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Vince Carter

Carter in 2013
No. 15 – Memphis Grizzlies
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1977-01-26) January 26, 1977 (age 39)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Mainland (Daytona Beach, Florida)
College North Carolina (1995–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career 1998–present
Career history
1998–2004 Toronto Raptors
2004–2009 New Jersey Nets
2009–2010 Orlando Magic
2010–2011 Phoenix Suns
2011–2014 Dallas Mavericks
2014–present Memphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
8× NBA All-Star (2000–2007)
All-NBA Second Team (2001)
All-NBA Third Team (2000)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1999)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2000)
Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award (2016)
Consensus second-team All-American (1998)
Florida Mr. Basketball (1995)
Stats at
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I don’t want or need to gain respect with what I do off the court. I want respect for what I do on the court.
Vince Carter
I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports.
Everybody is different. Everybody has different styles. Just do it the best way you know how.
Vince Carter
There’s not a thing that any of you guys can say bad about me that would hurt my feelings… I’m not coming at you, what I’m saying is that, I’m willing to take that heat for my team, if we’re playing well or if we’re not playing well.
Vince Carter
My first dunk was actually in sixth grade.
I think people are going to like my new shoes. I like them. I had a lot of success with the one last year, but this year’s shoe is going to be a little different, but at the same time it’s going to be a little spin-off on last year’s shoe.
Vince Carter
I don’t care how I got here. In the books, when you look at it 10 or 20 years from now, it’s not going say how he got here, it’s going to say he’s here and he represented the team.
Vince Carter
I just think people should be able to express themselves.