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"It's the best feeling" - Vince Carter recollects Kobe Bryant's encouraging message to him before his retirement "It's the best feeling" - Vince Carter recollects Kobe Bryant's encouraging message to him before his retirement
"It's the best feeling" - Vince Carter recollects Kobe Bryant's encouraging message to him before his retirement
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“After retirement I’ve gotten soft” - Vince Carter hilariously shares candid sentiments amid Brooklyn Nets retiring his jersey “After retirement I’ve gotten soft” - Vince Carter hilariously shares candid sentiments amid Brooklyn Nets retiring his jersey
“After retirement I’ve gotten soft” - Vince Carter hilariously shares candid sentiments amid Brooklyn Nets retiring his jersey
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Vince Carter: A Brief Biography

Born on January 26, 1977, Vincent Lamar Carter Jr. is a professional Basketball player. He was mainly positioned as a shooting guard or small forward. During his NBA career, he was twice selected for the All-NBA Team and was an eight-time All-Star. Now, Vince is working as a basketball analyst for ESPN.


In NBA History, he is the only player to play 22 seasons in four different decades (1999 to 2020). He earned many nicknames, such as “Vinsanity”, “Air Canada”, and “Half Man, Half Amazing”. With each performance, he entertained the crowds with his leaping abilities and got new nicknames.


Vince Carter’s Early Life


Vince Carter was born on January 26, 1977, in Daytona Beach, Florida. His Parents, Michelle and Vincent Carter Sr. divorced when he was just seven years old. His mother remarried a school teacher, Harry Robinson. He was raised primarily by his mother and her second husband.


Vince was equally talented in both music and sports. His stepfather and mother instilled in him the importance of exploring multiple interests to develop a well-rounded personality. At Mainland (High School), Vince honed his musical talents by playing the saxophone in the marching band and baritone in the Jazz band.


Vince Carter Education


Vince Carter was admitted to Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. He played football as a quarterback, but unfortunately, he broke his wrist in his freshman year. This injury forced him to leave football and switch to volleyball, and he was regarded as the Volusia County Player of the Year. He was the captain of the school’s volleyball team. In Addition to being captain of the Volleyball team, he assisted the school’s basketball team in the 1994-95 Florida Class 6A championship and was a 1995 McDonald’s All-American.


Vince enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. He played three basketball seasons for the North Carolina Tar Heels during college. He completed his graduation with a degree in African-American studies in August 2000.


Vince Carter's NBA Journey


Vince Carter started his professional basketball career after being selected as the fifth overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 1998 NBA draft. Later, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors. In 2000, Vince led the Raptors to their first-ever playoff appearance and won their first-ever playoff series in 2001. He averaged a career-high 27.6 points during the 2000-01 season.


In August 2001, Vince Carter signed a six-year contract extension with the Raptors worth $94 million. Carter was selected to play in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game but could not play due to an injury. Therefore, the Raptors lost five games to the Detroit Pistons in the first round. Vince participated in 73 games in the 2003-04 season.


During the 2004 off-season, the coaching staff and general manager Glen Grunwald were suspended due to trade rumours. Rob Babcock (new general manager) traded Vince to the New Jersey Nets on December 17, 2004. He played for five seasons for the team, averaging 23.6 points per game. He led the team to 49 wins in the 2005-06 season and was regarded as an Eastern Conference All-Star in 2006. Vince joined the Brooklyn Nets with Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson as the leading players.


Vince Carter was selected as a reserve in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. Vince and Kidd became the first players in over 18 years of NBA history to record triple-doubles in the same game. Vince completed this season by playing all 82 games, averaging over 25 points.


Vince re-signed with the Brooklyn Nets for a four-year contract extension worth $61.8 million in July 2007. He played as a captain, and in the 2008-09 season, Vince and Kidd were the highest-scoring starting backcourt in the league. On June 25, 2009, Vince Carter was traded to the Orlando Magic, along with Ryan Anderson. He recorded a season-high 48 points in a match against the New Orleans Hornets. Vince was drafted by the Phoenix Suns on December 18, 2010, as a first-round pick in the 2011 NBA draft in exchange for Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark. Carter only played for a year for the team.


Vince Carter signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on December 12, 2011. He became the eighth player in NBA history with 1,500 3-pointers. He finished the season scoring 22,223 career points and ranked 27th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.


On July 12, 2014, Vince was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies based on a multi-year deal. On February 26, 2016, Vince recorded a season-high 19 points in a match against the Los Angeles Lakers. He was honoured with the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award for the 2015-16 season. Vince scored 24,000 points in 2017, adding his name to the 24th position in NBA history to do the same. Also, he became the first NBA player to hit six triples in one game at the age of 40. Later that year, Sacramento Kings signed Vince Carter for 1 year with an $8 million contract.


Vince was regarded as the most influential veteran by the NBA Players Association. Also, at the end of the 2017-18 season, he was rewarded with the NBPA’s Backbone Award.


Vince Carter was traded to the Atlanta Hawks on August 24, 2018. During this season, he played several matches against different teams, including the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks.


On March 31, 2019, Vince ranked fifth on the all-time games played list (1,477 games). He was the fifth player in NBA history to play 1500 games. He announced his retirement in June 2019 but re-signed with the Hawks in September 2019. The season was suspended on March 11, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vince then officially announced his retirement on June 25, 2020.


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Vince Carter Awards and Achievements

Achievements/AwardsYear
Olympic Gold Medal2000
All-NBA Second Team2001
All-NBA Third Team2000
NBA All-Star Selection2000-2007
NBA All-Rookie First Team1999
NBA Rookie of the Year1999
Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year2016
The Sporting News NBA Rookie of the Year1999
NBA Sportsmanship Award 2020
NBA Slam Dunk Champion2000



Vince Carter’s Net Worth


As per the latest reports, the net worth of Vince Carter is estimated to be around $110 million. He had one of the longest NBA careers lasting 22 consecutive seasons in four decades from 1998 to 2020. Most of his earnings came from his NBA career and brand endorsements. He is now retired from the NBA and working as an analyst for ESPN.


Vince Carter’s Parents


Vincent Lamar Carter Jr. was born on January 26, 1977, to Michelle and Vincent Carter Sr. at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida. His parents divorced when Vince was just seven years old. Michelle Carter (Vince Carter’s mother) was a school teacher. She remarried a school teacher, Harry Robinson. Vince Carter was always inspired by his mother and stepfather to pursue both to have a well-rounded upbringing.


Vince Carter’s Wife


Vince Carter, first married a chiropractor, Ellen Rucker Sellers, in July 2004. The couple had their first daughter (Kai Michelle Carter) in July 2005. Ellen Rucker and Vince Carter eventually got separated in 2006 due to some reasons.


Vince married Sondi Carter, a fitness trainer at the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). The couple always tried to keep their relationship private; their marriage date is also unknown. Unfortunately, Sondi was involved as a victim in a burglary which put her in the spotlight.


Vince Carter’s Kids


Vince Carter is the father of three kids - a son and two daughters. He has a daughter, Kai Michelle Carter, born in 2005, from his former partner, Ellen Rucker Sellers. Kai was just a year old when her parents separated.


Vince has a son, Vincent Lamar Carter and a daughter named Vayle Elizabeth with Sondi Carter. Detailed Infomation about them is unavailable as they keep their life away from the reach of social media.


FAQs

A. Vince Carter was born on January 26, 1977, and is 46 years old.
A. Vince primarily played shooting guard and small forward positions.
A. As of 2023, the net worth of Vince Carter is around $110 million.
A. Vince Carter is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall.
A. Vince Carter was born to his parents (Michelle and Vincent Carter Sr.) in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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