offense off the ball

Pick Dodger

Improves a player's ability to navigate through screens effectively on defense

Pick Pocket

Improves a player's ability to steal the ball from a ball handler

Pogo Stick

Improves the ability to attempt multiple blocks in succession

Post Move Lockdown

Improves the defender's ability to defend post moves

Rebound Chaser

Improves a player's ability to chase down rebounds

Tireless Defender

Reduces energy lost when exerting efforts on defense


Makes life difficult for the offensive players when trapped

Defensive Leader

Boosts the defensive abilities of teammates when in the game


Improves a player's ability to box out opponents

Brick Wall

Increases effectiveness of screens and drains energy from opponents on physical contact

Rim Protector

Improves ability to block shots, gives boost to the Takeover meter for blocker/teammates


Allows rebounders to swim or spin around box outs more easily


Alpha Dog

Enhances the ability to rally teammates

High Work Ethic

Goes beyond the typical work ethic of an NBA athlete


  • 100 Standing dunk
  • 100 Driving dunk
  • 100 Flashy dunk
  • 100 Alley-oop
  • 35 Putback dunk
  • 40 Crash


  • 45 Driving layup
  • 55 Spin layup
  • 70 Hop step layup
  • 70 Euro step layup
  • 35 Floater

Jump shooting

  • 85 Step through shot
  • 30 Shot under basket
  • 70 Shot close
  • 4 Shot close left
  • 4 Shot close middle
  • 5 Shot close right
  • 50 Shot mid
  • 86 Spot up shot mid
  • 59 Off screen shot mid
  • 30 Shot 3pt
  • 75 Spot up shot 3pt
  • 78 Off screen shot 3pt
  • 25 Contested jumper mid
  • 25 Contested jumper 3pt
  • 60 Stepback jumper mid
  • 4 Stepback jumper 3pt
  • 30 Spin jumper
  • 5 Transition pull up 3pt
  • 5 Drive pull up 3pt
  • 11 Drive pull up mid
  • 5 Use glass

Drive setup

  • 5 Triple threat pump fake
  • 10 Triple threat jab step
  • 55 Triple threat idle
  • 30 Triple threat shoot
  • 30 Setup with sizeup
  • 30 Setup with hesitation
  • 40 No setup dribble


  • 55 Drive
  • 55 Spot up drive
  • 55 Off screen drive
  • 54 Drive right
  • 25 Driving crossover
  • 5 Driving spin
  • 50 Driving step back
  • 15 Driving half spin
  • 0 Driving double crossover
  • 0 Driving behind the back
  • 30 Driving dribble hesitation
  • 15 Driving in and out
  • 80 No driving dribble move
  • 60 Attack strong on drive


  • 85 Shoot
  • 99 Touches
  • 0 Roll vs. pop
  • 15 Transition spot up
  • 2 Iso vs. elite defender
  • 23 Iso vs. good defender
  • 34 Iso vs. average defender
  • 68 Iso vs. poor defender
  • 3 Play discipline

Post game

  • 0 Post up
  • 0 Post shimmy shot
  • 0 Post face up
  • 0 Post back down
  • 0 Post aggressive backdown
  • 0 Shoot from post
  • 0 Post hook left
  • 30 Post hook right
  • 5 Post fade left
  • 5 Post fade right
  • 0 Post up and under
  • 0 Post hop shot
  • 0 Post step back shot
  • 0 Post drive
  • 0 Post spin
  • 0 Post drop step
  • 0 Post hop step


  • 70 Dish to open man
  • 25 Flashy pass
  • 5 Alley oop pass


  • 95 Pass interception
  • 90 Take charge
  • 95 On-ball steal
  • 100 Contest shot
  • 95 Block shot
  • 0 Foul
  • 0 Hard foul

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    "Its Over!! Its Over Ladies and Gentlemen Its Over Its OVER"


    i feel like i spelled over wrong


    you capitalized random letters wtf

    Show 5 replies...



    post it on the forum dummy


    Or what


    or else no one is giving you suggestions and youll just be downed into oblivion.


    Best dunker ever.


    The top 5 in game dunkers IN ORDER

    Vince Carter

    Dominique Wilkins

    Dr. J

    Blake Griffin

    Shawn Kemp


    Here's my top 5

    Vince Carter

    Julius Erving

    Dominique Wilkins

    Michael Jordan

    Darryl Dawkins

    Show 1 more reply...

    Zach LaVine is up there


    Lol no it's ben simmions


    Ben is great but still not the best

    Show 1 reply...

    Nah he's the best


    No it's Luguentz Dort


    How does he only have an 85 durability? He's been in the league since the dawn of time.


    Did u ever watch vince play when he was on the raptors? The man was a starter for the all nba injuried team!


    He protec

    he attac

    but most importantly, he bounce bac


    "Lets go home ladies and gentlemen! Lets go home!" anyway ill miss vince and its honestly sad that his career had to end this way


    Yeah, I think it’s sad how much people forgot how impactful vc was on the nba, he was so much of a highlight reel that so many people actually started watching matchups with t Mac, Kobe, and vinsanity


    How does this man have 99 Endurance, Speed, Strength, and Hustle, but 85 overall durability


    They're really just releasing GOAT cards willy nilly at this point. I mean Vince isn't even top 30.


    Bruh Vince is top 30 for sure


    (In no particular order) MJ, Bill Russell, Kareem, Magic, Bird, Wilt, Duncan, Kobe, Jerry West, Big O, LeBron, Hakeem, Shaq, Moses, Havlicek, Elgin, Dr. J, Pettit, Karl Malone, Chuck, Garnett, Isiah Thomas, Pippen, Stockton, Wade, Curry, David Robinson, A.I., Dirk, KD, T-Mac, Rick Barry, Paul Pierce, Drexler, etc. etc. That's like ~40 probably so even if you disagree with a few, he's not top 30.

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    Only two I disagree with are that Curry hasn’t done enough in my opinion to be considered a top 30 player, even though he has a impressive resume he’s never won by him self. Also chuck hasn’t won a ring and I think that’s a necessary thing to be a top 30 player.


    I was just listing players that are greater than VC, not players that are top 30 obviously because that's like 40 players there. And believe me I don't have 40 players in my top 30.


    but maybe 2k is releasing goats for different categories like dunking. carter is the best dunker of all time.


    idk about Rick Barry but ye


    Rick Barry might not be better but I do think he's greater. He has more all-stars, more All-NBA, he had that one 37 ppg season, he lead his team to a championship and got a FMVP. Vince doesn't measure up with that in terms of greatness.


    no hate but don't greater and better mean the same thing?


    Greatness has more to do with accolades and legacy. Better is just basically who's best at basketball. Like basically any decent modern guard would destroy Bob Cousy 1 on 1, which would make them better than him. But Cousy has 6 chips, 13 All Stars, and all those other things that make him greater than Damian Lillard or Kyle Lowry.


    Oh ok. But we can agree Vince doesn’t need a GOAT card. He was good tho :)


    I guess so but he's right around there


    Sad to see him go, but at least he will be chilling


    74 pick and roll defense IQ Imao




    I wouldn’t be surprised if 2k added an actual goat for a goat card


    Did you know that vince carter was actually drafted by the warriors but then traded on draft day! #FunFacts #NotTryingToCopyKaws


    Retire a hero Vince, you've earned this!


    can you help me i don't have a lot of mt but trying to improve lineup have about 25k


    Hi my name is Chris bosh I think u stole my card *crys


    imagine 2k gives him 98 driving dunk


    Man is the only player that played in 4 different decades and never had a serious injury. Played for 22 years.

    2k: you only get 85 durability.


    Is him worth to claim?How much Mt needed to unlock him?


    Can u help me, idk what to do now, btw I don't have much MT (I can't afford any GOAT or something w that price) THANKS :)


    you know what this card is better than I thought. fire release magic btb and for some reason gets sharp take super fast.


    Yo that looks sooooooooo good


    gonna be live in 10 minutes


    Random Facts

    Vincent Lamar Carter Jr. (born January 26, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player. He primarily played the shooting guard and small forward positions, but occasionally played power forward later in his career. Carter was an eight-time All-Star in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and a two-time All-NBA Team selection. He is the only player in NBA history to play 22 seasons and in four different decades from his debut in 1998 to his retirement in 2020.[1] Carter entertained crowds with his leaping ability and slam dunks, earning nicknames such as "Vinsanity", "Air Canada", and "Half Man, Half Amazing". He has been ranked as the greatest dunker of all time by numerous players, journalist, and by the NBA.[2][3][4][5]

    A high school McDonald's All-American, Carter played college basketball for three years with the North Carolina Tar Heels and twice advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. He was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors, who traded him to the Toronto Raptors. Carter emerged as a star in Toronto as he won the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year Award and the Slam Dunk Contest at the 2000 NBA All-Star Weekend. He represented the United States in the 2000 Summer Olympics where he won a gold medal. In December 2004, Carter was traded to the New Jersey Nets, where he continued his offensive success. Carter also played for the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Atlanta Hawks. He received the Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award in 2016.

    Off the court, Carter established the Embassy of Hope Foundation, assisting children and their families in Florida, New Jersey, and Ontario. He was recognized in 2000 as Child Advocate of the Year by the Children's Home Society, and he received the Florida Governor's Points of Light award in 2007 for his philanthropy in his home state.

    1 Early life
    2 College career
    3 Professional career
    3.1 Toronto Raptors (1998–2004)
    3.1.1 Trade to the Nets
    3.1.2 Raptors' 20th anniversary
    3.2 New Jersey Nets (2004–2009)
    3.3 Orlando Magic (2009–2010)
    3.4 Phoenix Suns (2010–2011)
    3.5 Dallas Mavericks (2011–2014)
    3.6 Memphis Grizzlies (2014–2017)
    3.7 Sacramento Kings (2017–2018)
    3.8 Atlanta Hawks (2018–2020)
    4 National team career
    5 Awards and achievements
    6 Video game, TV and film appearances
    7 Personal life
    8 Career statistics
    8.1 NBA
    8.1.1 Regular season
    8.1.2 Playoffs
    8.2 College
    9 See also
    10 References
    11 External links

    Early life

    Born in Daytona Beach, Florida, Carter attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. He played football as a quarterback until a broken wrist in his freshman year forced him to pick up volleyball instead.[6] In volleyball, he was named the Volusia County Player of the Year as a junior and averaged 24 kills per match; for comparison, none of his teammates averaged more than one.[7] Carter was also offered a saxophone scholarship to attend Bethune–Cookman.[8]

    He led Mainland's basketball team to its first Class 6A state title in 56 years and was a 1995 McDonald's All-American.[9] In his senior year he averaged 22 points, 11.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.5 blocks per game.[10] His career totals at Mainland are 2,299 points, 1,042 rebounds, 356 assists and 178 steals.[10] Carter was contacted by 77 NCAA Division I schools but ultimately chose North Carolina over Florida.[6]
    College career

    Carter attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spending three seasons playing college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels under Dean Smith and later Bill Guthridge. During the 1997–98 season, he was a member of new coach Guthridge's "Six Starters" system that also featured Antawn Jamison, Shammond Williams, Ed Cota, Ademola Okulaja, and Makhtar N'Diaye.[11] During his sophomore and junior seasons, Carter helped North Carolina to consecutive ACC Men's Basketball Tournament titles and Final Four appearances. He finished the 1997–98 season with a 15.6 points per game average and was named second-team All-American, First-Team All-ACC, and to the fan's guide third-annual Coaches ACC All-Defensive Team. In May 1998, Carter declared for the 1998 NBA draft, following his classmate Jamison, who had declared earlier that spring.[12] During his NBA career, Carter continued his coursework at North Carolina, and in August 2000, he graduated with a degree in African-American studies.[13]

    On January 31, 2012, Carter was honored as one of the 35 greatest McDonald's All-Americans,[14][15] and on February 23, 2012, President Barack Obama, an avid basketball fan, gave praise to Carter at a fundraiser event, referring to Carter's game as a "huge treat for me ever since he's been playing for the Tar Heels."[16][17]
    Professional career
    Toronto Raptors (1998–2004)

    Carter was initially drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft. He was then traded to the Toronto Raptors for the fourth overall pick, Antawn Jamison—Carter's college teammate and good friend.[18] The Raptors had struggled in their first three years as a franchise. Carter was instrumental in leading the Raptors to their first-ever playoff appearance in 2000 before going on to lead them to a 47-win season and their first ever playoff series win in 2001, advancing them to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

    Due to the NBA lockout, Carter's rookie season did not start until January 1999. Carter quickly became a fan favorite with a soaring offensive game that earned him the nickname "Air Canada". He won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after averaging 18.3 points and throwing down countless highlight-reel dunks.[19] Carter ascended to full-fledged stardom in his second season – he averaged 25.7 points per game (fourth-highest in the league) and lifted Toronto to its first playoff appearance in franchise history. He subsequently earned his first NBA All-Star selection and was named to the All-NBA Third Team. During the 2000 NBA All-Star Weekend, Carter showcased arguably the most memorable Slam Dunk Contest event in its history.[19] He won the contest by performing an array of dunks including a 360° windmill, a between the legs bounce dunk, and an "elbow in the rim" dunk (also known as a "cookie jar" dunk or the "honey dip").[18] Carter and his distant cousin Tracy McGrady formed a formidable one-two punch as teammates in Toronto between 1998 and 2000. However, McGrady was dealt to the Orlando Magic in August 2000, leaving Carter as the Raptors' franchise player.
    Carter with the Raptors in November 2000

    In 2000–01, his third season, Carter averaged a career-high 27.6 points per game, made the All-NBA Second Team, and was voted in as a starter for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. The Raptors finished the regular season with a then franchise-record 47 wins. In the playoffs, the Raptors beat the New York Knicks 3–2 in the first round and advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers. Carter and 76ers star Allen Iverson both dominated in a seven-game series that see-sawed back and forth. Carter scored 50 points in Game 3 and set an NBA playoff record for most three-point field goals made in one game. As the Sixers and Raptors increased their double team pressures on Carter and Iverson respectively,[20][21] Carter missed a potential game-winning shot with 2.0 seconds remaining.[22] Iverson said of the series in July 2011: "It was incredible. (Carter) had great games at home and I had some great games at home, but both of us were just trying to put our teams on our back and win basketball games. It is great just having those memories and being a part of something like that."[23]

    In August 2001, Carter signed a six-year contract extension worth as much as $94 million.[24] However, Carter began showing the effects of what would become career-altering problems with his knees in the wake of his big contract.[19] He earned a reputation as a fragile player after suffering a series of knee and hamstring injuries.[25]

    Carter missed the final 22 games of the 2001–02 regular season due to injury. He started in 60 games and averaged 24.7 points per game. On December 7, 2001, Carter recorded 42 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals against the Denver Nuggets.[26] He joined Charles Barkley (1988) as just the second player ever to finish a game with 40 points, 15 rebounds, five steals and five assists, dating back to the 1973–74 season, when the league began officially tracking steals.[27] He was voted into the 2002 NBA All-Star Game, but he could not participate due to injury. Without Carter during the 2002 NBA Playoffs, the Raptors were defeated in five games by the Detroit Pistons in the first round.

    Following off-season surgery,[19] Carter only managed 43 games during the 2002–03 season. In February 2003, Carter gave up his starting spot in the 2003 NBA All-Star Game to Michael Jordan to allow Jordan to make his final start as an All-Star.[28] Carter played in 73 games during the 2003–04 season, but the Raptors fell three games short of making the playoffs.
    Trade to the Nets

    During the 2004 off-season, general manager Glen Grunwald and the entire coaching staff were fired following the team's failure to reach the playoffs. Carter became frustrated with the Raptors' upper management, particularly Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) and Raptors president Richard Peddie.[29][30][31][32] In a private meeting, Peddie reassured Carter that MLSE was serious in building a contender in Toronto. Carter was also given the impression that Peddie would consider Julius Erving as a serious candidate for general manager; however, it was later disclosed that Erving was never really in the mix.[30][31] Peddie instead hired Rob Babcock as general manager, whose first priority in rebuilding the Raptors was to "establish our philosophy", stating "we are not really worried about how many wins we get right away, or whether we make the playoffs within the first year or two."[33]

    Consequently, much speculation arose over whether Carter wanted to be traded. The Toronto Sun reported that Carter felt misled and felt the Raptors would never be an elite team under the current MLSE structure with Peddie as Raptors president.[34] Some fans raised money to fly a "Keep Vince, Trade Peddie" banner over the Air Canada Centre just before Carter's annual charity game.[35] When Rob Babcock was questioned about the trade speculations, he denied Carter asked for a trade but indiscreetly revealed Carter's agent had approached him with a trade request.[36][37] Carter's trade wish was finally granted on December 17, 2004, when he was dealt to the New Jersey Nets for Alonzo Mourning, Aaron Williams, Eric Williams and two first round draft picks.[38]

    In his first game back in Toronto, on April 15, 2005, Carter was heavily booed and jeered by Raptors fans; some fans burned Vince Carter jerseys, while many donned No. 15 baby bibs, 'FUVC' T-shirts, and other merchandise that labelled Carter as "Wince" or as "immature", alluding to Carter's knee and ankle injuries and his dissent.[39] Much like former Raptors teammate Tracy McGrady,[40] Carter received such treatment for years to come in the town that once embraced him.[19]

    In November 2011, Carter, along with his cousin Tracy McGrady and Charles Oakley, addressed the Toronto audience in an interview on Off the Record with Michael Landsberg. When asked about being booed in Toronto, Carter said, "They watched myself and Tracy grow up. And when we left they still got to see (us) flourish and become (who we are). For me, I looked at it as, a young child growing up into a grown man and moving on. And I get it. Leaving, hurt a lot of people. It hurt me because I tell you what... I accomplished a lot, I learned a lot, I became the person and player of who I am today because of that experience, through the coaches, players, and everything else. I get it... but regardless I still love the city. I have friends there and my heart is still there because that's where it all started." Later in the interview, when asked about any words to the Toronto fans, Carter said, "I appreciate the fans and whether you cheer for me, boo me, or hate me, I still love you. Toronto's one of the best kept secrets... puts one of the best products on the floor and one of the top places to play in."[41][42][43]

    On November 6, 2012, in an interview with TSN Radio 1050, Carter reiterated his love for the city and his appreciation for the Toronto Raptors organization.[44][45] The next day, Sam Mitchell and Rob Babcock revealed on Sportsnet 590, The Fan that the night before Carter was traded to New Jersey, Carter phoned Mitchell to express his desire to stay in Toronto and commit to their vision for the team. However, Babcock said it was too late and the trade had already been verbally agreed upon. Looking back on it, Mitchell feels he should have personally contacted the MLSE chairman, Larry Tanenbaum, but was reluctant because he did not want to break the chain of command.[46][47]

    Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri referred to Carter in April 2014 as "one of the symbols of the Toronto Raptors."[48] To this day, Carter remains the Raptors' all-time leader in points per game with 23.4,[49] having amassed 9,420 points during his ​6 1⁄2-year run in Toronto.[50]
    Raptors' 20th anniversary

    On November 19, 2014, nearly a decade after the trade, as a part of the Raptors' 20th anniversary celebration, the team paid tribute to Carter with a video montage during the first quarter of the Raptors-Grizzlies game. Leading up to the game, questions were raised about how Raptors fans would receive the planned video tribute.[51] As the sellout crowd watched the video tribute featuring highlights of Carter's high-flying Raptors days, what began as the usual booing turned into an overwhelmingly positive standing ovation.[52][53][54] An emotional Carter used his warm-up shirt to wipe tears running down his face as he pointed to his heart and waved to the fans in appreciation. He later stated, "It was a great feeling, I couldn't write it any better."[55]
    New Jersey Nets (2004–2009)

    Carter was acquired by the New Jersey Nets on December 17, 2004,[56] playing five seasons for them before departing in June 2009. Carter produced some of his highest numbers with the Nets, surpassing his 23.4 points per game with the Raptors to average 23.6 points per game over his tenure in New Jersey. He missed just 11 games in his four full seasons and helped lead the Nets to three straight playoff runs between 2005 and 2007.

    Carter joined a Nets team with Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson as the leading players. However, the trio never got to play together at full strength during the 2004–05 season. Carter and Kidd carried a shallow roster on a 15–4 run to end the season to make the playoffs.[57]
    Carter talks with the referee during the game with the nets, January 2006

    In the 2005–06 season, the Carter-Kidd duo co-led the Nets to 49 wins, an Atlantic Division title, and the No. 3 seed in the playoffs. Carter helped lead the Nets to the second round of the playoffs before losing to the eventual NBA champions Miami Heat in five games. Carter averaged 29.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 11 playoff games. Carter was named an Eastern Conference All-Star in 2006. On November 7, 2005, Carter threw down a very memorable dunk against the Miami Heat, over defensive stalwart, Alonzo Mourning.[58] On December 23, 2005, Carter set an NBA record for the most free throws made in a quarter (4th quarter) with 16 against Miami. He tied his career high of 51 points in the same game.[59]

    In the 2006–07 season, Carter was named as a reserve to the 2007 NBA All-Star Game,[60] marking his eighth All-Star appearance.[61] In a 120–114 overtime win over the Washington Wizards on April 7, 2007, Carter and Kidd became the first teammates in over 18 years to record triple-doubles in the same game since the Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen achieved this feat against the Los Angeles Clippers in 1989. Carter finished with 46 points, a career-high 16 rebounds, and 10 assists. Kidd finished with 10 points, tied a career high with 16 rebounds, and tied a season high with 18 assists.[62] Carter finished the 2006–07 season playing all 82 games, averaging over 25 points with a 21 PER.[63]

    In July 2007, Carter re-signed with the Nets to a four-year, $61.8 million contract.[64]

    During the 2007–08 season, Kidd was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Carter was credited for becoming a leader following the All-Star break.[65] He became captain of the Nets, and in 2008–09, he and teammate Devin Harris were the highest-scoring starting backcourt in the league.[66] On November 21, 2008, Carter scored a season-high 39 points, including a game winning two-handed reverse dunk, as the Nets battled back from an 18-point deficit to defeat the Toronto Raptors 129–127 in overtime at the Air Canada Centre. He hit a 29-foot, game tying three-pointer to send the game into overtime and then scored the winning basket in the extra period.[67] On February 3, 2009, Carter recorded his fifth career triple-double with 15 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a 99–85 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.[68]
    Orlando Magic (2009–2010)
    Carter with the Magic performs a layup against the Raptors, November 2009

    On June 25, 2009, Carter was traded, along with Ryan Anderson, to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee.[69] Orlando hoped Carter would provide center Dwight Howard with a perimeter scorer who can create his own shot—something the Magic had lacked when they were defeated in the 2009 NBA Finals by the Los Angeles Lakers.[70] On February 8, 2010, Carter had a season-high 48 points, 34 in the second half, when the Magic rallied from a 17-point deficit to defeat the New Orleans Hornets 123–117.[71] Carter helped the Magic reach the Eastern Conference Finals, where they were defeated 4–2 by the Boston Celtics. To date, this is the only time Carter has played in a conference finals series.
    Phoenix Suns (2010–2011)

    On December 18, 2010, Carter was acquired by the Phoenix Suns in a six-player trade with the Magic.[72] On January 17, 2011, Carter recorded 29 points and 12 rebounds in a 129–121 win over the New York Knicks.[73] He reached 20,000 career points during the game, becoming the 37th NBA player to reach that plateau.[74]

    On December 9, 2011, following the conclusion of the NBA lockout, Carter was waived by the Suns, meaning the team only had to pay him $4 million of the $18 million he was due for the 2011–12 season.[75] Carter appeared in 51 games with 41 starts while averaging 13.5 points while shooting 42 percent.[75]
    Dallas Mavericks (2011–2014)

    On December 12, 2011, Carter signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.[76] This move reunited Carter with former Nets teammate Jason Kidd. On April 20, 2012 against the Golden State Warriors, Carter became the eighth player in NBA history with 1,500 3-pointers when he made one in the closing minutes.[77]
    Carter with the Mavericks in October 2012

    While known early on in his career for his circus dunks, Carter became known for his 3-point shooting with the Mavericks.[78] On February 13, 2013, in a 123–100 win over the Sacramento Kings, Carter scored 26 points to pass Larry Bird on the NBA's career scoring list, moving him into 29th place.[79] Carter turned aside a Sacramento rally in the third quarter by going 5 of 7 from long range and scoring 17 of Dallas' last 21 points in the period. He ended the night with 21,796 career points for 29th on the all-time list, five ahead of Bird.[78] He also became the 11th NBA player with at least 1,600 3-pointers.[78] He finished the season ranked 27th on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 22,223 career points. His 162 3-pointers tied his career high for 3s made in a season (162-of-397, .408, with Toronto in 2000–01). Over the course of the season, he advanced from 17th place to 11th place on the NBA's all-time 3-point field goals made list (passing Nick Van Exel, Tim Hardaway, Eddie Jones, Glen Rice, Jason Richardson and Kobe Bryant), finishing the year with 1,663 career 3-pointers.[80]

    Prior to the 2013–14 season, Carter established himself as the Mavericks' sixth man, after the departure of Jason Terry.[81] He averaged just 10.5 points and shot 37.6% from the field during the first 22 games of the season due to increased responsibilities and pressure to be the team's lone scoring punch off of the bench. He saw his numbers improve in December, averaging 12.5 points and shooting 44.3% from the field during an 18-game stretch.[81] On March 16, 2014 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Carter raised his career total to 23,010 points, becoming the 27th NBA player to pass the 23,000-point mark with a 3-pointer with 2:17 left in the third quarter.[82] In Game 3 of the Mavericks' first round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Carter drilled the game-winning 3-pointer with no time remaining on the clock to give the eighth-seeded Mavericks a 109–108 win and a 2–1 series edge over the top-seeded Spurs.[83] The Mavericks went on to lose the series in seven games.
    Memphis Grizzlies (2014–2017)

    On July 12, 2014, Carter signed a multi-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.[84] On November 13, 2014, he made a game winning alley-oop assist from the sideline to teammate Courtney Lee at the buzzer to win the game 111–110 over the Sacramento Kings.[85] On December 17, 2014, Carter scored a season-high 18 points in a 117–116 triple overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs.[86] Carter moved into 25th in all-time NBA scoring during the game, passing Robert Parish (23,334).[87]

    Carter appeared in just one of the Grizzlies' first 12 games of the 2015–16 season.[88] On February 24, 2016, with nine points scored against the Los Angeles Lakers, Carter passed Charles Barkley (23,757) for 24th in career points scored.[89] Two days later, he scored a season-high 19 points in a 112–95 win over the Lakers.[90] For the latter half of April and the whole first round playoff series against the Spurs, Carter was inserted in the starting lineup and played well.[91] In Game 1 against the Spurs, Carter scored a team-high 16 points in a 106–74 loss.[92] The Grizzlies went on to lose the series in four games. After finishing second behind Tim Duncan in the 2014–15 season, Carter was awarded with the Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award for the 2015–16 season. The award recognizes the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team.[93]

    On November 1, 2016, Carter played in his 1,278th NBA game, tying him with A. C. Green for 25th on the NBA's career list. He also became the 24th player in NBA history to surpass 24,000 career points.[94] On November 8, he scored 20 points against the Denver Nuggets and became the oldest player in the NBA to post a 20-point game since Michael Jordan scored 25 for the Washington Wizards in April 2003, at age 40.[95] It was also Carter's first 20-point game since April 30, 2014.[96] On November 12, Carter made seven field goals against the Milwaukee Bucks to pass Gary Payton (8,708) for 21st in NBA history.[97] Carter also passed Charles Oakley for 24th on the NBA's career games played list with 1,283.[98] On November 14, in a win over the Utah Jazz, Carter had his second 20-point game of the season, joining Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing as the only players in NBA history to put up 20 points and 5+ rebounds off the bench at the age of 39,[99][100] with Carter being the oldest at 39 years and 287 days.[101] Carter missed seven games in early December with a right hip flexor strain.[102] On January 11, Carter hit his 1,989th career three-pointer to move ahead of Jason Kidd and into fifth on the all-time list.[103] On February 1, in a game against the Denver Nuggets, Carter hit his 2,000th career three-pointer, making him only the fifth player to ever reach that mark.[104] On February 6 against San Antonio, Carter joined Karl Malone, Dikembe Mutombo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parish as the only 40-year old players to record at least four blocks in a game.[105] On February 15, in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Carter passed Allen Iverson for 23rd on the NBA all-time scoring list.[106] On March 13, Carter made his first start of the season and made all eight of his shots, including six from beyond the arc, to score a season-high 24 points and lead the Grizzlies past the Milwaukee Bucks 113–93.[107] He became the first 40-year-old in NBA history to hit six triples in one game.[108] At 40 years, 46 days old, Carter also became the oldest player to start an NBA game since Juwan Howard in April 2013.[107] On March 29 against the Indiana Pacers, Carter passed Ray Allen for 22nd on the NBA all-time scoring list.[109] In the Grizzlies' regular-season finale on April 12 against the Dallas Mavericks, Carter played in his 1,347th game and passed Kobe Bryant for 13th in regular-season games played.[110] On April 22, Carter became the first 40-year-old to make three or more 3-pointers in a playoff game during Game 4 of the Grizzlies' first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs.[111]
    Sacramento Kings (2017–2018)
    Carter with the Sacramento Kings in February 2018

    On July 10, 2017, Carter signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Sacramento Kings.[112][113] On August 18, 2017, during the Players Voice Awards, Carter was named by the NBA Players Association as the Most Influential Veteran.[114] Carter missed seven games early in the season with a kidney stone.[115] On December 27, 2017, Carter scored a season-high 24 points in a 109–95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was the first time in NBA history that a 40-plus-year-old reserve scored at least 20 points in a game.[116] He shot 10-of-12 from the field in 30 minutes off the bench,[116] with his 83 percent shooting marking the second highest percentage of his career.[117] On January 28, 2018 against the San Antonio Spurs, Carter and Manu Ginóbili scored 21 and 15 points respectively; it was the first game in NBA history where two players over the age of 40 each scored at least 15 points.[118] On March 19, 2018, in a 106–90 loss to the Detroit Pistons, Carter had seven points to move past Patrick Ewing into 22nd place on the NBA's career scoring list.[119] At the season's end, he was named the recipient of the NBPA's Backbone Award and Most Respected Award, as part of the Players Voice Awards.[120][121]
    Atlanta Hawks (2018–2020)

    On August 24, 2018, Carter signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[122] In his debut for the Hawks on October 17, 2018, Carter started at forward and scored 12 points in a 126–107 loss to the New York Knicks,[123] becoming the second oldest player in NBA history to start a season opener at 41 years and 264 days old.[124] Only Robert Parish (42 years and 65 days old) was an older opening-night NBA starter than Carter.[123] On November 21, he scored 14 points off the bench in a 124–108 loss to the Toronto Raptors, thus becoming the 22nd player in NBA history to reach 25,000 career points.[125] On December 29, he scored an equal team-high 21 points in 111–108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was his first game with 20 points for Atlanta and became the oldest player in history to lead or tie for the team lead in scoring.[126] He also became the oldest player in NBA history to score 20+ points at 41 years and 337 days old, breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record by 6 days.[127][128] On February 7, 2019, against the Raptors, Carter passed Jerry West for 21st on the NBA's all-time scoring list.[129] On March 1, 2019, he logged the second-most minutes for the Hawks in a 168–161 quadruple-overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls. At 42, Carter became the oldest player in NBA history to play at least 45 minutes in a game.[130] On March 4, he scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, in a 114–113 loss to the Miami Heat. He thus surpassed Reggie Miller for 20th on the all-time scoring list, passed Jamal Crawford for sixth on the all-time 3-point field goals made list, became the oldest player to shoot seven 3-pointers, and broke his own record of being the oldest player to score 20+ points in a game at 42 years old.[131][132][133] On March 31, against the Milwaukee Bucks, Carter passed Karl Malone for fifth place on the all-time games played list with his 1,477th game.[134]

    In June 2019, Carter stated that he was planning to retire at the end of the 2019-20 NBA season.[135] On September 20, 2019, Carter re-signed with the Hawks[136] and played his first game on October 24, 2019, making his 22nd season official. Four of Carter's teammates were born sometime after he was drafted in 1998.[137] On December 10, 2019, he became the fifth player in NBA history to play at least 1,500 games.[138] On January 4, 2020, during a 116–111 win over the Indiana Pacers, Carter became the only player in NBA history to have played in four different decades.[1] On January 22, 2020, Carter moved past Alex English for 19th on the NBA all-time scoring list.[139] On January 31, 2020, Carter moved up to 3rd place in all-time NBA games played with 1,523 passing Dirk Nowitzki in the process.[140] On March 11, 2020 against the New York Knicks, Carter returned to the floor in the final seconds of the game, making a three-pointer in what would be his final game. The NBA suspended the season the same day due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Carter officially announced his retirement from the NBA on June 25, 2020,[141] over a month before the scheduled resumption of play on July 31, where the Hawks had not been invited to compete.[142]
    National team career

    Carter played for head coach Kelvin Sampson on the United States men's national under-19 team at the 1995 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in Athens. He and Samaki Walker tied for the team lead in blocks in the team's eight games.[143]

    During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Carter performed one of the most memorable dunks of his career when he jumped over 7-foot-2-inch (2.18 m) French center Frédéric Weis. Teammate Jason Kidd said "It was one of the best plays I've ever seen." The French media later dubbed it "le dunk de la mort" ("the Dunk of Death").[144] The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal that year and Carter led the team with 14.8 points per game. Carter admitted he channeled his frustrations in his personal life and Tracy McGrady leaving the Raptors before the Olympics.[145]

    Carter replaced Kobe Bryant on the USA roster for the 2003 FIBA Americas Tournament while Bryant was undergoing surgeries on his knee and shoulder. He wore Bryant's jersey number 8.[146] Bryant was supposed to take his spot back in time for the 2004 Olympics. However, Bryant later on withdrew due to the rape charges he was facing at that time. Carter was offered the Olympic spot but declined as he felt he needed to take some time off during the summer to rest and heal and he was also getting married at that time.[147]
    Awards and achievements

    Carter is the only player in NBA history to appear in a game in four different decades.[148] He is one of six players in NBA history to average at least 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game in 10 straight seasons.[149] He is also one of six players in league history to record 24,000 points, 6,000 rebounds, 2,500 assists, 1,000 steals and 1,000 3-point field goals.[citation needed]

    8× NBA All-Star selection: 2000–2007 (did not play in 2002 due to injury)
    Olympic gold medal: 2000
    2× 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[150]
    Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award: 2016[151]

    NBA playoff records

    Most three-point field goals made in one half: 8 (May 11, 2001 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Eastern Conference Semifinals)
    Most consecutive three-point field goals made in one game: 8 (same game as above)
    Most consecutive three-point field goals made in one half: 8 (same game as above)[152]
    First 40-year old player to hit at least three 3-pointers in a playoff game: 3 (April 22, 2017 vs. San Antonio Spurs, Western Conference 1st round)[153]

    Toronto Raptors franchise records

    Most points scored in a season: 2,107 (1999–2000)
    Most points scored in a game: 51 (February 27, 2000 vs Phoenix Suns)
    Most points scored in a playoff game: 50 (May 11, 2001 vs. Philadelphia 76ers)
    Highest franchise career points per game average: 23.4
    Highest points per game in a season: 27.6 (2000–01)
    Most blocks in a playoff game: 4 (May 11, 2001 vs. Philadelphia 76ers)
    Most field goals made in a season (1999–2000)
    Most field goals made in a game: 20 (January 14, 2000 vs. Milwaukee Bucks)
    Most minutes played in a game: 63 (February 23, 2001 vs. Sacramento Kings)
    3rd All-Time Franchise points leader: 9,420
    4th All-Time Franchise blocks leader: 415[154]

    New Jersey Nets franchise records

    Most three-point field goals made in one game: 9 (December 11, 2006 vs. Memphis Grizzlies)
    Most points scored in one season: 2,070 (2006–07)
    Most consecutive 20 or more point games: 23 (2005–06)
    First Net to score at least 2,000 points in a single season (2006–07)[155]

    Career highs

    Points: 51 (2 times)[156]
    Field goals made: 20 vs. Milwaukee January 14, 2000[156]
    Three point field goals made: 9 vs. Memphis December 11, 2006[156]
    Free throws made: 23 vs. Miami December 23, 2005[156]
    Rebounds: 16 vs. Washington April 7, 2007[156]
    Assists: 14 vs. Milwaukee January 9, 2009[156]
    Steals: 6 (5 times)[156]
    Blocks: 6 vs. Chicago March 28, 1999[156]

    Video game, TV and film appearances

    Appeared on the cover of NBA Live 2004.[157]
    Appeared on the cover of NBA Inside Drive 2002.[158]
    Appeared in the 2002 film Like Mike, where the fictional Los Angeles Knights had to beat Carter and the Toronto Raptors in order to gain the 8th seed in the playoffs.
    Appeared in Fabolous' 2002 music video for "This Is My Party", and Glenn Lewis' 2003 music video for "Back for More".
    Appeared in the TV Series Moesha as himself in the episode Mis-Directed Study in 1999.[159]
    A 60-minute Vince Carter documentary entitled The Carter Effect by Sean Menard was shown at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival about Carter's impact in the Canadian basketball scene.[160][161] It was also made available on Netflix.[162]
    Vince Carter appears in the 2008 title Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. He has been turned into a cyborg by the evil terrorist organization B.L.O.O.D.M.O.S.E.S.[163]

    Personal life

    Carter is the son of Michelle and Vincent Carter, Sr. His parents divorced when he was seven years old.[164] Carter's mother remarried at least twice.[164][165]

    Carter married Ellen Rucker, a chiropractor, in July 2004; the couple divorced in 2006. They have one daughter together.[166] Carter is now married to Sondi Carter, an NASM trainer.[167] They have a son[168][169][170] and a daughter.[171]

    Carter has donated to his high school, Mainland, as well as the foundation he established upon being drafted into the NBA in 1998, The Embassy of Hope.[172] On February 3, 2007, a statue of Carter was unveiled at Mainland.[173]

    Carter opened a self-titled restaurant in Daytona Beach in 2010. He and his mother, who operated the restaurant, sold it in January 2017 for $4.3 million (equivalent to $4.5 million in 2019).[174]

    Carter visited with the Duquesne University men's basketball team in Pittsburgh as a show of support after five of its players were shot in September 2006.[175]

    Carter signed a sponsorship deal with Puma prior to his first NBA season, and his first signature shoe the "Puma Vinsanity" was released.[176] However Carter broke his contract with Puma prematurely, citing the "shoes were hurting his feet" and play out the rest of the 1999-2000 NBA season in various brands.[177] Prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics, Carter signed with Nike as a 'signature athlete'[178] and his first signature Nike Shox shoe, a Nike Shox BB4 PE,[179] debuted and released publicly in 2000 to coincide with the Olympic games.[180] Nike released five other signature Shox models bearing Carter's initials.[181] During his final season, Nike commemorated Carter's 22 year NBA career by publicly re-releasing his first Nike signature shoe, the Shox BB4.[182]


    i thought vince carter was michael jordan?


    who is this bum


    What did this old fucking boomer do to deserve a GOAT card? Dude averaged like 10 points throughout his entire career hes nothing but a role player.


    Well you haven’t watched a game of 2000s basketball watch some then come talk smack


    Just did he was nothing more than a dunker he sucks

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    He put us on the map


    How does this bum have a goat card and Ben simmions doesn't smh


    2k, stop giving us GOAT cards to people who dont deserve them. I googled this man and nothing came up, since he is a NOBODY!!!!! He barely deserves a BRONZE, and a GOAT OPAL before MELO??!?!?!?!?! Come on 2k, be better

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    Are you joking, if you don’t know who Vince carter is your probably 5


    Wdym Vince Carter in his prime was like LeBron James and he won the dunk contest of his first dunk TF out of here


    Vince carter has never dunked in his entire 3 year nba career

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    You just trolling


    Don't mind him he wants clout