The World's Most Famous Dunk Victim Says He Tried To Kill Himself

Frederic Weis might not be known by name, but anyone with an intermediate knowledge of basketball can recognize him from any “best dunks” compilation on YouTube. The 7-foot-2 Frenchman had Vince Carter soar over him in the 2000 Summer Olympics with what’s now referred to as “la dunk de la mort,” or “the Dunk of… » 7/14/15 1:16pm 7/14/15 1:16pm

Jay Williams Misremembers Playing Duke-UNC Game Against Vince Carter

Jay Williams attempted to explain the experience of playing in a Duke-UNC rivalry game to ESPN's audience tonight, though in his attempt to name-drop some of the Tar Heels players he faced as a member of the Blue Devils, he mentioned Vince Carter—a player who was already in the NBA by the time Williams enrolled at… » 2/18/15 8:09pm 2/18/15 8:09pm

Vince Carter's Old-Man Dunk Makes Me Happy

Let's be honest, this probably isn't a bloggable dunk if it had been done by, say, Terrence Ross or Gerald Green. A good-but-not-great dunk is a little more noteworthy, however, when it's 37-year-old Vince Carter throwing it down, showing us all that sometimes—even when you're a shell of your former self and your best… » 12/23/14 10:14am 12/23/14 10:14am

Vince Carter Receives Standing Ovation, Cries During Return to Toronto

Vince Carter's Memphis Grizzlies are playing in Toronto tonight, and for the first time since the Raptors traded the former Air Canada to the Nets in 2004, he was cheered. Carter has played 16 games in Toronto since the trade—including a playoff series in 2007—and in every single one of them he was vociferously booed.… » 11/19/14 8:58pm 11/19/14 8:58pm

Buzzer-Beating Tip-In Winner Called Good After Five Minutes Of Replay

The Memphis Grizzlies somehow pulled out a 111-110 win tonight at home over the Kings thanks to a buzzer-beating inbound pass-to-tip-in from Vince Carter to Courtney Lee with just 0.3 seconds remaining. It then took officials nearly five minutes to declare the basket good and to allow the Griz to celebrate. » 11/13/14 10:48pm 11/13/14 10:48pm

Mavs Beat Spurs On Vince Carter's Three-Point Buzzer-Beater

The Mavericks beat the Spurs 109-108 on a Vince Carter three-pointer at the buzzer. Down 108-106, Carter got the ball off the inbounds with 1.7 seconds left, pump-faked Manu Ginobili into the stratosphere, and drained a three from the corner as time expired. The play was reviewed and upheld, and the Mavs now lead the… » 4/26/14 7:24pm 4/26/14 7:24pm

Vince Carter's Drug Rehab Facility Is Broken Down And Closing

Did you know Vince Carter plopped down $1.6 million in 2008 toward the construction of a drug rehabilitation facility in Bunnell, Fla., a town half an hour up the road from Daytona Beach? Did you know that Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, the operators of the $8 million facility, named it in Carter's honor… » 3/08/13 4:30pm 3/08/13 4:30pm

Vince Carter Airballed A Finger-Roll Last Night

At first, the best part of this clip is how the Kings pretty much allow Carter to traipse down the lane for what should have been one of his signature dunks. Not too long ago, Carter would have obliged by giving all of us something to marvel at. But he's 35 now, and it must be harder and harder for him to reach those… » 4/11/12 10:15am 4/11/12 10:15am

Vince Carter Reminds Us That He's Still Vince Carter

A chin-strapped, goateed Vince Carter took off against the Thunder last night and, with a quick spin-move into the block and a graceful reverse dunk, returned us all to a time when he was Half Amazing. Carter has been in the league for 12 years and he's still averaging close to 15 points per game for the Suns and… » 3/31/11 11:15am 3/31/11 11:15am

Brandon Bass Whacks Vince Carter, World Rejoices

The NBA Closer is written by Matt McHale, a former college intramural freethrow shooting champion...25-for-25 baby! When he's not perfecting his stroke from the line - no double-entendre intended, as far as you know - he can be found studying the science of freethrowology at Basketbawful. Enjoy!

Brandon Bass is my… » 2/11/08 9:15am 2/11/08 9:15am