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How does one deflect the shame of launching a contested and deep two-pointer early in the shot clock? By flailing to grasp an injured ankle, then hobbling around a bit for some theatrical buttressing and quietly slinking into the furthest corner of the basketball court. Vince Carter’s melodramatics were so convincing that Golden State’s Harrison Barnes abandoned his post to double a cutting Elton Brand. Too bad he’s unfamiliar with Carter’s injury-faking ways, because Carter used the momentary defensive lapse to rid himself of pain and sneak backdoor for a huge dunk.
Yesterday we lamented that President Barack Obama said he wouldn’t be able to make last night’s Knicks-Heat game (despite being in the area yesterday) because, in his words, “these days I have a few other things on my plate.” Well, now we know what exactly on his plate was keeping him away.
Remember these random beer drinking dudes sitting next to Vince Carter on the Dallas Mavericks’ bench from the other night? Of course you do. Well, Carter finally spoke out and addressed the issue. And, according to Vince, they were pretty chill bros.
It’s been some time since we’ve looked at Vince Carter as the same guy who won the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest and who absolutely embarrassed the one-time New York Knicks 7-footer Frederic Weis by jumping over him. Sadly, those days are long gone.
It’s a particularly contentious issue now with the Raptors trying to salvage what remains after this off-season . It’s not an uncommon position for the Raptors, however, who are used to facing this type of uncertainty and even ridicule.