“Thank you Sacramento Kings” from all the victims of Vinsanity and the President of the VC15 Fan Club (that’s unofficially me)!
After three straight DNPs, the Kings unleashed Vince Carter against King James and the Cavs on Wednesday night. The 40-year-old legend responded with a game-high 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting during a season-high 30 minutes off the bench. The 24 is 10 more than his total points in November and 4 less than his total points in December before last night’s “turn back the clock” moment. The 24 is also the most points ever scored by a 40-year-old reserve in NBA history; the previous record of 18 was set by Manu Ginobili last month.
“He’s a hall of famer for a reason.” Said LeBron, who had 16 points, 14 assists and 10 boards for his 62nd career triple-double.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who played during the early and prime years of Vinsanity, also had some kind words for Carter after the Kings shocking 14-point victory.
“He’s always been a guy, big stage, big moment, that’s been his time to shine…Couldn’t stop him tonight. He had it going.”
After the game, which was a nice bounce back one for the Kings team that took a 27-point beatdown by the Clippers in their previous one, Vince was asked one of the best questions I’ve ever heard: “Do you drink from a styrofoam cup or straight from the fountain of youth?”
Obviously he said straight from the fountain of youth.
THROWBACKS: VINCE VS LEBRON
2005: NETS VS CAVS
2007: NETS VS CAVS
2009: NETS VS CAVS