Vince Carter Biography
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played as the Shooting Guard / Small Forward )
Birthday: January 26, 1977 (Aquarius)
Born In: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Vince Carter is an American professional basketball player currently signed to the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his college years, he played three seasons at the University of North Carolina, helping his team reach the final four of the NCAA Tournament. He was selected as the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors, but was immediately traded to the Toronto Raptors. Since then he has played for a number of NBA teams, including New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies. He has won a gold medal for representing the United States in the Summer Olympics. He has been named to the NBA All-Star team for a record eight times. Known for his exceptional dunking skills, he has earned nicknames like 'Vinsanity', 'Air Canada', and 'Half-Man, Half-Amazing'. Despite an overall successful career during which he has made numerous records, it is generally considered that his love for the game has gradually declined over the years. Repeated injury also played an important role during his early career.