On Monday night, NBATV aired a great interview with the greatest dunker and poster maker of all-time, Vincent Lamar Carter aka Half-Man Half-Amazing aka Air Canada aka Vinsanity.
During one of the show’s best scenes, Steve Smith and Vince discussed the day Carter climbed Smitty’s teammate, Mt. Mutombo, during Carter’s rookie season. Carter said it took everything in him to not give Deke the finger wag and then revealed that he had a dunk list. Obviously Deke was on the list but the big follow up question was: Did Vince get to scratch off everybody on his Kill Bill like list? With a smile, Vince replied, “yeah.”
Well, Vince didn’t reveal the names on the list, but I’m going to take a stab at the usual suspects which I assume didn’t have Shaq on it, because if it did, then there should be 1 name left on his list without a scratch through it. This is what happened when Vince tried to scratch Shaq off his list.
And here’s my guess at the list, which includes the following guys: Zo, Duncan, David Robinson, Theo Ratliff, Ben Wallace, Shawn Bradley, Shawn Kemp, Bo Outlaw, Hakeem and Mutombo.
ALONZO MOURNING (4 TIMES)
TIM DUNCAN (TWICE IN COLLEGE & NBA)
SHAWN BRADLEY (TWICE)
DIKEMBE MUTOMBO (3 TIMES)
HAKEEM THE DREAM
He didn’t dunk “on” Hakeem but if I dunked this close to The Dream on a game-winning dunk, i’m sure the hell crossing his name off the list (1:17 mark). Other notables in this ultimate mix include Vlade Divac (1:32) and Rik Smits (1:35)