Dunk of the Night: 38 Year Old Vince Carter Throws Down Against The Lakers
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Every single time Vince Carter or Kobe Bryant dunk, you can bet on hearing somebody say “turning back the hands of time” or “vintage.” And this has been going on for years. And on Sunday against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, Vince Carter (i’m not going to say it) when he drove past Lou Williams and then threw down a dunk Brandon Bass and Julius Randle didn’t want to challenge. Why didn’t they try to block the dunk? Maybe when they saw the 38 year old Vince lift off they had flashbacks of when Vince and Kobe Bryant were making daily posters as the two best dunkers in the league.
Some who weren’t around to fully appreciate the days of prime Vinsanity in the late 90s and early 00s might disagree with me calling them the two best – in particular Kobe Bryant. But not only do I feel Kobe was the 2nd best dunker during that time, I think Kobe is one of the top 5 dunkers of all-time. Before Vince entered the league, nobody was throwing down 360 dunks, windmills and reverse dunks in games as often and as nasty as Kobe was. And when Vince did bless the league with his aerial acts, Kobe was 2nd to just Vince and teammate Shaq in the poster department.
So in honor of the 2 dunking legends who almost became college teammates in the mid-90s, here’s a great pic of the two on Sunday and a bunch of great dunks from memory lane.