Flashback: 2000 Olympic team vs USA Select Game (Vince, Jrich, Ray Allen dunkfest)

Published on July 4th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 13,676 views

Everybody remembers Vinsanity spreading through out Australia in the 2000 Olympics, but the summer excitement for Vince Carter and the Olympic team started when they played in an exhibition game against a USA Select team that featured future NBA players like Shane Battier, Troy Murphy, Jamaal Tinsley and the high-flying Jason Richardson.

Thanks to mainly Vince, who scored 24 points and made 10 of 10 shots, which included multiple spectacular windmills, it was one of the most highlight filled games I’ve ever seen. But the highlights weren’t all about Vince and his teammates, Jason Richardson scored 20 points and had his share of dunks and 3 pointers too.  Jay Williams was also giving Gary Payton and Jason Kidd headaches until he ended up on a poster courtesy of Ray Allen.

As competitive as the Select Team was in the first half, the game ended with a 37 point win by the USA Olympic team.


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