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[Retirement] Vinsanity appreciation thread

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by daywalker02, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Jontro

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    so vince was holding them back this whole time
     
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  2. BigDog63

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    I'm curious what you base this on? I mean, unless you played against him, how would you know how he was as a competitor at the highest levels?
     
  3. magichat281

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    Reason i love 90s -00 basketball. Carter Kobe Mcgrady Lebron(not cry baby) Iverson Jordan. Incredible decade to watch basketball. I would watch basketball even if the rockets werent even playing. Player played with their heart out every game.
     
  4. Fefo

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    I may be wrong, but i think what he means is that Carter had everything to be like Kobe, and he fell waaaaay short.
    I dont like him as much as a player, but nobody can deny he was supremely talented and one of the most gifted athletes the nba has ever seen.
    But there was something missing there and it was probably the drive to be the best. At his peak he was really good, but his teams still won nothing.
     
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  5. Nook

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    The comments of multiple players at the time.
     
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  6. TimDuncanDonaut

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    Played all four decades, eight time all star.

    In his early career, a lot of kids at the playground wanted to be him.
     
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    Probably have to re-watch his time once this rona has settled, there were tons of great guards and forwards during his time.

    Nobody is Kobe or Jordan in the killer instinct department.

    Inhumane to request IMHO lmao.

    Next up would be the Birds, Magics, Duncans, Lebrons, Hakeems, Shaqs who were great competitors.

    VC is one and a half tiers below.
     
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  8. BigDog63

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    Fair enough
     
  9. BigDog63

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    Yes I thought maybe too, but seemed to have more directly about his actual competitiveness more than team results.

    His reply below seems to have confirmed this.

    I don't argue the results but those can happen even when one is trying very hard.
     
  10. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    Half man, half all active seasons since the NBA/ABA merger. Props VC.
     
  11. Fefo

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    I think that when you look back at Vince career you think he could have done so much more, since he had all the tools, and i think is fair that people ( me included) are not impressed with what he achieved.
    I think its not unfair to say he had as many tools as kobe or tmac, but he was nowhere the player that those 2 were.
     
  12. Landsdale

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    Did you watch him play basketball in his prime?
     
  13. Landsdale

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    Vince was must see tv for quite awhile and he had some clutch in him too
     
  14. Sanctity

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    A silhouette of VC jumping over 7'2 dude with his nuts grazing the head in the 2000 Olympics should be the monumental embodiment of his career.

     
  15. pgabriel

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    Vinc Carter actually had a decent all around career. He definitely would benefited playing with another superstar. He proved that playing with Kidd

    He is known for dunking first but he is an above average typical fundamentally sound North Carolina player
     
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    In a strange way, VC embodies love of basketball more so than many superstars of the same era, playing the game without an ego, never threatening to hang it up once he’s not the center of the universe or when he can’t make a difference in the accepted ways of superstars or worried about tarnishing a legacy. He’s just happy to play the game (unless someone can show me that he’s hurting for money). Most will view that as a knock against him (“not an alpha”, “no killer instinct”, etc.), but in the grander scheme of things, the world needs more people like VC and fewer people like MJ and Kobe.
     
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  17. Invisible Fan

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    Who better- TMac or Vince?
     
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